Update:  Green Dragon 11 x 14 Inch Acrylic Painting

Getting ready to paint with kids tomorrow.  The request this week was for a raven with wings of fire or a dragon.  These kids have tall orders!  Since I have painted a dragon before, I thought I would stick with something I didn’t have to learn from scratch.  Like wings of fire.  My go-to site for kids dragon art is Darkonator.  If you need a cute dragon step by step, I love Darkonator.  I went ahead and traced a dragon and then used that as my template to trace onto canvas.  I did the dragon outlines in black acrylic paint for the kids beforehand so they could get right to painting from the start.  I hope we finish!  https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-an-easy-cartoon-dragon-21055

July 19, 2017
Update:   Here are the paintings from today.  Rylan is visiting and won’t be able to work more on his dragon with me, but he says he is finished and likes the white with the blue.  Kaeleigh will finish hers next week.  She will add her black outlines back and work on smoke coming out his nose!   We also need to finish his eye.  I think both Kaeleigh and Rylan did a great job and I can’t wait to see what Kaeleigh’s looks like when she is finished.


July 26, 2017 final dragon

Ender Dragons 11 x 14 Inch Acrylic Paintings

Thanks to Darkonator https://drawinghub.com/tut/how-to-draw-ender-dragon-19583 , I was able to learn how to draw an ender dragon from Mine Craft.  I painted her twice yesterday and once today.  The reason was because I had my first teaching lesson today with an 8 year old named Kaeleigh.  She wanted to paint the ender dragon.  I was told the ender dragon is a “she” because she does something with eggs, and girls lay eggs.  For the life of me I can’t remember exactly where eggs come into play and what she does with them, but they do and that is what matters.  We had lots of fun.  I learned much about video games and Taylor Swift.  This week was a gauge to kinda see where we are.  Next week we will start something more traditional like fun spheres and fun boxes. 

Red and Green 11 x 14 Inch Floral Still Life Oil Painting

This is an 11 x 14 inch floral oil painting in the complementary colors of red and green. I really like watching the colors change during the day as different light hits the painting.

Orange and Blue Mini Paintings 4 x 4 Inch Flowers

There isn’t much to say about these floral mini paintings except that they are so cute!  I have painted quite a few of these and still say soooo cute every time I finish a new one.

Sunflower Awe II 18 x 18 Inch Oil Painting

I was in the mood for a really busy sunflower painting.  This oil painting was difficult to photograph because of the texture. No matter where I moved my lights or what angle I shot from, I couldn’t get a picture I was happy with.  The painting itself is really cool.  Every little brush and knife stroke stands out.  I like looking at it from the side.

Compliments Purple and Yellow Iris Still Life 14 x 18 Inch Oil Painting

This is a 14 x 18 inch oil painting done in complimentary colors.  I am working with yellows and purples at the moment.  I painted this one for my bathroom.  I love that when I get tired of the art I currently have hanging that I can throw out what I don’t want, or give away (I am trying to talk my husband into a bon fire) and then put a brand new piece up.