Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.

10.25.2014

30 Paintings framed and ready ...



Ok, so this is not one of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days ... 
but it IS a pic on a fun app that you can use to draw stuff WITH your friends on either an iPhone or iPad (maybe other things too). 
It is from Draw Something by Zynga.

I love it! It is a way to stay in touch with family and friends, too.

... anyway, here are a couple of shots of the 30in30 work:

 

 

Photos of my studio table with all of the paintings finished ... and that means: 

waxing and buffing with Dorland's Wax Medium 
painting the frames my husband made
attaching little hangers to the back
making foam core backing (because these paintings were on Arches Oil Paper) 
and writing on them all. 
Whew! It took a couple of weeks working a little each day to get them finished. (There were 30 of the darn things, remember...)

I hope to have a show of these somewhere in Juneau someday, 
because I do think most of them turned out very nicely.

You may, if you look at the photo above, notice my cloth bag that says, 

eat. 
sleep. 
paint.

I got that for my birthday one year. 
I follow an artist named Carol Marine who had them available and it is perfect! You really should check out her blog, and her new painting book, Daily Painting. I have already pre-ordered her new book that is coming out, I think, on November 4. 

We will be heading to the Islands (Hawaii) on Friday, so will not be posting too much. But I will be bringing painting and drawing stuff and will try to post as much as I can.

Thanks for checking in and leaving comments or signing up for email posts.

Happy painting!




 



10.21.2014

Winner of the Giveaway!


Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway.

Last night we put the names into my hat:

 

Matt drew the name.



Ta - Daaaa!


Steve is the winner 

of

this painting:





Congratulations Steve! 



10.17.2014

Giveaway!


Do not forget to comment or email me about the giveaway! (see below)




This is a progress shot as I was standing in the sand - of my Beach@Thane painting that will be JANUARY in the 2015 Plein Rein calendar. 

The calendars will be for sale:

First Friday at Gallery 917 Glacier Ave, Nov. 7

 AND

they are on sale right now at
 JAHC downtown Juneau!

There are only about 200 left, so I would recommend getting them sooner rather than later!



How to do the GIVEAWAY -

Just send me an email (teri.robus@gmail.com) saying "giveaway" or leave a comment with the word "giveaway" in the comment section of this blog and your name will be in the hat to win one of my 30Paintingsin30Days original paintings, archival, protected, framed and ready to hang! 

Commenters or emailers, please be sure to leave me your information: NAME and EMAIL. That way if you win I can email and ask your address for sending the painting.

One entry per person please.

I will pick the name of the winner on October 20th.


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Thanks for checking in!

 


10.15.2014

Two Weeks! ... and GIVEAWAY!


Two whole weeks have gone by since my last post. I have had some downtime and have been just sketching and not painting. 
But a few days ago I began another painting.

Eventually I will reveal the process and progress on it, but for now I would like to announce that my painting, Beach@Thane was chosen for the 2015 annual calendar always made by the Plein Rein Painters of Juneau, Alaska!

I am Miss January! or Ms January ... or something. Anyway, it is an honor to be in this most prestigious calendar and I am very happy.


Here is the initial thumbnail sketch for the 2015 January painting:




For those who follow this blog, or read this and send me their info (name and email), 
I am having a giveaway! 

Just send me an email (teri.robus@gmail.com) saying "giveaway" or leave a comment with the word "giveaway" in the comment section of this blog and your name will be in the hat to win one of my 30Paintingsin30Days original paintings, protected, framed and ready to hang! 

Commenters or emailers, please be sure to leave me your information: NAME and EMAIL. That way if you win I can email and ask your address for sending the painting.

One entry per person please.

I will pick the name of the winner on October 20th.

Thanks for checking in, thanks for entering the giveaway!

 and

Good Luck!





10.01.2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days, September '14 Collage


The Paintings
 
 
 
 
 They look kinda cool in a collage like this, done with picmonkey.


There were 1053 artists signed up to do the Sept 2014 Challenge.

Wonder how many actually did all 30 paintings?

I am planning out which painting(s) to work on next, 
so see you back here in the next few days!

Oh! I also have a surprise for the followers of this blog, and will reveal it the next time I post.

Cheers and thanks for viewing my art!