Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Owl

Last weeks class at the Life Book was with Juliette Crane, How to paint whimsy animals. I did want to make an Owl and I did this little cute thing. But I did a mistake, I made her with a sleeves but not a wings so this is a Owl with sleeves surrounded with flying flowers, I must have been thinking of girl when I painted her and I was to tired efter my New York days. 
I think she is cute.
Going to practice more on whimsy animals.
Happy PPF to all of you..

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Postcard swap... New York and more....

Last week I was on a trip to New York with my family. We stayed in Long Island for two nights with a family and then in Manhattan for two nights. 
We did have a very nice time both with the family and then in the city.
Just before we vent I made these postcards for a postcard swap I was taking part in.

Im always late posting here but someone has to be the last one...

I went to Michaels in Staten Island and bought a little art stuff, they did not have Golden gel so I have to get it later but I bought so cheep stamps, one dollar each some of them, here in Iceland I have to pay dollars 20 or more for each. 

I did not find it easy to find magazine from Stampington but I found two Somerset Studio and one Cloth, Paper, Scissors. I was going to buy Journaling but I have to order it as I did not find one.
Happy last PPF friday...
Hope that Ill be on time next time..

Friday, June 15, 2012

When I wake up I think of you...

I think this one is going to be my last Lovely Lady, I dont know how many I have made but I think they are about 30.. It is about time to start doing something else..
This one is the quiet one, dosent say much but does think more. She is young and she is in love. I think she is beautiful...
But maybe I cant stop and start a new one tomorrow and make them 40.. who knows..
Today is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and the weather is great.. think Im going to go for an Ice cream.... 

Happy PPF to all of you and have a nice weekend.
:-) (-:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My guarding angels

I had to make more of my Guardian Angels, did not have any at home, all sold out. I like making my Angels, I think they all look so different and kind of cute..

I have been using 300 gr watercolor paper cold pressed and one day I tried hot pressed and Im very happy with that paper, it is like painting on silk, it is like the color is floating so nicely.

Now I have to make few more so that I can have ready for my exhibition in September but then Im going to have both Lovely Ladies and Guardian Angels.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Big Lovely Lady...

First of all I want to thank all of you for your nice comments here and on my page. I was going to visit all of you an leave a comment for you but I think I'm only done with half of you.
 Big ❤ ❤ ❤ to all of you :-)

I have been working on this Lovely Lady now for few days. I think I'm finished and I think I'm happy with her. Her colors are brighter, I should have waited for the daylight to take the photo.
This one has many layers and many colors. The size is 50x60 and she is painted on canvas. 

As you can see I have been using all kind of colored paper around her head and then I did start painting outlines and adding colors to the Lady and the background.

A little bit here and there, painting over adding stamps and more colors.. In the end I'm happy, might add a little doddeling here and there but not sure about that. 
♫♪♫♪ ♫♪  Happy PPF to you and happy weekend to the rest of you.  ♫♪♫♪♫♪

Friday, June 1, 2012

This week Im PPF Featured Artist...

Featured Artist: Sigga Dis

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

Welcome to Week 12 of Paint Party Friday (Year 2) and to the next edition of our Featured Artist Series! (Would you like to be a PPF Featured Artist? Please clickhere for details!) This week we are thrilled to feature a very versatile and enthusiastic artist all the way from Iceland. Please welcome Sigga Dis!

1) Please tell us a bit about your personal history with painting. (When did you start painting? How has your painting evolved since you first started?)
My name is Sigga Dís, I´m 53 years old, a Mixed Media artist and an art teacher, teaching children ages 6-16. I was 42 when I went to University to learn to become a teacher, an art teacher. I have always been doing some kind of art. Art class was my favorite class in school and I did go to art class after school too. I have been working with oils, acrylics, watercolors, glass, clay, making paper and just all kinds of material. If I´m not painting, I´m knitting or doing some needlework. I think my painting has been evolving all the time but today I feel like I can work with almost all materials without fearing that I can´t and that feels good.

2) What are your favorite techniques, media, and tools to use in creating your paintings?
I have been taking a few classes with Tam at The best class ever I think is the Live Book where Tam is teaching with I think 15 other teachers for one year. Each teacher teaches a different style and different technique. One of the teachers is Mystele. Something happened to me after her class where she was teaching us to paint ladies with a big nose and eyes all over the place. I just fell in love with her technique and since her class I have been painting and painting, having so much fun and liking my work very much. I'm using acrylics, watercolor, all kind of pens, stamps, paper, watercolor paper and just everything I have around me.

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

3) What is your favorite thing to paint? Why?
Painting angels has for a long time been my favorite. I have painted angels many ways, big and clumsy, small and beautiful and everything there in between. But I have also been painting all kind of things. Now after Tam's Fabulous Faces I learned how to draw faces and then I began to draw girls, ladies, beautiful angels and little girls. As I said before I´m painting clumsy but beautiful ladies now, but of course I continue taking Live Book classes as soon as they come every other week.

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

4) What is your proudest painting moment and/or greatest painting achievement so far?
I think that must have been when I had my first solo exhibition and sold a very expensive one. And now few weeks ago I was asked to have an exhibition, that was a good feeling. So now I´m going to have my 5th solo exhibition in 3 years and one more to come in September.

image courtesy of Sigga Dis

5) What's next in your painting future?
A few days ago I bought Kelly Rae´s e-book, Flying Lessons. It was on 50% discount for one day. I´m reading it and I´m going to learn from it now as I´m working on my own shop, having a blog and a FaceBook like page. Please come for a visit. It would make me very happy. I want to make something out of my art. And from now on I´m going to say like one of my FB friends said, I´m an artist and that feels good.


Thanks so much, Sigga! If you would like to see more of her artwork, please visit her at: