Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Still working on this one..

As you know I did not like the colours and the face in my painting
 so I did paint over and changed the colours in my Mandala.

Yes, I changed the face, the colour of the Mandala and did add another hand...
Still a work to do, give the new hand a colour and 
work a little bit on the background :)

Have a beautiful Wednesday.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Did not like the colour in my Mandala..

I did make this beautiful Mandala but did not like the colours..

And I did not like this pretty face... 
So I painted over with Gesso and started paint the Mandala in new colours..

And I did paint a new face, more like my face..
with the big nose and my kind of eyes..
Here Im in my sofa corner with my painting and some paint.. 

 I did add some black colour around my girl and Mandala, 
now I have to start with the background and girl..

I love my Mandala now, I love my girl now... I hope I dont have to paint over again... 

Have a wonderful day

We have the sun in Iceland now.... and I hope we are going to keep it for some time :)


Monday, May 23, 2016

Painting in the sun

Yesterday we had a beautiful weather in Iceland so
I took my canvas out and did a little painting in the sun.
Just if we could get more sunny days here, today it is cold and no sun.. so Im painting inside..
 I was playing with ink, stencils and paint..
Not sure about the outcome, I'm not finished yet.

The ink did dry fast in the sun.

Played a little with hot and cold colours.

Drawing a girl.

Adding outlines to my Mandala girl.

Have a nice week


Saturday, May 21, 2016

I did paint a painting that I was happy with :)

I had to give last Life Book class another try, not happy with the first one I made.
So I started making background with my ink.
Then it was to draw a Mandala, that was easy as I love Mandala making.
After the Mandala was ready painted I did start with the girl holding the Mandala.
Then it was to paint and use some pens for the outline. Some ink here and there.
Litle paint here and there, some more lines and little paint on the Mandala.

Dont you think she is ok? I think so, happy with the colours and happy with the Mandala. The face is ok but the hands are still to small.. Have to practice on hands :)

Have a great Sunday


Friday, May 20, 2016

New painting for Life Book

Last weekend I made a new painting for Life Book 2016. 
The teacher was Renata Loree and I just have to say that I loved her class.
We did start by drawing a Mandala then we drew the girl like around the Mandala.
I wanted my Mandala to be visible but some did paint over most of the Mandalas.
I was not to happy with my painting, didn't like the girls face, know I can make a beautiful face.
The hands were too small and so on... 
But after watching my painting I started liking it more and more so I decided to post a photo of it. 
Im making a new one, this time Im going to do the girl more my style..

Have a beautiful weekend


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I was a guest designer for Rubber Dance :)

Bibi asked if I wanted to be a Guest Designer for Rubber Dance, and this is my first post of two.

My name is Sigga Dís, I live in Iceland where I work as an art teacher, teaching art to children from 6 to 16 years old. 

I have always been creating, love art class in school and in October 2011 I found out that I could take on-line classes in art. Since then I have taken so many classes and learned so much. If you go visiting my blog you can see all the classes I have taken for the last five years. 

I have a blog, Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy and Instagram by my name Siggadisart. I'm not so active on all of them but I'm trying. You can find links to all my social media at the end of this post.

I love to make backgrounds and love to use stamps and stencils when making them.
I love to create, I do paint or draw something every day. Can't think of a day without painting. 

I'm going to show you step by step how I work when making my art. Hope that you enjoy and feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Here you can see what I made when trying my new stamps for the first time.

I started by using Dailer Rowney FW ink on a 300 gr. cold pressed paper 
also form Dailer Rowney. 
I used a spray bottle to get a little flow on the ink.
While working you have to be careful not mixing together 
warm and cold colours when they are still wet because then 
you will get brown colour.

While waiting for the ink to dry I cut my stamps and found out there were many I liked a lot.

Could not wait to start...

I thought it would be difficult to choose from all of the stamps, I have to say I have my favourites.. Here is a link to the Rubber Dance Shop.

Take a look, love those circle stamps and the spiral is my favourite.

More details..

The paint I'm using is Golden. If you have't tried Golden, you should. 
Golden fluid is my favourite, the colours are so bright and so soft to use 
and they are so transparent.

I'm adding little colour here and there

Working with white colour. In Mixed Media you can always make a new layer. 
If you are not happy you just make a new layer until you are happy with your painting.

Here I'm almost done, I wanted to doodle a little here and there.

Now I was done, but no I wanted something more..

Do you see what I did?
I made the circle on the bottom to a flower and now I was done.

So what do you think?
You are most welcome to leave a comment, would make me very happy.

Supply list:

Golden fluid paint
Daler Rowney FW ink
Daler Rowney 300 gr. cold pressed paper
Posca pen
Spray bottle for water

Here you can find me:

Thank you so much for your visit.

Have a great day!


Sigga Dís

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Today I was a guest designer at Rubber Dance blog :)

To day my blog was publicised on Rubber Dance Stamp Blog..
That was my first blog of two. The other will be publicised in couple of week.
Please jump over to the blog the link is here

Have a nice day


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Still playing with my ink...

Love this prossess, playing with ink..

I love the look at my girl now..

Still like her..

Ummm like her... less..

Dont like her at all, wrong colours, going to try again...

Have a nice Sunday


Friday, May 6, 2016

New painting..

Playing with ink..

and all kind of paper..

Working with watercolor and egg shells..

adding mor and more color..

Now she is finished, think I might remove some of the colours in her hair.. 

Have to look at her for few days..

I think everyone should take Wyanne Thompson class, link here

Have a great weekend


Monday, May 2, 2016

Learning from Skillshare

Im taking class from Skillshare.
This class is about making pattern tiles, putting them together in different 
ways making new pattern every time.

Ill show you when I have finished project :)

Have a nice day