PiderWitch Blog

Sketch and New Painting Start

Last night while I was watching TV, I did some sketching. Found a photo of one of our dear little red squirrels and it became my subject.

Today, I did a quick layout for a painting I have running around in my mind. I’ll try and keep posting on these things so it follows the progress of it. The base is done in acrylic and I will follow it with oil. Very rough at this point and it can go in a number of different directions.

Night Garden

New Gouache Painting- Having fun with this black paper. I did the roses on this first and was considering what kind of creatures to add. A friend suggested I look at moths instead of butterflies, in particular the Luna moth. So, it got added and then the beetle and of course, a spider.

White Poppies

I came across a piece of art online of some flowers done on black paper. I’ve tried working on black paper with watercolor and only gotten muted results. But, when I looked the piece of artwork up, it said that she had done it using gouache. So, I gave it another try and I think I am in love with this process! This is my first gouache on black paper. There will definitely be more to come!


Studio Upgrade Part 3

More work done. Things are finding places to call home. Comfy chairs got swapped and couple of rugs got thrown down. Figured they won’t turn into cat tunnels and battle hills as often in here. Hey! I’m going with that theory. At least for now.

So, the little sitting are before you to into the actual studio area. Oh wait! This is before I swapped the chairs.

And the inspections have begun!.

Found a really cool rug at the thrift store. I figured its a lot prettier than the drop cloth motif I have going. Think I am going to keep my eyes out for more of them. If I spill paint or stuff on them, I can just get rid of them.

Studio Upgrade!

Costco was having a sale on some storage shelves and I decided it would be a good idea to get a couple of them and get the studio more organized. They were supposed to be delivered on my weekend, but it appears that the 85 degree weather was too much for their driver’s to handle, so they waited till I was back to work before they “dropped the load”.

I came home at 9 at night to find them literally dumped in front of my garage door.

I think they just rolled them off the truck and onto the ground because both of the boxes, the tape was busted on and one of them the hardware package had been broken open and I had to collect all the pieces.

Two 115 lb. boxes that I had to move at 9 at night in order to get my car parked and them out of street view.

I tried to complain to UPS, but that got me about 50 ways of nowhere. I called Costco to see if they had a better number, which they did, and then they made my day by giving me a $50 credit for what had happened. It wasn’t their fault, but I give them a round of applause for making sure a customer is happy.

I did call the UPS number and they told me it was a fill in driver and something would be said. But, I doubt anything will be done on that front. But, I have my shelves!!