Tuesday, June 18, 2013

False Hellebore

"False Hellebore" -- Pretty Poisons #6

Here is the sixth one! Just two more to go now! I hope you like her!  I liked the idea of doing green flowers. I'm trying to vary the colors of these as much as possible, though there will be two pink flowers in the series but they are very different shades. :) I'd also like to note that False Hellebores (aka Veratrum album, Veratrum Virde, Corn Lily) are a completely different species of flower than Black Hellebores (Helleborus niger) that I did as #1 in this series. Both are toxic. They have similar names, but aren't related at all.

Watercolor and white gouache. ACEO (2.5 x 3.5")

The original is for auction HERE!
Prints are available on my website.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pretty Poisons Continue!

"Opium Poppy" -- Pretty Poisons #5

I decided it was time to finish up my Pretty Poisons ACEO Series. I hadn't intended for it to take almost a year to get the next one out. Sorry about that! I have 3 more to do after this one, for a total of 8 in the series. And... I have them all sketched already and just have to paint them. So I should get them done fairly quickly over the next week or so. So, here is the first of the last four! "Opium Poppy" I hope you like her as much as I do! I'm really excited to finish these last four pretty poisons! I like all the sketches! I can't wait to get them all painted and share them with you!

You can find the Original for auction HERE!
Prints are on my website.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

New Art and New Shop!


This is my newest painting, finished last week! I originally started this painting in gouache on rose colored paper, but it just wasn't going well at all! I'm not so sure about using gouache all alone. I couldn't get it to blend without it becoming a streaky mess. I may try it again sometime. I haven't decided if I want to yet. So I started it over and did it in my usual media of watercolor and white gouache... ahh, much better! :) I'm glad I started over because I'm thrilled with how she turned out! I managed to get the background the dusky rose color that I'd wanted and I'm happy with all the wilting plants and flowers.

I hope you like her too! Prints and the original of her can be purchased on my website HERE

This is the ACEO I did for the winner of my free ACEO commission giveaway! She was fun to work on, and a little different from what I normally do. :)

Limited Edition prints are available on my website HERE

New ElvenstarArt Tube Shop!

I'm also excited to announce that I now have my own psp tube shop! In case you haven't heard, Dreamscape Imaging has closed, so I had to make a decision as to how I wanted to offer my tubes. I've decided to try going independent this time and sell them myself. You may now find all my tubes in the new ElvenstarArt Tube Shop! I hope you enjoy my new store. :)
My main website has also been reorganized slightly to make room for the new tube shop, so if you have trouble finding anything, just let me know and I'll direct you to it. :)

And finally, for the next week you can get 20% off at my Etsy Shop with the coupon code: TAKE20
This include prints, originals and jewelry... Visit my shop HERE!