Saturday, November 3, 2012

Paint a pink Santa Claus

What better than a delightfully different color Santa. Against a blue background with blue snowflakes. A pattern is available for this holiday decoration. Create a magnet or make a Christmas decoration.   Painting outline for this Pink whimsical Christmas Santa Claus is found here. Just grab some acrylic paints and a base to paint it on.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Silly Santa Watercolor Print

Hi - I am posting my lastest creation of Christmas watercolor paintings today.
This  is a new watercolor holiday  print Silly Santa that I painted using watercolors and watercolor pencil.

Using the two together you can create a nice effect by outline the watercolor with a color pencil.Then after outlining you can use a small round brush with water and further 'paint' the outline by going over it with the wet brush. My favorite paper to paint on is Arches.  Check out my new site for an opportunity to download the outline for this painting to create your own silly Santa.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I can't resist the temptation of playing with pictures without having to paint. I used Marylin Monroe as an example here and turned her into a pretty witch

I used my favorite program Microsoft Picture it - Publish it. It is an easy version of Photo Shop. I love it and use it so much; I have an extra copy of it - in case something happens to the program I have now. When ever I scan and crop a painting of fine, I use this program to contrast and size my art into a perfect jpeg for future storage.

See my latest Halloween and Christmas art on my new SITE BEST VIEWED IN FIREFOX OR CHROME

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's a Busy Life Tabby Watercolor Cat

New watercolor print

Just had to post this very busy tabby cat.
 I used watercolor pencils and cake 
watercolors on linen finish paper. 
I apply the pencil effect after
the watercolor has dried.
The linen finish is a 60 pound stock that holds
 up well with a light wash.

The copy 
Never get so busy making a living
That you forget to make a life

was later added by photoshop.

I have this print available on my 
print shop.  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Here's a favorite scene on a Halloween night where ghouls and goblins come out of nowhere. This is an original design painted with acrylics on wood. There are two haunted houses along a lonely and spooky neighborhood street. A witch is in the moonlight along with flying bats and a creepy black cat. Ghosts abound and are plentiful and you will even find one that is swinging along among the trees. This Halloween print is frightfully  fun for young and old and has a muted yet primitive look about it. The sky is purplish and there are plenty of golden browns and golds that round out the season of   autumn colors. Find this print is sizes 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and 16 x 20 on

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mermaid collages on eBay
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Mermaid collages have been my specialty lately. I have a process on how I create them. Each is unique mounted on wood. It's not decoupage as I find that way of crafting messy. The results of my mermaid making are different and I am sure you will agree. I list these wood mermaids only on my eBay site and not in my website store. Read my feedback from the customers who have purchased my mermaid art and you will see for yourself.  I love the ocean and the salt air. Include something nautical in your bathroom and wake it up with something whimsical and unique. You can contact me if you would like your own color mermaid. I have created all colors including red, black and traditional seafoam green, all of course in sparkly colors of the waves and sand.Thanks for visiting me today. Feel free to convo about making these maidens on wood, as I would love to share my ideas with you! Regards~~ Sylvia P.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blue Halloween is Warm and Spooky

Wait til you see! I was wondering how I was going to make the "spider " stand out without being too obvious. I painted the picture with an acrylic paint of flat black. So I used a - gloss- black and I think it came out just dandy!


I just finished painting a couple a new Halloween paintings on old salvaged wood I got at my favorite flea market in Massachusetts. I bought a box of canister lids that still had the round wood knob in it. I twisted the knob off and filed the hole in with wood putty. It was like magic that I had a beautiful plague with scalloped edges just waiting for a new life.