Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Finished Art Pieces

I took a bit of time for myself and finished up some pieces I had left unfinished in my sketch book. I had originally started these using watercolors and added detail with Pastel Sailor Pens then finished them up using a new favorite art supply Shiva's Oil Paintstiks. I've used water soluble pastels for years, but had never tried Shiva's Oil PaintStiks and I'm in love with them. They can be used on fabric, wood, metal and paper and are permanent. I highly recommend getting the blender stik to go with which ever set you choose. It helps with getting a smoother look. I like that I can dig in and just use my fingers to spread and manipulate the colors. The clean-up is great they wipe right off my hands with a paper towel and they don't dry out because they develop a skin that you just break through when your ready to use them again.

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  1. I'm in love with the Shiva Paintstiks too! They are so much fun to work with and last practically forever! (No I don't work for them! lol)

    I love both pieces! I honestly can't pick a favorite!

  2. Aileen, these are so wonderful! GREAT JOB :)

  3. I love your mermaids (my postcard is up in my kitchen) and the colors in both these pieces is rich and vibrant (I have to get my Shivas out). Great looking, gun pieces of art!


  4. Love the moon pie one! It is so colorful. I will have to try those paintsticks out myself ;)

  5. I agree with Connie, like the moon pie the best, wonderful colors.

  6. All I have to say is wow with a big capital WOW! Aileen, you might pronounce your name a certain way but I just have to tell you that your art is unique in a way that every one of your masterpiece's turn out to be a happy ending. from top to bottom, bright with color, very informative of what the painting is, and I agree with all, I like the moon pie painting best! It belongs in a museum in Italy!

    -Franko Witty