Christine Tyler lives in Texas. She became a full time artist after leaving a career as a Health & Safety Specialist. Besides art, her other passions are her family and faith. Her works are shown at Art on 12, a Art Gallery in Wimberley, Texas. She runs a Facebook Fine Art Spot Group, and has started a Scripture Podcast. Her mottos are ACTION and LIVE LIFE!
Working on a new project of musical instruments. These watercolor pieces are completed on 9×12 rough watercolor paper and will be available for purchase as prints and products on my merchant account with Fine Arts America and Pixels. Completed the saxophone and had fun changing it to a digital abstract using Topaz Studio 2 AI photo-software. After using this software it has inspired me to take out my camera and start taking photographs again!
I added a few touches to an art study I completed while attending a painting class at the local college. I pondered whether I was going to Gesso the canvas board, then repaint another scene. As an afterthought…after staring at this painting much too long, I decide to capture the essence of country living by adding “county fair” theme. Here is the final product with tractor and corn stalks. It’s a perfect painting for someone whose decor is vintage or country, or someone who likes tractors. Nontheless, it’s for purchase. Below is the before and the after. You can see other paintings and photographs by visiting Fine Arts America/Pixels.
A work in progress. I decided to try using oil paints since it is similar to Acrylics. I love the ability to walk away from the painting and come back to blend the paints. When using acrylics, you have a limited time to move the paints around since the paints dry so quickly. More so when you live in the high desert of Oregon.
I am using a mixture of Zen oil paints , their Infinity oil palette set, which the owner claims in non-toxic, and 12 Shades of Grey oil paints that I purchased at Jerry Artarama art store. Both decent oil paints with deep pigments. I also purchased a few tubes of water soluble paints from Windsor Newton. Makes for great clean-up with soap and water. So that I don’t have to use turpentine for brush clean up, I found out that I can clean the traditional oil paints with oil (vegetable or olive oil) and follow up with dish soap.
There’s this Sketch A Day app available for android and iphones that I base my daily sketches on. The app provides a prompt, gives ideas to select your art piece and a community of supportive artists. If you have a chance, visit the site and start your habit of drawing!