Monday, December 10, 2012

12x12 Acrylic on Canvas




Pet Portraits make great gifts!!  One week left to order!

12x12 Acrylic on Canvas $50

Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm In the Mood to Paint

I'm in the mood to paint, so please send me a photo and I will pick one or two to make into a watercolor painting.  The winners will get the original and I will post the photo and painting here on my blog.  I will also sell prints in my Etsy Shop.

Submit photos to me via email:  christie@christiemartinez.com

I'll be picking photos on Wednesday September 19th and posting paintings starting Sunday September 23rd. 

Thanks for your continued interest and support!




Baby Girl Protrait


Friday, August 31, 2012

Green


Watercolor Artwork by: Christie Martinez

Illustration by:  Unknown



Photo by: Deanna Travali









Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Ideas

Do you have an idea for a Blog Post? 

Want me to paint something or research something about Art or an Artist? 

Leave a comment here to let me know and I'll try to make them all happen!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tricky Portraits

I was given a tricky portrait to do recently and I wanted to share how I finally figured it out.  I had a photo to work from, these two gorgeous girls with their beautiful mom.  The only problem was that mom was on the far left, so I had to re-arrange the ladies, but make it look natural.  I started by drawing each figure on a separate sheet of tracing paper, I then arranged them and traced my final composition.

Watercolor on Paper
8 x 10 inches
Total Time - 7-8 Hours

I had to restart 5 times, because inevitably I'd get one lovely lady perfect and then not like an element on another one.  This is normal, right?  Regardless, I learned a lot with this one.

Monday, August 20, 2012