Sunday, October 31, 2010

Work In Progress Update, New Photos, and Ebay Fraud

Good morning everyone! It's 6:50 am here. I begin my clear liquid diet today, for the colonoscopy and endoscopy on Tuesday. Asking for prayers that all goes well on Tuesday. I was in a lot of pain yesterday, but doing a little better this morning.

Commission Work In Progress:
I have a little more darkening of the hair to do and blending of the background, then I will move onto the face. The scan is not picking up the true color of the blue background or the hair exactly.  I will see if I can't adjust that, next time I scan.

New Photos:
I have some new photos to share with you. I will be compiling a new floral calendar, after I finish up the commission I am presently working on.

Spring's Promise

Morning's Kiss

Morning Dew

Ebay Fraud:

I thought I would share this little information that Jillian Crider posted over at the miniature artwork group.
Jillian is a very talented miniaturist and runs the ebay ACEO group.
This is some info and some links,  in regards to art fraud on ebay.
I thought it was pretty interesting, because the majority of the frauds are ACEOs done in color pencil or painting over prints. I didn't realize this was happening on ebay. I don't know if any of the collectors realize it either.
I have been told, there is a way to tell if it is a painting over a print or drawing over a print, just hold it up to the light and you will see lots of pink/magenta dots from the printer.
I also thought this was pretty interesting tol "eBay Refuses to Enforce Their Own Policy - What makes this especially frustrating, is that it extends beyond copyright infringement and art fraud. The use of celebrity images violates eBay's own policy. According to eBay's Faces, Names and Signatures policy: "Sellers are not permitted to list an item containing the image, likeness, name, or signature of another person unless the product was made or authorized by that person."
Correct me if I am wrong, this would mean you would have to get a model release or some sort of signed contract. There are many artists that create celebrity/movie ACEOs and sell them on ebay. I don't think many of them realize it's a copyright infringement, unless they get permission to do so.

Blog on ebay fraud busters

Jillian's review of fake art on ebay

Video on how fake art is made

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Work In Progress Update

Nearly done with the hair. I have some more darkening up and details to add. I applied a real light layer of blue to the background. Once done with the hair, will add more blues to the background.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Work In Progress Update

Work In Progress 2
Done working on the shirt for now, Will go back and work on the shirt some more, after I work on the hair. Colors using on the hair are cloud blue, lt. cerulean blue, indigo blue, black grape, black cherry, cool grey 10% and 20%,  dk brown, and  black

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Commission

I started on a new commission yesterday. A miniature 5" x 5" portrait drawing on 9" x 9" Stonehenge paper done in color pencil.

Just working on the shirt first, then onto hair and background.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Refuge of Hope" Finished and Updates

Well, I finally finished up "Refuge of Hope" a dedication to this month's Breast Cancer Awareness, to all the breast cancer survivors, to all the women who are fighting breast cancer and to two time breast cancer survivor :iconjunkbyjen: and her yearly Think Pink contest.
Prints are available at my DA page here
I will be selling the original unframed for $100.00 and 20% of the sale will be going to the Susan G. Komen.
Contact me at if you are interested in purchasing it.

I had quite a scare yesterday. I went into the hospital last week for a mammogram, the hospital called yesterday and  wanted to do further testing, as something looked suspicious. Well today found out the results are benign. Praise the Lord!

With everything that is happening to me lately, medically, I am beginning to feel like Job in the Bible. But even though Job had so many troubles, he remained steadfast in his faith and love for God and he persevered. An example we all should follow. Even though times are at it's hardest, and satan keeps throwing burdens at us left and right, there is always hope and God will never let us bear, more than what we can handle.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the
    Lord his hope and confidence.
                                                                                      - Jeremiah 17:7

Monday, October 11, 2010

Update On New WIP 5

She's starting to come to life now. Decided to stick with a limited palette, as I wanted the pink to be the main focus. October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is my dedication for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer and two time breast cancer survior Jen
I will be putting this up for bid on ebay after completed, and a % of the sale will be going to Susan G. Komen.
Working on the body and face. Will get back to the wings later.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010