Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Art on Products - Matching Products

With today's technology, art can be printed on pretty much anything. As an artist, I can make a design, upload it to my online store, and place it on a variety of items. Because of this, you can choose from many unique designs and also purchase it on matching products.

The zebra design that you like on your shoes;

can also match the zebra design on your iPhone case:

and even more zebra art products.

That's part of the fun of shopping online when you want matching items. There are many options to choose from, and you can also have designs made for you.

Cheryl Paton

Friday, March 25, 2011

Art on Products - Candy Mint Swirl

Many times art imitates life. We see something we like and want to savor it; as in a cool refreshing mint - the taste lingers in the mouth.

The design in the candy is simple, yet complete. Inspired by this candy, I decided to make a free hand design. No candy in sight, I drew equally spaced lines so that it'd have an alternating effect. I painted white first, leaving the pink watercolor lines for reference. Then when I added blended brush of white and red, I added a round affect to the lined areas.

I love painting like this. There was no set design that I was trying to replicate exactly. Although I have done that, I prefer the free flowing design that unfolds as I make it. Then it conveys a natural sweetness, just as in the candy, itself.

May you enjoy the sweetness of life.

Cheryl Paton

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Art on Products - Morning Glory

I love looking at Morning Glories. They brighten up the landscape with splashes of color on a sea of green. I was going to purchase Morning Glories for my own garden, but the sales clerk in the garden department didn't have any. She said most people in our area plant seeds in the Spring. So when I was on vacation, I happily purchased some seeds for Four O'Clocks.

Four O'Clocks look a lot like Morning Glories, except that they are variegated. I'm looking forward to the arrival of Spring and planting my Four O'Clocks.

Below is my artistic version of Morning Glories. The flowers are wispy, yet boldly displayed. The leaves seem to be almost floating. I decided to make a rendering in pointillism.

Below are some Morning Glory and Four O'Clock seeds if you'd like to add a splash of color to your own garden:

All the best.

Cheryl Paton
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