Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last daily for a week

Okay today's is the last for a week. this next week I am going to be working ont he book illustrations more, and it's time for this months' pass on the self portrait.

so here's today's and I will see you next Wednesday with more.

Daily Painting - Netha's Fountain -
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
8" x 10" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor 140lb Cold Press
Daily Painting for 12-22-2010




So have a nice holiday everyone. I will probably poke in and rant or talk about the book at some point during the week, but my time needs to go to the illustrations for a little bit or I will never get it done.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Some winter foliage

Daily Painting - Fir and Pepper
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
4" x 6" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor 140lb Cold Press
Daily Painting for 12-20-2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Challenge for voting in

The winner of this challenge gets used a the banner used to congratulate winners in subsequent challenges. That means everytime a challenge closes people will see this work.



Please follow the instructions on the right of the blog to vote if you haven't already otherwise click the image or link to be taken to the challenge page!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Three day's worth

The facebook fanpage is having issues.
They have this new picture uploader, that does a cool thing with a  hitch,

The cool thing is that it reads the file info you put in the photo in PS (which is where I embed the copyright notice and info on the piece) And automatically uses that as the caption, which saves me a step when I am uploading things.

HOWEVER the hitch is they automatically strip out the © symbol, so I have to add that in by hand. I don't care for the practice of stripping ut the copyright symbol, I think it's kind of shady. But there you go. Not much I can do but add it back in.

Today, independant of that, it's not even loading.

So here are the last three days of daily paintings, hopefully the auto feed from the blog will happpen...

Today's

Daily Painting - Nutcracker Drummer
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
4" x 6" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor 140lb Cold Press
Daily Painting for 12-16-2010


Yesterday's

Daily Painting - Merman
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
2.5" x 3.5" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor 140lb Cold Press ACEO cardstock
Daily Painting for 12-15-2010




Tuesday's

Daily Painting - Orange Leaves
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
5" x 7" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor 140lb Cold Press
Daily Painting for 12-14-2010

Still mulling over my options on originals, ArtFire gave my e-mail address to a scammer so I am not happy with them at this point. Also the daily high pressure "BECOME PRO ACCOUNT" e-mails are getting more than a little annoying.

At this point, If you see something you like and want the original of, comment on the post and I will make a listing at etsy for it reserved for you and send you the link. etsy may suck on a lot of levels, but they have never given out my e-mail to a scammer and they do work well as a shopping cart.

Monday, December 13, 2010

SnowBot

Daily Painting - SnowBot
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
4" x 6" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor 140lb Cold Press
Daily Painting for 12-13-2010





Shipping Deadlines For Christmas from redbubble

these are for shipping to the US Only, for other countries see this link

For orders from ArtFire or Etsy, December 15th is the recommended date to order by, but since there is no production time and the originals are ready to ship, I will of course do my best to get things to you in time up to the 21st, after that I can only ship it and cross my fingers.


The "White Christmas Sale" on redbubble, 20% off White tees and hoodies is over on the 25th (no code needed, just pick a design and choose the white shirt style and size, it's automatic and  shipping included on four or more shirts)

The 20% off coupon code on  Etsy AENART13 is good till January 1st 2011, shipping is included on all Etsy Items.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yesterday's and Today's

Yesterday I was out, and the daily was little more than a doodled ACEO, I'm not listing it for sale anywhere

"Peacock Feathers" MultiColor Pencil on Smooth Bristol ACEO stock
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer

Today's was an Arfé Painting which is Brewed Coffee as the only pigment.



"Coffee Island"
Coffee on Watercolor ACEO Cardstock
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer

The Original is NFS right now, mainly because I am trying to decide on which venue I am moving the originals to, but partially because Coffee Painting is sort of a transient medium and I am worried about color shift and lighfastedness, so I am going to start investigating ways to protect them from deterioration. So to get it good and fresh, a Print is the way to go, there may be some color shift on the original.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Today's daily is

done, but will not be posted yet. Mainly because I am thinking of whether or not to wait to post them all at once.

I do like how today's version of the mermaid turned out better than yesterday, and after I finished it I was sketching it out more to try and fix one of the issues and came up with a posing change that I think I like... Also, I think it needs to be bigger than ACEO sized. so the series might go, set of ACEO's then for the Oil version, an actual canvas. (which will require an actual canvas the size I am thinking of)


This is interesting to me in a progression sort of way, rather than the steps on one painting it's showing the working out the issues steps that normally aren't shown.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some days

I just plain don't like how today's daily turned out. Before, I have listed them for sale, even if I wasn't perfectly happy with with them, and strangely several that fell short of where I was trying to go have gotten immediate positive response.

And today's may fall in that category, things that fell short but people seem to like. But I am self editing today and electing not to list it for sale. If you like it and want me to list it for sale, leave me a comment, cause I will totally cop to the fact I may be blinded by self criticism, and not really seeing it how other do.

any way here it is
Original Watercolor Painting -ACEO - Daily Painting - Mermaid in Watercolor -
Daily Painting - Mermaid in Watercolor-
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
ACEO 3.5" x 2.5" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor ACEO cardstock
Daily Painting for 12-6-2010

The plan was to do this in several mediums, watercolor, then tomorrow Acrylic, then the next day colored pencil, then Pen and ink, then colored pen, then oil. and I still like the design and will probably do that, but I am not happy with the way the watercolor one turned out.





Sunday, December 5, 2010

How to play dreidel series



Okay so here's the series together, The entire set of Original Watercolor ACEO's can Be purchased
(as a set) Here






I think these would make great gifts for Hanukkah itself, but a card of it and a little dreidel and a bag of gelt would make a nice little gift for a friend who is celebrating.

Nes Gadol Hayah Sham = "a great miracle happened there"
Nun Gimel Hay Shin = The acronym for that phrase
Nite Gants Halb Shteln = Nothing, All, Half, Put (the rules of the game)

Shin, Shteln, Put

Original Watercolor Painting -ACEO - Daily Painting - Dreidel - Shin, Shteln, Put -
Daily Painting - Dreidel - Shin, Shteln, Put -
How to play dreidel ACEO series Card #4
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
ACEO 3.5" x 2.5" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor ACEO cardstock
Daily Painting for 12-5-2010



Links for series print and tee coming soon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hay

Daily Painting - Dreidel - Hay, Halb, Half -
How to play dreidel ACEO series Card #3
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
ACEO 3.5" x 2.5" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor ACEO cardstock
Daily Painting for 12-4-2010




Hay; it's not just for horses...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dreidel Gimel, Gants, All

ACEO - Daily Painting - Dreidel - Gimel, Gants, All -
Daily Painting - Dreidel - Gimel, Gants, All -
How to play dreidel ACEO series Card #2
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
ACEO 3.5" x 2.5" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor ACEO cardstock
Daily Painting for 12-3-2010




Thursday, December 2, 2010

ACEO Series How To Play Dreidel Card #1 Nun, Nite, Nothing

Daily Painting - Dreidel - Nun, Nite, Nothing -
How to play dreidel ACEO series
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
ACEO 3.5" x 2.5" Watercolor on Strathmore Watercolor ACEO cardstock
Daily Painting for 12-2-2010




There will be Originals available as a set when they are all done. There will also be a Series print of all of them, as well as a tee shirt/sticker option.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

To go with yesterday's

Original Watercolor Painting - Daily Painting - More Incensed -
©2010 Amy-Elyse Neer
6" x 4" Watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb Watercolor Cold Press Paper
Daily Painting for 12-1-2010