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Cheery Flowers on Yupo Paper

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11×14, Watercolor & Ink on Yupo Paper (c) 2013 Colleayn Klaibourne
I created this piece of art to bring cheeriness to a long Minnesota winter.  You have probably noticed that each blog has a very different look to my art.  It has been suggested to me that I have one “style” so people would know my work.  I have tried for years to do this, but I have decided that I am going to be an artist with many styles.  The common denominator is color!    It is how my mind works, how my art emerges, and what keeps me excited about creating.
 My goal this year has been to loosen up my work, and Yupo paper does that.  This is created using Twinkling H2O watercolors & Ink on Yupo Paper, which is 100% recyclable and made from polypropylene.  When you paint on it, it has a mind of its own.  You really don’t know what is going to emerge.  It is non-absorbent so the paints remain bright and happy.  It is perfect for my love of creating vibrant, colorful art.
You’ll still see the detail of my Celtic Art, Mandalas, and flowers, and I’ll keep it fun with whimsical art, Angels & Faeries, and more.
Enjoy!
Continue Reading By on March 1, 2013 in Art, Flowers, Watercolor, Yupo Paper *....Read More....

Jackie Frost Visits

Brrrrrrr… it’s cold outside in Minnesota! I awoke to -14ºF with -40ºF windchill.   I’m not a winter person, at all, but it was fun to see all the beautiful drawings Jackie drew on the windows.
 I am taking a “Joynal” class with Jane Davenport,
and in this week’s class we are drawing naughty Pixies.
 Jack Frost’s twin sister, Jackie, has arrived and is trying to steal his favorite windows to draw on.
Jack loves drawing on our windows because our house is around 150 years old with gorgeous  large windows adorned with stained glass.
The next time you look out a wintery window, you may want to ask “Is this masterpiece created by Jack, or his naughty twin sister Jackie?”
This journal page was created in an old book covered with gesso, serviettes, doodles in ink, acrylic paint and colored pencils.  
Continue Reading By on February 1, 2013 in Acrylic Painting, Art, Art Journal, Colored Pencil, Faery, Fairy, Pixie *....Read More....

Flower Faeries

Happy New Year!
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I have been having fun drawing and painting some Flower Faeries.  These are all created in an altered book using gesso, serviettes (napkins), acrylic paints, Distress stains, colored pencils and ink.  It is so fun playing with serviettes as the background.  They create a fun theme of their own.  Everywhere I go I’m on the lookout for a great napkin- not for dinner time, but for another piece of art.
These are faeries from my garden, although they are inside now since it is so cold out.  They love to be by all the beautiful flowers, colors, bugs and nature’s gifts.
These paintings are bright, colorful and happy to remind me of the warm summer days ahead.
This faery is overlooking one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes after a winter storm.  She is watching some skaters far off into the distance.
For those of you who are experiencing cold winter weather, bring some color and a faery into your life.  It will make your days feel brighter.  Those in warm climates- enjoy all the magic outside in your gardens and with your plants!
Continue Reading By on January 4, 2013 in Acrylic Painting, Art, Art Journal, Colored Pencil, Faery, Fairy *....Read More....