Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Enhancing Projects



This old Cupboard door I painted chickens on..This the Before


I felt it needed more embellishments, shading, details..sooo




This is the After:






I like it now...Much Needed
Improvement...
see it or buy it here:


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apples...They don't always go fast and easy

My daily apples...Work in Progress. Since there are more than
one apple, this painting is about three days of apples!




My reference photo


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Funky Chicken Store Now Open

I have never been to the Florida Keys, 
but My art has made it's way there.

I was asked by the store owner to
create a Funky Chicken logo for his store.
He found my art on my blog and facebook,
and he said My chickens were the
Happiest Chickens he ever saw.

After many different Roosters I painted 
and showed my client, this one below
passed the Audition!


My designs made it onto T shirts for the store too.


My art is on the two on the left and right of this rack. They look Fabulous, don't they?

One day maybe I will be lucky enough to 
Click on the link and go
take the virtual of the shop!

It's good to know that all my time sitting in front of the computer is not all for nothing.

Thank You Mr. Funky Chicken Store
for your patience and creating such a beautiful store and including my Art
and being so nice to work with. It has
been such a pleasure.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CHICKENS ON THE EASEL

A New painting of chickens I'm working on.. 
'From a Different View'...


This painting is on weathered cedar. 
I love painting on this stuff and 
I am running out of the wider pieces...

Soon to be listed on my etsy store,
tune in....

Monday, July 22, 2013

PALETTE KNIFE TEXAS FLAG ART AND AMERICAN FLAG ART










AMERICAN FLAG ON TEXTURED BOARD.


PAINT A LARGE CANVAS MURAL (PORTABLE) WITH PAINTERS DROP CLOTH


Use Painters Drop cloth canvas to paint
a Huge painting or portable Mural.
It's 4 feet by 5 feet.


You can find these drop cloth canvases at
Walmart or Home Depot, etc.

Here is how I did this one:

First you have to wash and dry the fabric. It's best to cut the size you want first
then wash them and dry them. 

Hang them up somewhere or drape them over something to keep them from creasing.
You may have to iron some of the wrinkles 
out but for the most part, this fabric 
washes and dries pretty much wrinkle free.

TIP: Do Not paint a wrinkle, 
it will be that way forever.

I have a large workshop so I use a 
wall to hang them up from clip rings 
until I am ready to work on them, 
and also as I am painting one.

Step One is to coat the entire canvas 
with Faux glaze. This helps the paints 
to go on much better, as the fabric 
is very THIRSTY.
Next, I basecoated with latex flat 
white paint.

When it's dry, the next step is to 
draw the design you are wanting to paint. 
I used chalk to sketch so it can be 
easily covered up with paint.

I am using acrylic paints.





If you don't have a free wall to tack 
up the drop cloth so you can paint it, 
use a large
sheet of plywood as your wall.




When the painting is finished, 
You can glue the edges under or sew them
if you are a seamstress. 



After the paint has dried, put a coat of 
Faux Glaze over it, and it's all done!



I don't know how many folks would have a 
wall space to hang a 4' x 5' canvas, but
I would find a spot if I wanted it.
You could also hang this to cover a window
as a curtain. You could paint a faux bed
frame headboard and hang on the wall behind the bed, wouldn't that be great!

I will have this one up for sale on Etsy 
when it's finished.
The best part is that it can be folded
into a square for shipping!
The customer buy their own
clip rings or curtain rod 'n' brackets
or decide how to display the art.
I listed this Wall Hanging Mural Flag
FOR SALE:


Here's a Landscape with a tree.
I will finish it when I figure out 
what I want to do next.
Maybe an RV camper set up,
maybe a family tree with
a clothesline banner for photos...
'The Sky is the Limit'!



Paint you some New Shoes

Start with an old pair of canvas shoes,
mix up some acrylics with textile medium
and start painting.









Friday, July 12, 2013

Cackleblossums goes to Key West, Florida

Three of my designs have been made into T-shirts! Sold at the
Funky Chicken Store, Key West, Florida.


The Store is new and not open yet, but I am so excited my Art will be displayed there. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

SPRING SALE on SIGNS EGGNOUNCMENT!

DO YOU

have OCD?
oBseSsive cHicKen DisOrdEr?

Do You like Cute Funky
Signs to hang up?
They are so fun to read and laugh
when other people read them.



Signs make Great 
Conversation pieces




 I CAN do Custom phrases or
wordage for you if you want.









LOTS OF FUN COLORS
and you can have a custom phrase or wordage


TURQUOISE AND ORANGE
YELLOW AND GREEN



OR PRIMITIVE COLORS

                                       






SO LET'S GET THIS SALE STARTED
CUZ I'M ON A ROOOOLLLLLL!













I KNOW I could do well selling at wholesale prices to the brick and mortar stores (real retail shops)
but I would have to travel around to find them. So I figured, 
why not make them wholesale prices to the public ? 
Let me Share the fun with YOU, and no middle man involved. I think it's a fantastic idea.
I am so EGGXCITED to announce
that each sign is now only 
$14.00 per sign,which is a
a huge discount.
If You Do have a Brick and Mortar Shop, and would like to get these signs in your store, or you need eggstra inventory for your craft shows, These signs sell. I can ship lots of signs in a flat rate box to save money, and extra discount off large orders.
Or you can come to my studio near College Station,Tx and pick up your order.
Got them listed on my etsy for sale, but if you would like to order and pay with your credit card, I process with the square card reader.
Email me at susanwymola@gmail.com
and put Buy Signs} in the subject line and I will let you know how you can buy these signs.
One or more..it's all good.

Hope to hear from you all..

New Junk with Artistic Rejuvenations




I Love Spring and Bluebonnets.
These old pots were fun to
rejuvenate. I love to have lots of items ready when I want to paint those wildflowers.



Texas Campfire Pot





Texas Fancy Pot






Texas Size Bowl
of Wildflowers



Hand Painted Wares
by Susan Wymola
see my website for purchasing