A Doodle A Day Keeps the Crazy at Bay

This is a drawing I did earlier in the week. I remembered to take photos while I was working on it. I just doodled a bit and this is what happened…


All pictures and art by CandaceOnline.

Colored Pencil Fun

This morning I pulled out some colored pencils and started to sketch. This is what I ended up with. I didn’t think to take any pictures of what I was working on during the first few stages, but here’s some pics while in progress and when it was finished.

This is done on sketchbook paper completely in colored pencil and freehand.


This is after I had drawn in the basics and started on some shading.


 Here I have done some more shading and added different hues of blue.


 The completed drawing, after final details were added.


All pictures and artwork by CandaceOnline.

Facial Abstract Painting

For this painting, I decided to combine two of my favorite art subjects: faces and abstracts. I started out by painting the faces.

Once the faces were done, I painted the abstract portion. There were parts of the faces that had to be touched up afterwards. I really like the end result.

It’s hard to see all the different shades of blue and purple from these pictures. The painting has multiple layers of different colors and looks quite nice in person.

I painted these on four canvases. The biggest is 16 x 20. The others are 11 x 14 and two 8 x 10 canvases.
















Forest Painting

This painting was originally going to be just the colors of the background. I was playing with some abstract techniques. It was an experiment born from watching too many youtube videos…

I thought it needed something more once I had completed it, so I decided to add the trees. This painting is on an 11 x 14 canvas.

This took me back to one of my first college art classes. The teacher showed us to draw a river with parts of it branching off and with a few tweaks, taaa-daaa, they become trees!










Crayon Melt Abstract Painting

I had some fun with crayons! I melted a bunch of crayons on this abstract painting. This is on a 16 x20 and 11 x 14 canvas.

I first painted the background on the canvases with acrylics. Then I chose my crayons and laid them out. I left some in their wrappers, and broke some into pieces. I melted them with a blow dryer. Here’s the result:







Sunburst Abstract Painting

This abstract piece is on two canvases. The larger is 16 x 20 inches and the smaller is 11 x 14.

This is a painting that popped into my head one night and the next day I painted it. I like how it came out and it is hanging in my living room for now.


While the paint was drying.


Close-up of the 16 x 20 canvas.


Close-up of the 11 x 14 canvas.


Final, completed piece hanging on a wall.

My Art of The Week

Here’s a look at a painting I finished awhile back. It is on a 24 x 36 inch canvas. I think of it as an abstract cityscape. I don’t think these pictures do it justice, but they will have to work for now.






My Art of The Week

This abstract piece is one that I had a lot of fun with. It is on three canvases, a 16 x 20 and two 8 x 10. I love the colors and have it hanging over my desk right now so I can enjoy it until it finds a new home.


The paint was still drying.


Side angle of it on the table.


Close-up of the 16 x 20 inch canvas.


Close-up of the top 8 x 10 canvas.


Close-up of the bottom 8 x 10 canvas.


The whole set hanging on my wall.

New Products Available

I have added an assortment of new art and craft items to the Etsy shop this week. Here’s a quick look at a few of the awesome things available just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Click on the pictures to go directly to the listing for that item.


Original Works of Art

This signed original piece was featured in an Art of the Week post a few months ago and is now up for sale, including frame.


My painting of purple flowers, done in watercolor and acrylic, is now available. It is on a 12×12 canvas, signed and sprayed with a UV protective coating.


Crocheted Items

An infinity scarf that I crocheted in multiple colors with orange fringe from my own pattern is up for grabs at a great price!


This is a beautiful infinity scarf in cherry red that I crocheted earlier this week. It is big and warm. It makes for a cozy and stylish wear.


Needle Felted Items

I sat down one evening with a ball of green wool and this little cyclops is what came out of my head. He’s a funny fella and he’s ready to come home with you!


This OOAK doll took me over 25 hours to needle felt. You guys have seen her a lot lately on my social media feeds and in Craft of the Week. She now ready to go home with one lucky person.


These are just a small sampling of what you can find in my online shops. Visit my Products page to take a look at more. Keep an eye out on the Etsy shop because there will be new listings on a regular basis.

My Art of The Week

This is an abstract piece I did for my mom for her birthday. It is made up of two 11 x 14 inch canvases. It was a lot of fun to paint and I think it came out pretty well.

I went for a tie-dyed look and added a dash of gold across the top of it.










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