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Painted Polymer Deer Pendant

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Lately, I've been restless in my art projects. So I decided to start working with polymer clay. I made a few things that didn't turn out as I had hope, before I made this deer pendant and branch setting. I really liked making this and plan to do more of this type of thing. I have a lot of different ideas. I'll probably make little figurine necklaces too.

In a few days my kids will be out of school for the summer, so I plan to do a lot of projects with them. I  also plan to start oil painting as well.

right now I have a few auctions up on eBay. eBay doesn't do as well as it use too, but I plan to keep at it for awhile.

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Sunset Sea, New Mermaid ACEO

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Sunset Sea, New original art Mermaid ACEO up for auction on eBay starting bid $10.00.

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eBay Auction are back!

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Health Update:
I haven't wrote about this in awhile, but I am doing so much better health wise. I have finally got the help I need to get my stomach problems under control. I feel almost 100% better and I have a new lease on life! It's a very long story and journey, that I will write about some other time in a whole separate post.

Art on eBay:
Along with doing large colored sketches I have decided to start doing ACEO's and auctioning them on eBay. This is the most affordable way to buy a original of mine. I like the fact that I can complete one in 4 to 6 hrs. It's a good way to experiment with mediums, colors, and techniques. ACEO auctions will all start at $10.00. I will be doing all types of fantasy themed art. This month is MerMay so I'll be doing a lot of mermaids. This ACEO is called "Seahorse Love".

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Sketching Mermaids

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Last week I decided to spend time sketching. The pirate mermaid on the left was a idea I had several years back. The mermaid on the right has a meaning of how precious everyone is and life is. 
I really enjoy sketching, because it doesn't take days or weeks to do. I can get a sketch done in a day or even a few hrs, depending on what is in sketch. Pretty soon I'm going to start doing colored sketches with acrylic or watercolor backgrounds. The sketches will be done with hard lead colored pencils. I plan to limit the colors to two to three colors and they will be available for sale via my site, eBay, and Amazon. 

Church Of Zion

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I finally completed this 11"x14" colored pencil painting. I knew that it would take a long time, because of all the layers of colors. This piece is called, Church of Zion. I have already done Princess of Zion a while back and Forest of Zion awhile back too and years ago Kingdom of Zion. I'm going to redo them all eventually, because I have progressed and evolved so much in the last few years and the they are all different sizes. I want all of them to be in a series together and the same size, with some similarities. The last three years I've been putting more detail and color into my work. My art looks more like a painting than a drawing in real life. This is the style and technique I prefer.

Because my art style has changed, that means more time is put into my work and I have to ask more for my art. I'm going to try to balance this out, because not everyone can afford a $400.00 to $3,000.00 painting/drawing. My 5"x7" are going to be priced around $100…

New Mermaid Art, A Precious Rose

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I know it seems like I've dropped off the planet or at least neglected my blog, but I've been very busy in my studio working on large colored pencil paintings. I decided that I'm going to take little breaks and do some smaller pieces, so I'm still producing some work to show.

This is a 5"x7" original mermaid. Mediums are; Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Lightfast Series, Caran d'ache Supracolors and Neocolor II's, and a touch of acrylics.

I decided to do the scales different this time. I usually outline them with darker colors, but this time I used my icarus board to create them. I will probably do this again with more pieces. I really like the gold like affect.

This original is available on my website for $100.00. Please feel free to view her at www.hollydurrart.com and other original paintings and art products as well.

My New Art Studio Completed

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We finished the studio over a week ago. I spent the first couple of days sorting thru everything and throwing out stuff that I know I’ll no longer use. There was a lot of junk and garbage. Nothing of real value that I could pass onto other artist. Roy installed two heaters and it is really warm now on cold days. I don’t know how well they will work this winter when the temperatures are 0 or below, but we’ll find out. I have a lot of drawing stations. Two drafting tables and a craft table, that can be used as a drawing, painting, sculpting, and crafting station. Plus a island for all that including cutting paper. My little girl loves to make crafts and she loves to draw. My teenage son likes to draw some.  I’m trying to reserve Sunday’s for teaching them art. My studio also has high speed internet, so I can take my iPad and listen to music and podcast. I have a lot of projects planned to do and plan to be as busy as I can be as long as my health holds up.