Friday, February 27, 2015

this little guy....

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i "heart" him! :)

{having a bit of a love affair with some mice this week....}

Monday, February 23, 2015

a little something special...

for jeni
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for someone special.

this is a custom drawing for a friend from high school who has been battling endocrine cancer for a while now. this girl is a FIGHTER! nothing keeps her down. she always has a smile on her face no matter how tough her days are at times. so...

between her love of gerbera daisies and her ability to rock that zebra print well, i wanted to bring an extra smile to her beautiful face.

always thinking positive thoughts and lifting prayers for this special girl. may you continue to fight the fight and rock that zebra, jeni! :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

pumpkin painting....

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in February.

that's what on the easel this weekend! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

...'cause winter isn't over yet!


...and what would make better cozy companions than these two adorable balls of arctic cuteness!

LOVING these throws from fine art america!



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday afternoon sketching....

working on a little custom drawing for a very special girlfriend from school...she's going through some tough times and needs a little "pick me up".

sweetness to the rescue! :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

background blues...

can you guess which princess is on the easel next?

{hint-there are pumpkins involved...hence the little vine sticking out in the attached pic.}




Friday, February 6, 2015

woodless graphite....

is a beautiful thing!

this is how EVERY painting begins....for me, anyway. well, except for my abstracts. (yes, i do fine arts as well.)

i draw/sketch out my idea in my sketchbook (sized at the same size the painting will be). in this step, i am extremely detailed and precise, making sure i have everything drawn/sketched out EXACTLY the way it will appear on the canvas. the more exact and precise i am in the drawing/sketching stage, the easier it is for me to execute the finished painting.

once the drawing/sketch is perfected, i then re trace over my own drawing/sketch with tracing paper....every line, every detail, everything...completely re traced. once that is done, i will take a piece of woodless graphite OR, if i don't have a piece laying around, i will use a VERY soft lead pencil (usually an 8B...6B at the very least). with that, i *scribble* very methodically on the back of my tracing....being sure to cover every line i have just traced so that i can transfer the drawing/sketch exactly as it appears in my sketchbook.

then, i lay the tracing (paper) with the graphite on the back over the canvas and press down with a 4H lead pencil to transfer the drawing to the canvas ever so perfectly.

and that, my friends, is how Nicole rolls...old school. that's how i worked in college...and that's how i work today. keeping it real and true to myself. 

i am a traditional painter. ALWAYS a (traditional) painter. :)

Monday, February 2, 2015

warm winter wishes (drawing #2)....

glacia~graphite on bristol
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love, glacia
xxx

ORIGNAL DRAWING FOR SALE IN MY SHOP!

also, glacia has little friend by the name of crystal who is also FOR SALE here.

2 sweet little winter girl drawings down...1 more to go. :)

my couch is now complete!

there's always room at the top...for a hug!
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so loving these throw pillows courtesy of fine art america.

visit my shop here http://fineartamerica.com/products/there-is-always-room-at-the-top-for-a-hug-nicole-esposito-throw-pillow-14-14.html to pick up one for your little one....or for your not so little one! ;)