I'm really enjoying painting in miniature on wood, it is a great surface to work with and has endless possibilities. I'm adding silver beads on each wooden pendant necklace and I think they set off the design very nicely. I'll be looking for beads in multi-colors for the future.
A freeform puffy heart painted in magenta on a sand dollar.
I've become very inspired by dark colors these days, sometimes being the main surface color and other times this being the color of the centerpiece of the painting. I had that in mind with the above wreath pendant.
I'm enjoying the abstract paintings very much....and can I help it if I end up using a lot of my favorite colors....purple and blue.
Looking back through all my photographs over the last few years, I'm always inspired to paint from nature. Both of these pendants were created from butterfly and rose photos, with a heavy dose of imagination added into the mix.
Most of these pieces can be found on my ETST shop: http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ .