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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Surprise!The winners are...

Yes, I decide to have the drawing this Sunday, May 30th  instead of June 30th.

The Winner who will choose between the two sets of art is ALESSANDRA.

The second winner for being most supportive of my art is LUZMINA.

Congratulations to both of you.

La vincitrice di cuesto candy e Alessandra Pazzaglia.Per cortesia, ho bisogno  di sapere la tua scelta :

cuesto (orizontale)
o meglio il verticale

Thank you to all the participants and hope to have soon another giveaway in my dolls studio

dolls by elly

Saturday, May 29, 2010

my first painting in acrylics

Painting in acrylics is so much fun.I loved doing this one and I enjoyed my first experiment in acrylics on canvas pad 9x12in.

and here is ennhanced with colored pencils

Friday, May 28, 2010

la piccola Martina

This adorable 7 months old girl is Italian, from Sardinia and her name is Martina. Her grandmother gave me the permission to draw her.Colored pencils on Canson Mi-teintes pad 8x11in.
Mille grazie Annarella per la foto di questa bellezza.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


This is my first giveaway and I am so excited.Four art prints of my best fruit artwork will go to the winner.They will be printed on matte photo paper and make great gifts as postcards or just make an accordion card to display on your desktop.Each print is 3.5x5in. and is after a work in oil pastels, watercolor or colored pencils.The logo will not show on the prints.
All you need to do is become a follower of my blog my joy of colors and spread the word about my art sales.

Leave a comment under this post with your email saying that you want to enter to win.The drawing will be on June 30th, 2010.

There are 2 sets of prints. The winner can choose one.The second set will go to the most supportive blog follower on any of my blogs.

for any info email me

International followers are OK.

NOTE:You can take the banner and place it on your site and spread the word about my GIVEAWAY.

Ragazze, la regola di questo giveaway: essere seguitore/lettore fisso di my joy of colors blog



Friday, May 14, 2010

Mexican mask

This is an oil pastel painting on Canson Mi-teintes pad 8x11in after a mexican mask from my husband's collection of ethnic masks.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mixed media Hindu Statue

I sketched this in Derwent tinted charcoals and sanguine, sepia pencils and added some very dry almost chalk like oil pastels bought in India.It's a Strathmore pad drawing 11x14in.For the challenge on Inspiration all around us where I submitted my own picture.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mask from China

Derwent Tinted charcoal, sanguine and sepia on Canson MI-teintes pad 8x11in.
First time working with tinted charcoal, rather hard, the pigmanet is not very vivid, not what I expected, anyway.I guess it works best in combination with sanguine and sepia.I have only 6 colors,  but really beautiful are the green and lavender.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

my first selling blog

This is my first experience with selling my art and now you can follow me at:


Let's see if it will be also a joy of art selling.

Wish me luck.

Saturday, May 8, 2010