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asela hopkins
Wife, Mom, and Artist
Interests: Acrylic painting and illustrating. Crocheting, knitting and needlepoints are also things I love.
Recent Activity
I was unable to upload images to my blog. Not sure why. But I think I may have fixed it, if only temporally. And with Thanksgiving and Christmas I found my time more and more limited. Another change that happened... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
During a trip to our local zoo I was able to take a neat picture of the baboon as he looked up at us. I'm continuing to try to work with values and to get the contrast in my paintings... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
This rusty old truck sits outside a favorite antique store we frequent when we go to visit Fernandina Beach Florida. I snapped a picture one day and saved it, thinking that it would make a great painting one day. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
A dear friend shared some of her beautiful bird photos with me for reference use. She has so many wonderful birds that frequent her feeders. It was fun playing with loose brush strokes and warm and cool paints. I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
There are things that I like and things that I really dislike about my painting. But that's okay. It's all about putting paint to canvas and rolling with it. How else will I learn if I don't make things that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
We saw a kitten hiding beneath some rocks while the boys were fishing off the banks of the inlet to the ocean. Apparently there is a huge stray cat problem in the area. I discovered something while painting this, Winsor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
While we visited Gettysburg battlefield I could see a small farm house and it's barns in the distance. I quickly took a picture and it's the inspiration for this small acrylic painting. I've started to go back to basics and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
We visited this beautiful national part that is a landmarked as a Florida Prairie. Unlike the prairies out west ours are full of water. Acres and acres of water hyacinths and other beautiful native plants. I was lucky enough to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
My parents goats. From a photo I took once when I went to visit them. They were the fun to watch and enjoyed coming up to the fence to be fed. I decided to stop working this piece at this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
Painting number 3 was a challenge for me. But I kept going. And I kept wiping off areas or reworking them. I think it's okay to struggle because that's how one grows. Not everything that we paint or draw is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
Well. I must say that day 2 of my painting attempts brought with it many challenges. But I'm satisfied with the outcome, even after all the wiping and wiping away of paint on my bird. Yikes! I kept going in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
My first daily painting. I'm choosing to work on canvas panels that measure only 4 x 7 inches. The hardest part for me is trying to not be as detailed as I normally am. But of course for my first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
I just finished reading a great book called Daily Painting: Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist by Carol Marine (I prefer the Kindle version, because you can click on the links and go to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
It's fun to re-discover something you colored a while back and forgot how fun it was. This is a image for one of my stamp sets. I may have to use it and create a card. It's been a while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
Although I haven't been stamping lately, my cards can still be found in Take Ten magazine. Stampington continues to be one of the few magazine that still inspires me. I love Where Women Create! And look forward to getting the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
I created this quick acrylic painting for an art swap. I have yet to watch the movie Gone With The Wind but really enjoyed using an image I found for inspiration. I kept the color palette limited to only a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
I had so much fun working on my projects for a pet portrait swap that I joined. She messaged me a picture of her sweet pup and I did a 8x10 acrylic painting. While I was working I decided to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
A little acrylic painting that I created using one of my dear friend Amy Westerman's photographs. It measures 4x6. I created it for an art swap and it's on it's way to my swap partner :) I would love to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
A fun 8x10 Acrylic painting I created for part of a winter exchange art group. My dear friends in colorado often have these beautiful majestic animals come by their home in the winter. I asked if it was okay for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
I was having a relaxing night sketching this little lizard. So I decided when he was finished that I would scan him in and use my Copic markers to color him. Copyright © Asela Hopkins 2016 I penciled in some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
I know it's been a long time since I posted. Life, it got in the way ;) I have been coloring, drawing and painting. Along with cross-stiching, knitting and crocheting I have kept busy. Last year was a year full... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Hop Art Studio
To follow the cards and the coloring that I create, please see my Pinterest boards. (I do update these boards as I create new cards and colored images.) Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Hop Art Studio
EEEEEEKKKKKKKK! Look at the new stamp set by Stampin' Up! I have the first one. And will be ordering this one. If you want it don't hestitate. The first one sold out. You can shop for it HERE Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Hop Art Studio
When you order your new Blendabilities markers you'll want to learn which combos to use when coloring people. So I made you a cheat sheet. You can find them HERE And here's a fun new SU! video tutorial for you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Hop Art Studio
Well it's been a very interesting end of June beginning of July. I woke up at 3 am with a stomach ache last Wednesday, which didn't go away. I wasn't able to even keep water down. So I went to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Hop Art Studio