Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
This assignment for Year of the Spark was so much fun.
- Gesso texture on wood panels.
- Watercolor paint in layers.
- Then rub them to expose some of the gesso texture underneath.
The only part I didn’t like was that it took me several days. I worked on these every evening for about a week. Each step has to dry before you can more on.
But it was worth the wait. I’ve purchased more boards so I can make more of these.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Because I have so little spare time and too much stress in my life already, I decided to start a new blog.
Well, actually I’m just reviving an old one. I started it years ago with photos and art and just stuff about life in general. Then I decided to start an “art only” blog … this one. After a while, I gave up on the first blog and put all my energy into “the studio.”
Lately, I’ve wanted to post photos I take but didn’t want to mix my artwork with photography.
I know. I’m weird.
I also don’t mix my veggies with my meat on the dinner plate! But that’s a whole other issue.
Take a look when you have time. You may recognize some things! Today, is a picture of the tulip that I used as a model for a painting last week.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
One of our lessons at Year of the Spark was to draw one-liner faces. Slowly. Trying to get most of the details of the face.
I did several. Here are three that I like the best.
Her eyes are wonky … but I still like her.
This was a chubby cheeked child. I couldn’t resist giving it a try.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
You’ve heard the expression Thank God It’s Friday…well, sometimes I really welcome Mondays!!
This past weekend involved about 12 hours in the car, several loads of laundry, shopping, visiting, eating out, and just general running around.
I didn’t get anything creative done. A couple things are in progress but I’ve nothing to show except this little doodle.
So, TGIM and I hope this week is nice and peaceful. I can’t handle the stress of weekends!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Yesterday it rained in the afternoon. I went out on the back porch and watched it. I love that earthy smell that comes with rain. It’s wonderful.
Apparently, it didn’t get cold enough this winter to freeze the tulip bulbs. We only have a few stragglers popping up this year. They look beautiful, of course. Just a little lonely.
Wishing you all a happy Friday.
Linking up with Paint Party Friday–please be sure to visit!
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Not really a novel but you’d think it was considering the amount of time I’ve spent on it. I have been thinking, doodling, drawing, painting, rethinking, redrawing, rewriting, repainting a children’s book for about 5 years now.
My problem is that I can never finish it to my satisfaction. I’m not sure I ever will!!
So for now, I’ve decided to just finish the drawings (I’ve been working on a 32-page template). Then when I finish the drawings I may do a self-publish to see what I think of it.
Here is one of the drawings. My goal is to do one or two drawings/paintings per week.
It’s not like I want to be a rich and/or famous children’s book author/illustrator. I just have other books in my head. I need to get those out of my head and onto paper. But I want at least ONE book done before I start the next project.
Hopefully it won’t take 5 years for each one! If anyone has any words of wisdom for me, I would welcome it!!