Friday, March 7, 2014
I am as always a WIP myself - but much more fearless about trying something new and different. You can link to Jeanne Oliver's blog here and check this course and her other courses. The course content will be available for 2 years so it's not too late to join in. I highly recommend this online class - I think it's the best one I have ever taken!!! Thanks so much for stopping by - have a blessed and art filled day.
Friday, February 28, 2014
A little break this week from the Masters (although I like to think that what I learn gets incorporated into my paintings!). I had this small (5x5") canvas that I wasn't pleased with - so "do over time"!! I painted the background in a Cadmium Red light - which is pretty much a red / orange (at least in Liquitex paints). I had a lot of texture on the old canvas so I used a palette knife to apply a couple of layers of paint. Thought about complementary colors and collaged this blue bird (previously unknown breed - LOL). It came to me that a blue bird should be singing the "blues" so here he is. Collage is relaxing for me - I often use pages from old Somerset Studio magazines for the variety of color and pattern. I did paint over the collage (leaving some pattern showing) in various shades of blue to unify the layers of paper. And viola! - Singing the Blues!
It's amazing how often that inner critic shows up when I look at anything I have created. That's one reason why I don't paint realistically - I don't think I could ever finish a painting - there would be just one more change to make (did I mention I am a very detail oriented person!) Posting to Paint Party Friday - hosted by the wonderful Eva and Kristin. Go take a look around at all the wonderful artists who contribute/ And this is my contribution - I got to cut and glue - how much fun is that?! Thanks for stopping by - have a blessed and art filled day.
Friday, February 21, 2014
I am much more relaxed now painting full figures - I have a lot to learn, but I have embraced Matisse's exaggerations. I am not a realistic painter but I know I have to know how it all connects to even exaggerate. I like her though - and will put her in my Etsy shop tomorrow. Just have to add some archival finish. I am calling the painting "the work of his hands" from Psalm 19, since everything in the universe is the work of God's hands.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday (.here). Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting this awesome venue for artists around the world. Have a blessed and art filled day.