Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday's Haiku

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THE OCEAN GOES ON
FOREVER AND FOREVER
KEEPING ITS SECRETS

Sunday, February 26, 2012

This Weekend's Art



Practicing faces while relaxing in Maine
Watercolor







Colored Pencils

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pulled Art



I didn't know there was a name for this type of art, but I
probably should have. I loved doing this and loved the results.
What is pulled art? I couldn't find a definition for it, but to
my mind it is pulling an image from a background. It's a bit
like cloud gazing.


I did this one before I knew what it was it called,
and was excited to see a face in my background.


I did this one as this weeks lesson taught by Mystele in my Life Book class.
As I was finishing up the background, I thought I'm not going
to see anything in this one. I walked away for a while and when I
came back, there she was. I really enjoyed the process and am anxious to do another.



Monday, February 20, 2012

Finished Drawing


After looking at my drawings on line, I could tell it needed something.
I worked a little on the eyes and added highlights as suggested by
my husband. At this point, I think I have to quit while I'm ahead
and consider it done.

Monday's Haiku


Monday's Haiku

FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
A DOZEN PINK CARNATIONS
FROM MY GREAT HUSBAND

Drawing Over


These are my drawings from lesson 2 of Pam Carriker's Pursuing Portraits class.
I pasted a black and white copy of a photo onto my page, coated it with gel medium
and then a layer of thinned out white paint, and then drew over it.
My mouth is open in the original, but I drew it closed in this one.
I did a second with my mouth open.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bunny's Garden


Bunny's Garden
I love this.
Done while visiting Grampy on Sunday afternoon.
It looks like she didn't have time to finish coloring.
There is broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, and I'm guessing lettuce.

Monday Haiku



Monday's Haiku on Monday

TRYING MANY TIMES
TO DRAW A PERFECT BUNNY
PERFECTION ACHIEVED

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Supplies Me



Supplies Me
Supplies Me is a Jane Davenport on line class on supplies - journals, gesso, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, pens and markers, and pastels. In the process of learning about supplies the class offers
lessons on drawing faces and bodies, and mixed media.

This is a mixed media page done in my hand made journal.
The journal was made with watercolor paper and coated with gesso.
As I worked on my background for this page,
the shape of a face serendipitously appeared.
I outlined it in my drawing.

In the lesson on colored pencils Jane suggests that you're more likely to use your pencils if they are within reach. She had hers in a biscuit truck tin. I was able to find a similar tin on ebay for my pencils

and I made short work of using them drawing faces.

Pursuing Portraits


Pursuing Portraits
Pursuing Portraits is an on line class with Pam Carriker.

Last summer my interest in drawing and painting faces was piqued when I was introduced to Pam Carriker and Jodi Ohl. Last summer I took Jodi's "Let's Face It" on line class and am currently taking Pam's class. I'm not sure what direction my faces will take but I'm having fun drawing them.





Friday, February 10, 2012

Monday Haiku on Friday





Monday's Haiku

USING A RULER
DRAWS A HOUSE WITH MOON AND STAR
INSPIRED BY LIFE

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Susan Tuttle Workshop

Toy Camera With Photoshop, is a new workshop by Susan Tuttle and she is having a give away to win a spot in the workshop. Take a look.

http://susantuttlephotography.com/?p=1497