Friday, September 30, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 29....

What a week I've had here! I actually had a decent schedule at work this week..all day shifts and off by 4 pm!!! Unheard of at my workplace these days. I was actually able to get some things done and have quality time with the hubby to boot :) 

I manage to get 200 flower bulbs planted and some art in the evening too..... which also meant that at the end of the day I was dragging butt and resembled the above painting :) 

I have finally started working on the next phase in my art can say I'm getting farther and farther behind...I know it... but I enjoy each stage so much that I just keep doing it over and over! Good thing this is self paced :)
I am going to try and go a little faster and then this winter when it's cold an yuckie outside I'll just repeat the whole thing again and take my loven time with each stage :) 
In the meantime I bought  200 more flower bulbs and I have to get them into the ground so that come spring I'll have a whole new landscape to admire and paint :) 
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 28....

I've been busy adding color to my phone book page drawings. 

Playing with watercolor crayons and gesso and lots of other new toys :) 

...learning to add texture and design with unusual items from around the house...

I've never been good at faces so I've mostly avoided them...this class ifs helping me get over that even if they are not realistic's a start! 

The bottom one is still a work in progress and I'm still thinking it's going to be my favorite....if I don't screw it up along the way :-/ 

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Still working on those non-dominant sketches for my class :) Today I started adding color to some of them.

I've never been really great at faces to begin with and to be working with my left hand has been a trip. I'm also using new mediums for me so I'm having a "BLAST"!!! 

Non of them are really done and may never be ...but I'm learning so much and getting more comfortable with the mediums. 

Just remember these are not supposed to be realistic faces.....just layered impressions :) 
Of course I can think of a few people they do remind me of...but I'll keep that to myself right now :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 27....

It's been a crazy week here and very little time for any art. I spent 3 days with my sister while her husband had cancer surgery.Very draining on us all but the prognosis is good at this point. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers for healing. 
I started an on line  art class this week and the first assignment was drawing faces with our non-dominant hand. 
Here are 3 of my funny little faces that I will be painting with my non-dominant hand hopefully real soon. I really think I'm going to love this class and get a lot out of it ! 

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Sketches

On one of my rambles through the blog world one of them was about painting and drawing heart shaped faces. Sorry I can't remember who or where. One of those things that I wished later I had bookmarked it because I couldn't get the idea out of my mind.  
It's an acrylic background with a colored pencil and ink drawing. Just something fun and whimsical to lighten the mood  today.
I started a Memorial piece for  9/11 but got so  caught up in the memories of that horrible day that I had to stop. Maybe I'll finish that one  on another date.. it will always be fresh in my mind and heart.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Helping Hand

It's done.... I've reached the point where I'm not happy with anything I do to it and I've probably over worked it. So it's time to move on to something else. I do like it a lot and it has been a learning process so it has done it's job :) 
Now to get the studio cleaned up and organized more time.
...ok... so now that I've slept on it I realize I have to work on it more...but will give it some time before doing that... it definitely looks unfinished now but I've reached a block on this one :( Too much going on in my life right now I guess.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Sketches

"New Beginnings"

While trying to decide what I want to do next with my WIP mixed  media from previous post I played around with this concept.

 The torn opening would go around the hand holding the tattered butterfly.... still have not decided for sure but I like this page in my journal :) 
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Work in Progress ....Still :(

It's coming along... not as fast as I would like...but I keep finding myself outside working in the yard. Taking advantage of the cooler days we've had ...FINALLY... and trying to get the landscaping projects I started in the spring finished.
The hand holding the butterfly is my grandsons... when my daughter sent this one I knew it had to go in this was just meant to be. Hopefully I'll have it done by next Friday...still don't know where it's really going :) 
Thanks to all who welcomed me last week. I think I'm really going to like it here :)