Monday, December 01, 2008
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Sunday, October 26, 2008
I just have to add one small detail to this one and it'll be done...so basically it's done...and it's already claimed! Awesome! It's a small narrow panel, and I painted on top of a coffee filter...I am using them in a few pieces on this series. I don't know what to call this one.Hmmmm...
30"x8" acrylic/mixed media on canvas
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I had some "leftovers" that I decided to mess around with...a photo that I cut out and crumpled, and some copper heart cutouts from jewelry making class. I collaged them in with acrylics, fleur de lis stamp, and copper leaf.
Friday, October 03, 2008
For my latest printmaking assignment, I had to illustrate a song for a line etch/aquatint process. After struggling with which song to pick, I finally settled on Crawdaddy Simone by The Horrors. The design was also inspired from a previous journal page. This line etch is the 1st step...next I have to decide where to put the values, and do the aquatint process.
So stay tuned for the finished product!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
My 1st printmaking assignment was to do a collograph with 3 different print plates and using 3 different colors. I loved this assignment! I learned a ton, and can't wait to do another set!!! i definitely need to pick colors with more contrast next time, and learn to make enough for the whole project! I used black, and made an purple and a dark crimson, but they were too close together in value, so I didn't get the pop I wanted. Also, I ran out of the purple and the crimson, so I have a couple different versions of each of those....oh, well...lesson learned. I also would like to experiment more with composition and design, but overall, I'm very happy with my 1s attempt into printmaking!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here's one of the new pieces I've done that will be in the art show at my friend's hair salon. I think it still might need a little something-something, so it may change a little bit before then, but so far I'm pleased with it... Acrylic on 30"x30" canvas
Sunday, August 17, 2008
my new pink galoshes.... i've decided to start doing some edm challenges, and perfectly enough, the first one is to draw a shoe!
every girl should have some barbie pink galoshes in her life... these should brighten even the darkest rainy day! : )
some of my shading is too dark, the pink is not quite right, and that cheapie green is super craptastic, but i still sort of like this page. (mostly i'm just proud i did it! LOL)
hand*book journal 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Here's another journal page using that fabulous fabulous winsor & newton turquoise gouache. Luckily today i found some comparable colors that are a bit cheaper...Marine Blue and Ocean Blue in the Daler Rowney Designers gouache...very yummy colors!
The journaling and the circle are done in the Sakura silver extra fine nib paint pen i bought, but they didn't scan silver....oh well. Trust me....it's fantastic! I love silver pens!
the lettering....hmmmm... i need to practice my lettering, and i think this would have looked better with more gothic looking lettering....and maybe a red rose or something....
hand*book journal 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Friday, August 15, 2008
I've been trying to make it a habit to draw every day. MUCH harder than one thinks, if you are a perfectionist like me! I joined the yahoo group Everyday Matters, and they provide so much inspiration and helpful advice. That's where I got the idea to use gouache for my pages instead of acrylics. Oh, man! Does that totally change things! Now my pages don't stick together, and my pages are soooo bright! Next on the to try list is watercolors, and my Daniel Smith order should be here any day (another recommendation from the EDM group)! So I am totally inspired to keep creating!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I created a new blog specifically for my photography. I am going to try and take at least one photo everyday. How else will I learn how to use my camera, right? The blog is called Glitz*ography, and you can find it at http://www.glitzography.blogspot.com/ and of course, there will always be a link to it on my profile.
So, please stop by and take a look around. It will be a very eclectic collection of things that make me stop and take notice.