Monday, December 01, 2008

Nurse Nancy(print, hand colored)

While I printed my edition of 6, I printed 3 extras to be artists proofs, to hand color. I don't really get all the technical details of artists proofs, and an edition, and what qualifies as either, but not the other, but i'm learning, an I think i have it right here. anywho, I don't know how much I love all the colors on this one, so i may rework some of them before i color the next proof. it may just be the paper it's printed on...great for prints, but maybe not so great for acylic and watercolor?

Nurse Nancy(print)

Nurse Nancy(print)
Nurse Nancy(print),
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Oh, I'm super happy with how my prints turned out! For a 1st attempt at lino cuts, I am pleased with the results. (and carving is very relaxing...who knew?!) This is a print edition of 6, on 10"x12 1/2" Stonehenge paper...the design is 8" x 10" . I'm already working up a sketch for the next one!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nurse Nancy

Nurse Nancy
Nurse Nancy,
originally uploaded by GlitzInk.
My sketch for my lino cut assignment....i really am enjoying my printmaking class this semester, and this is probably my favorite design from this semester. Printmaking is definitely something i will keep doing while i take next semester off from school. I like hand coloring them, like the Crawdaddy Simone prints, so I plan to do that again for some of these prints. I bought some more lino plates to carve as soon as the semester is over. I'd like to print some stuff for friends and family for Christmas. Eventually I'd like to start an Etsy shop.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


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my value study done with speedball ink. just trying to plan out how to add the aquatint values ahead of time, but i like how this turned out. this is what inspired the hand colored versions.


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hand colored print #4....


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Handcolored print #3....


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handcolored print #2...


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the 1st of the handcolored prints...


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i got all my aquatints back from being graded, so i can finally post them! I had a little trouble with this final aquatint process. I didn't get the values I had planned on, but I think that will get better if i do a few more. We had to turn in a series of 6, so this is one of those 6. i also had a few extra prints that i hand colored with watercolors and inks. i love how they turned out! Defintely a project i will try again!


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My better versions of this project are being graded right now...this one isn't registered correctly, so the layers didn't match up during printing, but for my 1st silkscreening attempt, i'm pretty pleased. I've wanted to know how to do this for so long, and i love it!!! This is something i can do from home, too, once i buy a screen and such, without needing to buy an expensive press or anything, so i'll be able to continue to work on it outside of school. i am interested in experimenting with color ink, and some various papers.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Work In Progress #2

I just have to add one small detail to this one and it'll be 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

New Work In Progress

Still have a few things to add to this one, but it's almost done, and I wanted to go ahead and post it...Those are coffee filters on the bottom...
2'x2' acrylic and mixed media on canvas
This will be for sale during the salon show...dates tba

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stay Tuned....

My newest painting series is coming along, and I can't wait for the BIG REVEAL! check back soon...

Fleur de Lis Madonna

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

Crawdaddy Simone- Step 1

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 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

New Abstract

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

NOLA Cemetery Journal Page

I love how this page came out! The gold gouache looks so cool! Gouache and Pitt pens in my small hand*book journal.

Hurricane Gustav Journal Page

gouache and gold Sakura paint pen in my small hand*book journal....did this one during my evacuation from the hurricane

Sunday, August 17, 2008

EDM CHALLENGE #1- Draw a shoe

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

A little voodoo....

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'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

Some new art journal pages

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

A new blog adventure

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 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.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


just wish i had a lotus blossom!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A lucky shot...

I LOVE the textures in this photo I took at my friend's house yesterday!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The patina pics...

Here are a few of the photos that I took that I'm going to try to make a series of paintings with... They all have this beautiful copper patina....

Friday, May 30, 2008


A random painted New Orleans WaterMeter....
I love these things!!!

Red Abstract 1 & 2

Here are 2 of the 3 commissioned abstracts that I recently did. Each are 40"x40" acrylic on canvas.
Private collection of Mr. A. Allen

Figure Drawings-Female Model

Here are the last of the female model sessions from figure drawing class:

Figure Drawing- Male Model

Here are the figure drawings from the sessions with the male model that hadn't already been posted: