Another lesson from Artists Studies taught us that to practice we should copy artists both in style and popular paintings. This was a fun copy and I learned that I really like the forgiving blending style and dash type brush strokes for composition. Im sure that pointillism will be a fun one to try also.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Faces are the hardest thing for me to paint and the assignment for Artists Studies was not only to paint a face but to paint my own face! As in the days of the impressionists beginnings we learned that they couldn't always afford a model so in order to practice they would paint themselves. Well I completed the assignment and here is the portion that I have the courage to share. I will continue to practice!
Monday, November 20, 2017
This started with swiping several colors on glossy cardstock to color the background. Second, draw flowers using qtip. Detail the flowers with white and black pens, stamped centers and a dragonfly. I spent a lot of time doodling, but it was meditative and relaxing.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Van Gogh and his many beautiful paintings are and inspiration in many ways. This image of Starry Night was painted in 60 seconds in an effort to force loose and instinctual flow. Notice how I said force? Its definitely something I"d like to work on!
The flowers were made using paint blobs and incorporated into context with the greenery. Its very interesting that you can use anything as a jumping off point to inspire and create. This was fun to paint and add some more interest by stenciling text over the background for another layer of detail.
There is Joy in Art. I always have fun practicing and it does seem to provide more satisfying results in the long run. Life gets in the way sometimes and I got away from my Art practice again and I really missed the outlet. The more I play, the better and more capable I feel.