Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today's Art - More Faces

I created this today from techniques I've learned while taking the Sharon Tomlinson online workshop on Faces. This is painted with acrylics on a page in a journal which is made of craft paper that I gesso'd over before I started painting.  Still not the ideal surface when working with wet medium, but I'm pleased with the overall result.  The flowers are collaged on using paper napkins.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Snow Day! Woof!

Boomer waiting expectantly to dash out the door.


This photo, taken while driving, will never do this scene justice. It's the frozen reservoir around the corner from my home.

Practice, Practice, Practice

I'm trying to learn how to do faces and it's very challenging. I can see things I want to fix on the face on the bottom, but because it's already there in colored pencil, no can do.  But at least I know what needs fixing...the eyes in particular.  Shade, shadow, light. 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Frida - Mexican Artist

I painted this 6 x 9" painting today of Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo.  This is from her diary.  Done in acrylics on watercolor paper.  She's a rather dark, but interesting character.  She liked to paint portraits of herself because she was alone alot.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Day After Valentine's Day

A Park Near My Home
I took my pup, Boomer, for a walk near my home today...enjoying the day off and the beautiful snow.  And I was on a trail where I could look down at the frozen pond  and there, someone had traced a HEART on the ice...definitely had to share.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winter Girl - 2nd Painting

This is Winter Girl.  She's pretty good.  I still need to work on the eyes.....

My First Face from the Workshop

This is my first attempt at doing a face in the All Norah's Face workshop.  A face is certainly a challenge and I can't tell you how many times I've gone over it and over it!  But...I'm stopping now because you can "overdo" and I want to try another one...but I should give her a name....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Unforgettable Winter

I grew up in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and I am really enjoying the photographs that I've viewed on the internet of this snowstorm.  I recall some amazing snowstorms growing up. Love this one especially with the view of the Capitol in the distance.  And the other photographs that I love....are of all of the people who gathered in Dupont Circle for a snowball may have seen those surfing the net.  It's interesting what brings people out....and together.