Monday, March 30, 2009

Week Five of Painting class

This week we added the hair and eyebrows. Next week we work more on the faces.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Art & Soul Fatbook swap

I joined the A&S fatbook swap again this year. Only 4 weeks before the event ! Woo Hoo!! The theme of the event is Rock and Roll as was the theme for the fatbook. I really struggled with this theme, because even though I love R&R, I am more of an R&B girl. My all time favorite R&R band is The Beatles, and I thought I would use them as my focus. I must admit that I always want art to be fun and when it becomes stressful, then I of course no longer enjoy it. That was the case with this swap. We had 45 pages to do (I know) and by page 10 I was wondering if i was crazy to have joined. We had the option of doing something that related to Art and Soul, or to a class we took at A&S. I decided to paint some of the pages, but alas that was REALLY time consuming. So to put this whine to bed, here are a few of the pages I did. I hope the recipient won't be too disappointed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Painting in Progress

This is week three of the painting faces's what I have done so far...Great class

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Drawing

Still working on my drawing skills.....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New work

We are in week two of Paulette's "All about faces" class. For week one, we drew faces, and in week two we are making the backgrounds for the portraits. I plan to work more on my drawing skills, especially the noses, but I am happy to be near the painting phase.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Class

I haven't posted much in the past week or so. Lots has been happening. Some sad and some happy. We lost my mother in law recently, so it has been a sad time. We take comfort that she lived to be 87, and is no longer suffering. My husband is coping as well as one does.
On a happier note, I am taking a painting class from Paulette Install. I have been practicing drawing for a while, so it is fun to add wonderful painting techniques to my drawings. I have been painting since last summer, but I am finally getting to take my first true painting class, and learn how to add facial features and coloring. I am really looking forward to Art and Soul (seven weeks away) so that I can continue to learn more painting techniques. I will have classes with Misty Mawn, Lisa Kaus, Katie Kendrick, and Carla Sonheim. Woo Hoo!!