Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Again!

We have yet another blizzard today with 40 mph winds.  Not the weather we are accustomed to in the DC area.  Too nasty outside to take a picture to show you, but imagine 6-10 inches on top of 26 inches already on the ground.  Oh well back to working on taxes...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow bound art

As we await yet another snow storm, I decided to share the art I have done in the past few days.... Both pieces have napkins incorporated in them.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blizzard in the DC area

I really love snow, and since I don't have any place to go for the next few days,  I love it!  This may be more snow than I have seen in this area since 1995, or some say ever.  Great day to hunker down and browse blogs, work on painting, and do what I really should be on a baby quilt for a customer that must be ready by 2/16.  The quilt is made, I just need to do the quilting and binding ( the not so fun, hard on the back part).  But in this economy, I am thankful to have a customer, so I will work through the pain to make the quilt cute for her new bambino. 8-)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Great Find

I am taking a few online classes this month (what's new), but I think this is it for me for a while unless something really awesome comes along.   A couple of the classes have to do with drawing and painting faces, but I am also taking an awesome class in color theory, offered by Julie Pritchard andChris Cozen.

Great class and exercises to help one understand color and the color wheel.  They focus mainly on Golden products since Chris works for Golden.  They peaked my interest so much that I checked out books on the subject and found these three.

These three books are awesome.  As a woman of color I often struggle with skin tones, and have often resorted to craft paint colors in my paintings as opposed to trying to mix the colors.  I now have the confidence to try mixing my own skin tones to celebrate the many skin tones of people of color.