Word Bowl Words Week 3

From My Word Bowl – 3

Sometimes my word bowl fails me and gives me such random unrelated words, that I cheat and put them back and keep drawing from it until I get something I like. That happened today. The first words I picked, “there she was” sounded promising, but then…  “fetch the cows”.  Seriously?!   How did those words […]

From The Word Bowl Photo by Tori Beveridge

From My Word Bowl

  I know that I am not the only artist who looks for inspiration.  On my table is a bowl filled with words and phrases cut from magazines and print-outs of poems, quotes and stories that I’ve found while browsing around the web.  When I’m looking for inspiration, I pull  a few words from the […]

BlueJaneLB by Tori Beveridge 2016 Photo

Watercolor Portrait

This week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport was wonderful.  I adored it.  (adore.. I love that word!) I painted along while I watched and listened, at times getting a little ahead of the lesson.  I enjoyed the unpredictability, lightness and freedom of painting solely with watercolor, after all the mixed media I’ve been doing. […]

Face 11 by Tori Beveridge

Face #11 and Happy Valentine’s Day

Do you doodle while you’re on the phone?   I do.   Face #11 was doodled while talking with my mom today.  Watercolor, ink and colored pencils.     Happy Valentine’s Day!

Face10 Green Eyed Lady by Tori Beveridge2016

Face #10 Green Eyed Lady

A quick watercolor that I did today for EMG Sketch Fest, for the prompt Green Eyed Lady, prompted by Elma Bree.    

Face 9 by Tori Beveridge

Playing Catch Up-Faces 6, 7, 8 & 9

What a busy week!  How was your’s?  I’m hoping it was wonderful and that you’re all set to have a fabulous and relaxing weekend. In between all the busy stuff that life throws at us, I did some doodles and a couple of quick little postcard size paintings. The doodles were done on two separate […]

Face 5 by ToriBeveridge 2016

Face #5 – Straight Inside of My Soul

This face only emerged after I gessoed over the one I had started which wasn’t working the way I had thought it would. I’m so glad I covered it up and let this girl come out. Lessons learned…gesso is my friend and to be flexible because every painting has a soul waiting to get out, […]

Face3 Final 'Everyone is Beautiful' by Tor iBeveridge 2016

Face #3 – Step by Step Walk Through

Today’s face is called “Everyone is Beautiful”.   As you can see, I wrote those words in her hair.   When I started to sketch her, I decided to grab my camera and photograph some of my steps.  I have some friends who are beginning their face painting and sketching journey, encouraged by 29 Faces. […]

Face 2 by Tori Beveridge 2016

Face #2

Face #2 is finished.  Mixed media including water color, ink, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic. I know I shouldn’t take photos at night, but I wanted to share her with you today.  The true colors are so much nicer (especially the background and the shadow under the nose) and the hair color is much richer. […]

Face 1 Detail

29 Faces 2016 – Yay!

Hello my friends.  Happy February! I’m sketching and painting faces all month.  What joy! I’ll be sharing all 29 of the faces a create for this year’s February 29 Faces art challenge.  I love, love, love this challenge. I’m so excited to share my first face.  I painted her after doing one of Life Book […]

She Lived Happily Everafter by Tori Beveridge 2015

How Life Book Influences My Art

OR.. Why I’m Behind In Life Book I’ve been playing catch up with Life Book 2015 watching some of the lessons for the first time.  What I find interesting is what happens when I do the lessons, which explains why I am (or think I am) so far behind. I’ve actually watched most of the […]

Someone Please Tell Me How….

Please, could someone tell me how I started today’s painting with soft pastel colors and a very light hand…. and ended up with this…. ?????? Please click to see a larger version of this loose 9×12 inch journal page worked in acrylics, colored pencil and ink. There was a serious disconnect between what I thought […]