Two Girls Two Girls is the result of this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport and Tamara Laporte. It really spoke to me because I am so comfortable with the mix or ‘jam’ as they called it of their two styles. We were asked to use limited supplies of our choice. I chose pencil, […]
From My Word Bowl – 5 This week’s words inspired me to create two aceos. Two aceos because of “the two”. The words spirit and humble reminded me of the style and techniques taught in one of Life Book 2016’s lessons by Shiloh Sophia . I wasn’t in a painterly sort of mood, so […]
From My Word Bowl – Week 4 This week, the words from my word bowl worked very well together and I was instantly inspired to paint a thoughtful, gentle face. Instead of reaching for a blank canvas or piece of paper, I instead looked through my “terrible” art pile. This is a pile of […]
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 […]
This week’s words pulled from my word bowl are: I decided to use them with a sketch I did this morning. I used watercolor, colored pencil and ink and the words. If the words from my word bowl inspire you to create something, please leave me a little […]
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 […]
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. […]
Sometimes, you simply have to let go and have fun. Slap the paint on the paper or canvas and know that whatever you do, you can’t mess it up, because there was never anything there to mess up. What ever you create is what you were supposed to create. It’s perfection lies in […]
I’m sharing this magical creature I painted yesterday with you, in hope that she brings a little of the magic she brought to me, into your 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!
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. […]