Today I am working on shading. I am revisiting week one of the class to feet ore practice. Really have to watch the videos several times to understand all of the nuances. Practice, practice practice.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I am trying to master color and shading. Using acrylic I have to find comfort with the paint and how much to use. Sooooo, I colored this with water color crayons. I have more control and I likey.
Have to work on my proportions.
I like drawing faces, but my passion is color, painting paper. Making beautiful and intricate backgrounds.
I have been taking an online e course, Expressions, taught be Regina Lord of Creative Kismet, since April 1st. It was a 30 day class, but the site will be up until December to review video lessons.
This portrait was painted on a cardboard packaging insert. I gessoed both sides to make it strong, painted a background using oranges, greens and yellow, then I drew the portrait and painted with wash of white..
After I completed the portrait I looked at in disbelief.....this talent, this side of me has been buried for so long. Though it is a long story that I may someday tell I realize in burying pain, I buried who I really am and what I can do.
There.is so much about me I need to discover. Maybe through art I will find me again.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Practice removes fear. Two weeks into the expressions class, getting more comfortable. I still need a lighter touch with the pencil. I drew this portrait while sitting at the bus stop. I keep my journal with me at all times now.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Participating in these courses is truly a Pilgrimmage. I am learning so much about the process and myself. My fears are slowly but surely eroding. I have to say that I am most happy about that aspect of the journey. The classes I have on my plate are 365 days of Journal Fodder (need to catch up), Lifebook 2013, Expressions E-Course, Getting Started with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Joy Journal (so far behind, but I am determined to get started) and 21 Secrets. Is that enough? I think so. I really need to sit down and prioritize, but that is another project.
What have I done? Well let's see,
Take care and blessings.