Friday, February 29, 2008
A Series of Torturous Paintings
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Figure Drawing/Life Drawing Class Work
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
TriState Photography Show Coming Up
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Frozen Days + Ruined Pots
The only thing I like is the covers on the pots and the basket - I'm going to work on doing this next one with drybrush technique to get all the textures. It may take a while...so stay tuned!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Next in the Series + CAndace Portrait Finished
And in the meantime, I finished the portrait of CAndace that the WcW group is doing as a monthly challenge for February. Got her done just in time :)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Checkerboard in Class + Portrait Start
And I started the portrait challenge/project at WatercolorWorkshop - painting from the same photo. I hope I can put in some darks now without overpowering it and ruining it - we'll see.
The photo was taken by a WetCanvas member called devymarie and this is called CAndace Posing. CAndace is a lovely redhead with deep, dark brown eyes and beautiful freckles (which she probably hates).
Monday, February 18, 2008
Show Redux + Donations
And Saturday evening Jerry and I each donated one art piece to help Redwood Rehabilitation Center in Edgewood, KY. We dropped off the pieces at the "open house" of friends, George and Louise, and were able to turn in our pieces and have them documented for the auction in March at the Redwood Express event (they have this every year but this is the first year we've done this). I worked with autistic children (all under age 6) for 3 years back when I was more able to do it and Redwood has many autistic children and adults they help.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Sandy's Students - Show at Sharon Woods
<---- Sandy with 2 of her paintings (she loves giraffes).
Sketch a work in the collection on the third Sunday of each month. We provide the drawing materials and instructor, just drop in and look for the Studio Sunday Cart in a different gallery each month!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
SWAP 19 - Painting for Susan R + Figure Sketches
Friday, February 15, 2008
Hanging the Show Today
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Back to the Checkerboard
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Now, I know how she feels if she's tired and needs a break. I feel the same - hence, no drawing or painting for me for a while - I NEED a break.
However, don't comment here about my break - go over to Ces' blog and ask her very nicely to return to us. Her work is of such quality that it makes the other blogs look like daily doodles, including mine. I would dearly miss it if she just shut her blog down.
Go over there now - leave a comment - ask her if she'll come back to us - and when - and if she needs a shipment of chocolate and coffee to cheer her up! I think that's what I'll do right now - have some coffee and chocolate - it can't hurt, right?
Maybe it's just winter getting us all down, tired, anxious, frustrated, emotional, whatever...winter doldrums and frozen roads and shoveling snow and bundling up in layers and...just winter. But spring will come - soon - it will, I know it will...
Monday, February 11, 2008
My SWAP Painting + Lunch with Laverne
We are getting snow. The way the weathermen and women are talking, it's going to be a doozy, with up to 5 inches of snow and then ice and sleet and general yuck all through tonight and tomorrow. We'll see. If we get much mess, I won't be going to class tomorrow :( and I'll miss it. But it's better to be safe.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Finally Finished WatercolorWorkshop Artist Portraits
I obviously need to do portraits more often to keep in the groove.
Now I think I'll read the rest of the evening...
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Figure Drawing + Other Drawing
Then I was sitting watching t.v. and noticed the latest Drawing magazine and the cover so tried to copy that drawing - didn't do a very good job on the copy - but I kind of like this (except the eyes need more work).
Friday, February 8, 2008
No Painting Today
Thursday, February 7, 2008
What in the World...
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Take a look at our new blog: http://GCWS.blogspot.com
for information and other interesting stuff about our group. Our out-going president, Sandy Maudlin, created it and it just may take the place of my minutes that are getting more like a newsletter all the time.
Catch you tomorrow with more work on the portraits, I hope.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Now I need to watch my Janet Rogers dvd on portraits before tacking the 2 artist portraits I'm working on. The pressure will be on because I want these to be good and good likenesses - they will be seen by the "models" when finished :)
Monday, February 4, 2008
Monday Sketches + Why I Don't Have My Homework Ready