Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
9 in x 12 in Canson 90 lbs cold press watercolor paper, W&N and Grumbacher watercolors
Yet another Corsica picture for Virtual Paintout. This is a doorway on Rue Saint-Dominque, Bonifacio. There were just too many views to paint. I wanted to paint something other than a landscape.
The door way was a little odd. The top third of the door appeared to be open and a door covered the bottom two thirds. I liked the design of the door and the bright blue street number.
I have toured the whole island so many times on Google Maps I recognize the view on others paintings.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The week's lesson for my online class is slide mounts. The slide mounts were created with much of what I had on hand from sand and glitter glue to texture paint and embellishments. For once I like all of them. Three were sent out as part of a swap.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
9 in x 12 Canson 90 lbs watercolor paper, magazine and junk mail clips, clips from my old collages, Sharpie Poster Paint, Liquitex Acrylic Paint
The challenge this week for Mixed Media Monday is "Wings". When I think of wings, I think of airplanes. DH probably influenced this choice as he is mister airplane guy. I am still upset with myself for missing the Mixed Media Monday challenge for "Leftovers" as I really like what I created.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Lamy Safari, 6 in x 6 in Canson 65 lbs sketchbook
I had been reading and viewing sketches and drawings done with the Lamy Safari I thought it might be something I needed in my art supply arsenal. However, I haven't been that big on fountain pens since the 9th grade when I had my trusty Schaeffer cartridge fountain pen. I have a couple of really cheap fountain pens (Manuscript and Dollar). I just didn't like them. The good thing about those two pens is that it made me appreciate the Lamy Safari more. I love this pen. I am working out my issues with using a fountain pen and I am not overly thrilled with the blue ink it came with. I will use the blue ink cartridge when I can purchase new colors or a converter as I would like to use grey or sepia ink for sketching.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
9 in x 12 in Canson 90 lbs watercolor paper, magazine clips Sharpie Poster Paint, Copic Markers
Triberet is a form of belly dance style/dance that borrows elements of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance and Modern Caberet Belly Dance.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
9 in x 12 12 Canson 90 lbs watercolor paper, Liquitex acrylic paint, Sharpie Poster Paint, Copic Markers
Originally a Mixed Monday Monday theme for last week but the piece didn't even start until last night. It was one of those things that just evolved. Even though it is not officially part of Mixed Media Monday I still like it.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
9 in x 12 in Canson 90 lbs watercolor paper, W&N and Grumbacher watercolors
Second painting for January 2010 Monthly Sketch Project. See Jennifer Rose's original here.
Friday, January 8, 2010
9 in x 12 in Canson 90 lbs Watercolor paper, Windsor & Newton and Grumbacher watercolors
This month's Virtual Paintout is Corsica.
What is interesting about Corsica is all of these mountains on a little island. I found at the end of a road near a "town" called Calasima some cattle climbing up a mountain ridge. I like painting and drawing mountains. When I was 12, I only drew mountains. However, I need more practice with trees.
My good scanner does not work with Windows 7. I had trouble scanning it properly with my Epson All-in-One. I had to slightly enhance the piece to reduce some of the blur in some areas.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
9 in x 12 in Canson 90 lb watercolor paper, Liquitex acrylic, Sharpie Poster Paints, Copic markers
I finished the final lesson for my Creative Lettering class last night. Unfortunately, I posted the first version, in a couple of photo sharing sites, with an minor error. This one is the correct piece.
Monday, January 4, 2010
9 in x 12 in Canson 90 lb watercolor paper, W&N and Grumbacher Watercolors
The first of January's Monthly Sketch Projects. I changed the composition from the original photo provided by Jennifer. It is supposed to be rose hips covered in snow.
In yesterday's blog post, this is one of the projects I was working on. I finished both this and the Creative Lettering assignment. The project I thought I would have done was my knitting. Still haven't knit a stitch since last night and that was the easy project.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
On a belly dance note, this morning was Rakkasah call-in. Usually it take less than an hour to get both troupes a spot. Ala Nar got their spot after two hours of calling and Rising Stars after three hours. I was able to get through for the last spot. I will be very happy never to hear a busy signal again.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This is the last piece I created in 2009. Finished at 11 pm.
6 in x 6 in Canson 90 lbs sketchbook paper, PITT Pen
And I finished this one today, my first color zentangle.
Friday, January 1, 2010
6 in x 6 in Canson 90 lbs Sketchbook paper, Speedball Speedy-Cut, Colorbox inks
For the class I am taking, this week's lesson was to carve a stamp for our journals. Never done this before, but I had a lot of fun. The first stamp I carved was the crown and the last , the hand. I think I got it by the time I carved the last one. There is still another four stamps left in the block to carved.