Tuesday, August 16, 2016
When I start a girl I pencil her in with Prisma color Col-erase colored pencil in black. Then I go over the lines with a fine point water based Sharpie paint pen. The background is gesso and acrylics. This makes for a smooth drawing (and erasing) substrate.
The eyes are my biggest challenge. The face. Here is "J". I started her and am trying a new skin tone with gellatos.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Mixed media has aways been my first love when it comes to making art. The idea of making things that don't normally go together fit in a small ATC square or mini canvas is intriguing to me.
I deviate from art technique to art technique, sewing, beading, clay, wool felt. It is whatever I find the mood for at the time. Much of my art is done as a therapy. The calmness of listening to the radio and making art, hearing the birds sing in the morning, the smell of the spring air, summer heat. Those are the things that make my soul want to create something. Soothes my painful thoughts running around in my head, distress a stressful day. Even if I only get a background done, or learn a new technique.
It creates in me a sense of ahhhhh and awe.
Here is a piece that helped me today. It helped calm some of those jumbled up thoughts in my head. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do sharing it with you!