Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Another challenge to paint

I have been hearing many people talk about taking a class called painting like the masters, so I decided to try it myself, not the class but finding different artist old and new and try to paint in their style, this is one.

This is my rendition 

Painting from the 1800's

Drawing and painting from a photo

Hi, I found this photo and fell in love with the dark shadows, I felt like a challenge, so here is the photo and the finished journal page. I only used golden acrylics in this one .


my painting

Painting like Elvira Amrheim

Well it has been awhile since my last post, Just a busy life, not enough time in a day! now that the gardening is cought up I can get back to my art. So enough of the chit chat here is a video of one of my latest journal pages. I thought I would try to do some styles of other artist paintings this is Elvira Amrhein's work.

http://youtu.be/iQyJA-V2ZY0 enjoy the video!


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Painting Faces Over Collage Video

I have a new video for painting faces over collage. This is a great way to get fast and realistic faces painted without drawing, So all you beginners out there that would love a great looking face without the worry of drawing this is for you, and anyone else that would like a faster way to get a great looking face.

This is the finished page

Monday, 10 March 2014

Soul Food and Life Book class Work

Wow , how time flies. March already. I have been arting to my hearts content. Here are some of the journal pages I have done.
This was lesson 16 in Soul Food. Using acrylic paint like water color. Many layers to get the depth in the fish. I do love the look you get and I plan on trying this again.

This is for  Soul Food #14

This one is a Life Book page with a hidden page on it. done with collaged napkins and paper, Then some paint and pen work.

Collage page and face paint over lesson with Life Book 2014

A collage page and face paint over with Soul Food class.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Soul Food class #13 by Jodi Ohl

I just finished lesson 13 in soul food  by Jodi Ohl, I had fun playing with my paint and stencils to make the wild patterned background. We then had to put a shape of some sort as a mask on top and paint the rest out with gesso. As usual I could not stay simple, I just love detail,!

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Pastel Faces

LOVE playing with pastels and faces. This is a class I am doing in Soul Food, Jeanette House did this lesson with oil pastels but I didn't have oil so I used what I had in soft pastels. Here is my video on lesson 12.   http://youtu.be/n-MksMfgW7Y

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Journal 52 week 4 Video

I have one more Journal 52 page finished, this is week 4, it took me about a week to plan what I wanted on this page, I am weird that way, I guess I know that if I haven't got an idea for a page and try to wing it, chances are about 90% that I will not like it in the end. I also love the planning stage and preparing. I don't want you to think that everything right down to color choices and placements are planned because they aren't that is done when I am actually doing the page. I only plan what  the subject will be, like for instance this page,I new there was going to be a little girl and  a book shelf and that is all. The rest like what her hair was like and color and everything else came to me when I was doing the page. Well enough rambling here is the page and the video



Tuesday, 4 February 2014

My new Life book class 2014

Well the winter is not letting up any. It is going to be another 6 week according to our furry friend Willy. So I have added another art class to my winter YA! Life Book 2014, love it! so many great teachers! Here are a few of my pages from the classes. The first is my Art Angle and the second Friend Out For A Treat O Sweet characters.

Monday, 27 January 2014

journaling on a cold snowy day

This has been one of the coldest Januarys in a very long time, lots of snow too. It was like this when I was a child, back then it was exciting but not now! To cold and snowy to go out so here is how I spent my day.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Soul Food class 5 with Jeanette House

I made this my own, so to speak, We were to make a page with weaving of papers and then place something on top of the weave. Well I took it a little farther. I decided to use the weave in the hat. I really love it.

Soul Food class 4 with Grace Howes

In this class we made and bound our own journal book out of watercolor paper. This was my first time ever doing this, I think I will start to make my own journals from now on! Love this! This is the front cover with a flap.

Soul Food class 3 with Cathy Bluteau

Love Cathy's work I have taken other classes of hers. It is a fun whimsical art that I love to do when I just want to have fun.

My second Soul Food class with Gwenn Seemel

This class I really loved , because she showed how to sketch in pen and marked. I have stayed away from sketching in pen because there is no earacing, that is it mistake and all. Well Gwenn showed how you can fix things with marker with out it looking like a fix. So here is my drawing.

January 15 2014

I have started my year with my word involved , I have just started two year long mixed media classes, the first Soul Food 2014 and the second Life Book 2014, I am so pleased with both classes of great teachers. I should be plenty involved this year in my art world. Here is my first class with Soul Food   teacher Mystele Kirkeeng.