The second session of Jeanne Oliver's course "Studying Under the Masters: Portraits" opened several weeks ago. First up Van Gogh.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
This process involved putting down lots of paint using stencils, different types of brushes and strokes and then "looking" at your finished page to see what images you could find. It was great fun and I started making a book out of the pages I made.
I finally finished my book and following are the rest if the pages from the book. Their are lots of photos here. The story is that they first met at a dance, then they married and acquired a rather cute little dog. They are fast asleep in their bed while dreaming of (if not sugarplums--many interesting things) drift through their heads.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
I am so excited about the new stencils from Artistcellar called Danse Macabre. by their new signature artist Beatrice Coron. In fact I thought they were so cool that I decided to challenge myself to use all four using different mediums! Be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see who else is participating in the blog hop and also for a chance to win your very own set of stencils,. Leave a comment no later than September 28th.
For the first piece ( up above) I painted the canvas with black gesso. Then I spread.modeling paste through the stencil. It's a little messy and leaves lots of texture on your canvas but I like that "chunky" look. I then painted it with Silks paints.
The next piece is mixed media on canvas. It's mainly paint and collage. In Spanish it says "but mom, the dog ate my homework". You have to look closely to see all the details.
Lisa Cousineau Artistcellar September 20
Jill K. Berry September 21
Janet Ghio September 22
Cheryl Sleboda September 23
Sarah Trumpp September 24
Diana Trout September 25
Leave me a comment and tell me which piece you like the best and I will draw a winner for these stencils from Artistcellar the first week of October.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
I've been taking Mary Ann Moss's class and let me just say that I ADORE this class and am having lots of fun sketching. I just love her loose style of sketching. I'm taking my time working my way through all the videos. One of my favorite exercises is doing blind contour drawings and then a more controlled semi blind contour drawing next to it (meaning you get to peek a little as you go along)