Some new work to share this week! This first one is an experiment. I used patterned brown and black Tim Holtz paper to collage her hair. Funky dude! The only other collage elements used were a doily (upper right) , handwritten letter piece, lower left, and one other scrap of writing, center right. The rest is done in acrylics with a little sculpting mud in the upper left. Oh yes, and stamping with acrylics. And some pens and charcoal pencils. This girl is remembering her youth. Or is it I that is doing the remembering?
Here's another pretty face. I'll call her Francoise. I used acrylics, pens and embellishments.
This one is called "Go for the Dream", a frequent thought while I paint. What is my dream? I would love to paint and to have people love my painting so much that they would want to hang it in their home. That would be so satisfying. Right now, I paint for myself. To learn, to experiment, to find my style and then my niche. My learning curve is at its highest now while I take in all the info in the classes I take and the books I read about mixed media. Not to mention learning how to blog... Oh, my, my! The banner heading in itself was a masterpiece of learning. I think I changed it six times this week alone. Finally, I was able to get the right size and dimensions and incorporate my own art work AND text into the banner. I think I like it for now. And the buttons. I need to learn how to make MY button into a button you could snag the HTML code to place on your blog. Woohoo, would love that.
As for the girl below, I am trying to decide if I want to keep the oval thingie. I have not glued it down or the blingy things (some are even upside down in this photo) But... I wonder, does it add to the whole or not? Love your help on this.
And this.... this was a 5 minute sketch (no model) in willow vine charcoal.
I did others too but found that the quick one was the best with this medium.
If I were younger, I would so date him.
So.. that's my work this week. As always, I appreciate your comments and that you checked in. An artist's life can be a lonely life without their peeps.