I have folks staying with me in my home, and they are awesome (my kitchen is CLEAN y’all!) so I come to Woodbridge for the weekends…spending time with my Man.
I bring my Art Bag with me (most everywhere) so the is always something to create/draw/paint/color/whathaveyou
My BFF jokes that it’s the biggest backpack not carried by a camper…
Still, tho…the world is on fire here on the west coast and the air is atrocious
I sketched this out today…I plan to redo it in color on canvas…
I have stellar fellow art students that I am connecting with online, and I am blessed with opportunities to keep learning.
I hope you have those too…
Drawing every day, working on shading for faces that just came out of my brain/hand…
I tried to copy a photo from Pinterest:
…and I think I did pretty well:
Oddly, I made her mouth too small…I usually make the mouth too big…
Anyway…I’m off to keep practicing!
I have been taking year-long, online art classes from Effy Wild. I started with Journal 52 when Effy took it over from the prior instructor, then in 2019 I participated in Book of Days, and now I’m in Moonshine for 2020. What a year so far!
Our latest lesson was a blast and I’m really starting to feel like I’m discovering my artistic style
I used my water-soluble pencil for the first time and I LOVE the watercolor effect
I dont have the exact supplies as my instructor but I make do with what I have.
After I covered her glittery hair with nickel azo gold, I used a stencil to put the swirly gold marks.
Then I worked on her face. I’ve been sketching and shading at least a face per day for a few weeks now and I can absolutely see improvement in in my technique over that amount of time…
The quote is, “She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Bukowski
I think this creation is inspiring me to work on canvas so that I can show some of my work in a local spot (I live and work in the downtown arts district).
I call myself an Artist now. Without sarcasm.
My second Brother, the most fatherly of my Brohim, asked me to create a painting for a dear family friend. We have known Mike since I was about 8, so it’s a long time we’re talking about here.
Mike plays guitar and my Brother, Joe, plays the tenor saxophone, so I included an image of a Gibson Les Paul and a tenor sax.
I added layers of ultramarine glaze to the background.
I delivered this to my Bro yesterday, and even though it’s belated, Happy Birthday Mike!
This was my second completed canvas…
The “new” series of journals is numbered 1 through 6. The first 4 are 9 x 12, while #5 & #6 are 10 x 7.
Here is Number one, with coloring pages and random collages created during the first 3 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. I rode out the first 2.5 months with my love and the 2 cats in Lodi, CA.
And that’s the end of that.
Now I’m off to work on #s 2 through 6.
Five is going to be fun as it is all about my love…
I know I’ve been MIA for a long time, but my excuse is love.
That’s right, I’ve been love-drunk for months.
I met this sweet, caring, man 2 months ago and he has changed my world for the better. He inspires me and encourages me every day.
He has even helped to up my coffee game! I have an aeropress and an electric kettle now. Mornings are sweeter now.
Anywho…I am making art, making love, making a mess…We go for walks and bike rides and we want to go camping when it gets warm.
We are very happy right now.