Tuesday, February 14, 2017

working on techniques I am learning in Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017

I actually painted her upright but when I tried turning her to the side to be lying down I liked her better I think that way! Working in techniques I am learning in Paint Your Heart and Soul art class....

working on techniques

I think she looks best this way but the hair would not be falling in the correct way

working in techniques

she might  look okay this way too?

still working to perfect techniques

Sunday, February 12, 2017

More Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017

Week 5 - lesson 3 - making something new using prior subjects and techniques

Week 5 - Lesson 3 - Paint Your Heart and Soul

practicing lesson 1 techniques by Olga Furman

practicing techniques

Week 6 - Butterfly Dreams  - taught by Olga Furman

Week 6 - Butterfly Dreams

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017 - week 4 and starting week 5

week 5 assignment 1...using our same subject from lesson 1....but PAINTED on toned paper instead of charcoal...I find the little girl is growing up a bit by painting her lol (I used red iron oxide to paint my background all the same color...then keeping the same tones we used before with the charcoal.......allowing the tone colors to come through...I painted it with watercolor and acrylics......black, white only and then instead of pasting an object on I painted a red rose barrette in her hair
Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017

week 4 taught by Lucy Chen

Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2nd week Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017 - Bear Medicine taught by Jennifer Albin

okay...so I have to admit for some reason I did not even want to do this lesson at first. I am not sure why I fought it so hard....and I just let my thoughts rest for a few days..tried to work on ideas....was not happy with any of them.....and then I saw others start posting their creations and I finally got more inspired and the larger "warrior" inside me (which I actually DID start out drawing me as more of a warrior with a bear) just gave up and shrank into this child.....and I have to say I felt so relieved and elated but finally SAFE! I wish I could express all the emotions that went through me.......and this bear. I have always been drawn to POLAR bears......always....and I have always seen them as my guide but also more importantly my protector. The warrior inside me suddenly shrank into this vulnerable tiny girl and into the arms of this polar bear.......and it was like I broke free somewhere in my real life finally. What an amazing feeling and the end result when I look at this...I am so happy....and I love how this turned out and it literally makes me cry every time I look at it. So thank you Jennifer Albin for a great lesson and for causing me to give many hours to my inner thoughts and finally allowing myself to just let go and go with it! Week 2 - Bear Medicine

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lee Dong Wook as the Grim Reaper from the Korean drama The Goblin - 2nd portrait attempt using Olga Furman's methods from class

Lee Dong Wook - as the Grim Reaper from The Goblin

well I wanted to try a man for my 2nd attempt at the charcoal portrait using Olga's methods......and really wanted to do Lee Dong Wook from the Korean drama The Goblin..he plays the grim reaper.....and he turned out pretty close ....my white charcoal is pretty bad and tends to scratch the surface more than blend or flow onto it like regular charcoal pencils so not sure why that is the case but I cannot really add white with it it seems or it goes overboard and then won't blend in well. I may have to upgrade. This guy is so yummy and I wanted to catch all his deliciousness...lol.......but I think I am calling this done even though it is not exactly the way I want it.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

recent artwork...and my week 1 from Paint Your Heart and Soul Lesson taught by Olga Furman

Week 1 -Paint Your Heart and Soul art course -lesson taught by Olga Furman - charcoal portrait with 1 collage element - loved the lesson and will be working on more

Week 1 lesson-Charcoal Portrait with 1 collage element

Just some more whimsee characters

mixed media

mixed media

mixed media - in progress