It would seem I have reached another milestone - my 200th post. I have decided to have a giveaway to celebrate. More about that later in this post.
Yesterday was a milestone of sorts for me in another way. Late last Fall I took a faces class with Paulette Insall and was happy with the background and although not entirely delighted with the face, it was much better than any I had ever attempted before. The dilemma was I didn't know how to finish it, so she has been sitting on a shelf with a few other unfinished canvases waiting. I got her out and "finished" her - at least I think she is finished. She now resides in the room formerly known as the den (a little Prince humor there).
I also read a post in one of my Yahoo! groups about a tutorial using the art history brush in Photoshop. Well, of course, I had to try it. I think I used a brush that was too big and maybe covered too much area with each stroke, but for my first attempt, I am quite pleased. I can't wait to try another - maybe a bird. You know how I love birds!
On to the giveaway. At one time I ordered a boxed set of beginner acrylic paints with a lovely case, a selection of colors, an instruction booklet, a built in palette, a brush, an HB pencil, a pencil sharpener and an eraser. I have never painted out of doors, so the poor thing has spent its young life in my art room languishing to get out.
If you would like a chance to win this lovely travel set, just leave a comment in this post. I will choose a winner on Friday, August 28.
For now, I'm off to do last night's dishes (we had the girls for a couple of hours and not much got done, but we did have a blast) and get ready for another day.
See you tomorrow.......