Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Painting, Doodling and an All Nighter

I went outside this morning to inspect the aftermath of the horrendous storm in the night to find that the house could be almost be described as lake property. Here is what I saw:

It will be surprising how quickly all that water is absorbed and things go back to normal - at least until the next storm goes through.

I've been working on an ATC trade that is doodled flowers with at least one color besides black and white and have them almost finished:

The one on the far right needs something - maybe a larger flower in the background with part of it behind the small ones. I just love the white on black one!

I was at an antiques/collectibles store with the hubster last week and picked up a great little stand for my art room.  I can't believe I got it for $12.95! What a find!

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am taking a class from Sharon Tomlinson. It is called Faces in Technicolor and boy does it look fun! Here is the face I've drawn that I am going to paint in technicolor. I'll show my progress as I go:

I have done some initial painting, but didn't realize that I should wait for each layer to dry in between applications, so I have a smeared mess. I will try later today (after I do my tutoring) to correct it. If all else fails, I can put a layer of flesh tones over her and start over.

I'd better get myself in gear. The tutee will be here in about an hour and all I've done so far is "talk" with you and drink a cup of coffee. 

Thanks for stopping by and reading my drivel post. I'd love it if you would leave a comment to let me know what you think of my "art" or life in general. Critiques are always welcome.



  1. Your face looks nice. I think I've gone beyond my skill level trying to do a likeness to my grandson. Oh well, its all practice right? I haven't started painting as my daughter and grandkids are visiting for a few days. I haven't seen the videos of the actual painting part yet.

  2. I wonder if I added my first comment to the wrong post. Your lakefront property still looks so lush and green. Beautiful. Your ATC's look great too.

  3. Wow...2 months of absence, you've been missed definitely!
    I love those ATC, and I really like the start of the portrait too...can't wait to see the next stage!
    Hope that your mom's doing much better

  4. I really like that face! I will be checking back to see the progress. Love the atc's too - you could always add more stems and leaves maybe some curly vines to that last ATC, but I love it the way it is!

  5. least your new lake looks beautiful! And so does your sketch. Look forward to seeing the results!

  6. Your cards are delightful and I like your little stand - what a find! The sketch looks great too. Glad to see you back :-)