Every once in a while I will get addicted to another artist’s work. At first I stare, then I try to do it justice by imitation (something some art teacher taught me in school), and then I try to adapt the learning to my own style. If you take classes in a certain style or technique, it eventually makes its appearance in your own work. As one of my current teachers says ‘ practice, practice, practice’ …(like I didn’t hear that enough growing up with piano lessons once a week for what felt like eternity).
This weeks artwork is
watercolor, ink and marker
I know, ya’ll are tired of the whole valentiney thing, but I adore hearts and I like to write the word love – its letters make pretty art work. Have a fantastic weekend !
feb 9, 2013 JB
There wasn’t a lot of art done last week, I was totally distracted by our opportunity to be with 1198 of our closest friends in a private concert with Jimmy Buffett. I was mesmerized . It’ll never happen again in a million years. Fortunate doesn’t even cover it.
Usually we get grass seats and watch him on the big screen and this time, I couldn’t even see the big screen – only Jimmy. I think DH was watching the reeferettes more…. whoa baby.
There is this awesome online series of lettering classes taught by Joanne Sharpe. The best thing about them is she says “here is a lettering idea now go do your own thing.” Here are a couple of homework assignments-
In preparation for May’s Whimsical Women show in Cary , these are some of the magnet designs. Owls surrounded me in college as part of my sorority’s identity. They used to make me nuts until I started making them whimsical… I like their new identity . Happy Paint Party Friday !
It is going to ice rain here today- my mind wanders off to the beach instead. This painting is alcohol markers, watercolor and white acrylic ink ….it may not be finished! Happy paint party Friday!
This little crabby was created with the amazing Derwent light wash water solvable graphite pencil – and the sunset is Caran d arche crayon. I love art supplies and I love the ocean- they mix pretty well don’t you think?
Have a very artful day .