Monday, June 20, 2011

Watercolor Portraits

These have been done for awhile now, but I realized I never posted them here...I am ever so proud of them

The last one is my absolute favorite!  They are all done in watercolor and I chose to do a different color for each person....LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day five

So here is the latest....and boy do I like her MUCH better!  It pays to push through the block :)
I am really excited about the way that the drawings are progressing...I just have to remember that it will only continue to get better.....and doing art makes me happy :)  I have been much happier this week since I have been committed to doing this every day!!!  Oh, and I got my first commission of the New Year today as well!!!!  INTENTIONAL....that is what I am choosing this year!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The good, the bad and the ugly...

Ok, so I must confess that my art is not always successful :{  But surely I cannot be the only one who has this problem......can I?  Today's submission for Creative Everyday is less than successful.  But, being true to the nature of what I am trying to do, I will nonetheless share it.
So, I think that the right eye is a little wonky.  On a plus, the mouth is pretty good for being an open, smiling mouth.  The hair is a little off as well.  I don't want to scrap it, so I will date it and continue on tomorrow...who knows, I might be able to use part of it in another project :)  Day Four .... CHECK!  I think that I am well on my way to creating a habit!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Creative Everyday - Day 3 :)

Here is the before:
And here it is done:
This was such a fun painting to do :)
Lesson learned....paint the background first!  I struggled a little trying to put it in after I had the girl done, but luckily the texture on the hair worked as a dam to hold back the paint.  Next time I will do all of the background first, and then add the girl.  I also think that it will add a little dimension as well.  Please leave a comment and tell me what you think :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

 So I have decided to go for it this year and state my artistic goals publicly in order to try and be held accountable to them!  So, here goes:

     1.  I am an artist and I need to start living it!  I have decided to join the Creative Everyday Movement and do something creative each and every day!!!!  Yes, time is of a premium...Yes, I am still working full time and helping to run a consignment shop...Yes, I am a mom and wife....but YES I AM AN ARTIST!
     2.  I was ever so graciously given the gift of an online class over the Holidays.  I will be participating in Soul Restoration starting January 11...the day after my Birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME :)  There is still time to sign up...take a look at it, it sounds really amazing!!!!!
     3.  By the end of this year I hope to have a little stockpile of artsy goodness on hand that I can show, I will have a portfolio of items that I can use to represent my work :)
These are my resolutions...or "projects" as Suzi Blu calls them.  They are intentional and will happen!
     A lot of the artists that I most admire lately have chosen words to represent them this year...mine is INTENTION!