Friday, November 28, 2008
I was expecting more of the texture medium, perhaps I do not know how to use it properly, maybe it works better with different pigments or in larger quantities but it seemed like it did not add much more than a good granulating pigment would offer so why not just use a granulating pigment...will have to explore more :)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I hope you can make it for a visit and to check out all the crafts. It sounds like there is a great variety of crafts and artwork so it should be a lot of fun!
November 22 - 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/arts - 604-927-8400
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I think at this point I need to darken the sky to better judge how much further I want to push the darks so that the lights shine more. The colors I have used overtop of the under painting are burnt umber, new gamboge, raw sienna, sepia, french ultramarine & yellow ochre.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I loved the shadows off of the thumbs hence the name of the painting and also liked how the belly ring is stretched nearly to the limit!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Her name is Jeanne Krabbendam and she also is a member of the FCA and teaches at Emily Carr, check out her website at http://www.jeannekrabbendam.com/home.html She had easel's set up for anyone, including kids to use free of charge and at their leisure. As I had the kids and husband in tow I was a little reluctant to let the kids slap on the paint as they can be 'a little' messy when they get going. So Jeanne showed me this cool trick for transferring images and making 'instant art'.
Take a photocopy of an image that you like and cover it with masking tape. Rub all of the air bubble out and smooth it out as much as possible with your finger nail pressing firmly. Then drop the taped paper into warm water and wait a few minutes. Take the paper out and rub the paper off the tape and voila, you have an imprint of the image on your tape. I don't know who was more excited, me or the kids! Jeanne then explained that you can also use acrylic medium the same way and put the images on just about anything, tile, wood, paper etc. Aha the possibilities are endless...
Saturday, November 08, 2008
in real life.
Friday, November 07, 2008
I took her hands from another photo as she just looked so cute with her hands in her mouth and her little daisy's on her pjs but the lighting was not great on her face and the angle was a little off. Her face in the second photo was perfect and I just matched the size of her hands so that everything fit together nicely. Luckily the angle of her body was the same for both so things fit together quite naturally.
The portrait will be done as a pencil sketch on arches watercolor paper so it will not have as much depth and detail as a full portrait but I think being more 'sketchy' will enhance the fragility of her face and hands nicely.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
I was thoroughly exhausted by the end of the evening but I hope we do it again soon as it was great practice!