Monday, June 28, 2010

Week 23 - Black and White Ball

This week I will continue to work on butterflies and dragonflies, I have a piece that I want to add them too, I just need to know that each one will come out looking beautiful before I add them to the piece to come.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Week 22 - Springtime Perfection

This piece was completed with watercolors. I've now done three plumeria flowers, one in oil pastel, one in soft pastel, and this one in water color.  I will paint this type of flower again in other mediums to see which effects I like the best.  Each has their own personality and feel to them. Which artistic medium do you prefer to paint with? Which do you prefer to look at?
This week embrace the creative spirit that lives with in you, what ever form that takes and enjoy the beauty around you!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Week 21 - C'est la Vie!

I love masks, they are just fun and unique.  This mask is especially a favorite of mine.  I began this a very long time ago, and was working on completing it the weekend my mother died.  It had been her mask when our family went to the Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City Utah, I did make a few alterations.  I'm currently waiting on the finish coat to dry before I sign it and scan it.  I took this picture and promptly dropped my camera in my water bucket. Clumsiness, art, and electronics are not a good mix in case you ever wondered.  This piece started off being painted in ink, but the feathers did not turn out the way I wanted, so I painted them in acrylic, and painted over the rest of the piece except the eyes.  I may try this piece again, but for now I'm just glad to have completed it, my mom would have been sad that I stopped.  Keep looking at the world around you with new eyes.