Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here is an update on the portrait as promised. Going a little slow. I am trying to keep the colors clean and bright. This is a little boy about a year and a half old standing in the shade but with bright sunlight streaming over his left side. Isn't he cute? His name is Jasper.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Have had a tremendous cold! Just starting to get over it. I haven't been out of my house since Halloween! Take your vities especially C and D3. I'm going to finally venture out to get some errands done. Will try to post progress photos later of the portraits I've been working on. Cheers, Tonya
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I reworked the color on this piece that I like so much...different that it is. I don't know that it makes a big difference as I really don't know why I like this piece so much in the first place. according to my site meter I get a lot of people viewing my blog each week...I would love to know what you think about this piece. Please feel free to comment even if you don't particularly like something. Cheers, Tonya
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Actually I still have to remove the miskit from the dots and add color...now that I look at it...maybe her eyes could be bigger...
I did this odd little painting that came to mind from one of my Wednesday model studies. You can scroll back and see which one if you're interested. It's done on a 13 & 3/4 inch square gallery wrapped canvas primed with gold gesso which peeks through the paint. It is definately different but I'm really liking it in it's oddness. It's sort of mysterious. It seems like a good cross betweem my abstracts and my figures. let me know your thoughts on it.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Here is a picture of Boomer my Granddog that we are keeping until he can join his family (My son and daughter-in-law) in Japan on October the 6th. He is waiting for Ike to come in. He seems to portray the bordom of those that are waiting for the big storm. I'm sure we will be praying for bordom soon! LOL! Cheers and good luck to all of you in the path of Ike. My prayers are with you!
Here also is a photo of my little Chiuahua/maltese mix, Aspen who is my constant companion, posted for Dawn Mckelvey, a wonderful artist and friend of mine. Check out her blog... www.dawnmckelvey.com
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Yesterday's last sketch of the day at the Watercolor Art Society Houston aka WASH. The weather was rainy but went anyway. Also a fun little watercolor from Monday paint session with a cute model dressed as "little Bo Peep". She sat for us once before as a Fairy but I missed that one.
So now back to painting #1 with the dread locks. Hopefully I will have some changes to show later. Its pouring rain so I'm not going anywhere!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Okay, finally back to the first painting! It was hard to work on it as I really liked the washed out version. I'm committed though, to my original vision. She is an older woman with wonderful dreadlocks that I met at the Renaissance Fest last year. I hope I can do her justice. I decided to make her headwrap a different color as it was almost exactly the color of her skin. There is a black part in the back of the blue wrap on her head that has some detail that I haven't put in yet. I want the background to be dark but it was so interesting with all the wind chimes. I will have to really focus and not be distracted by the shiny objects...as Dawn says. Let me know what you think. I'm sure I can use the help. Cheers for now
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today's efforts. Didn't get to the other painting, just got focused on this one. Still trying to get away from literalism but of course it's hard for me. She is such a lovely girl, it's hard for me not to try to capture that. Until tomorrow then! Cheers from me.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
painting. I didn't show the drawing of the second
painting because it looked just the same as the first
and isn't that exciting to see.
With this paper the the fun of it is to be able to add washes and then wipe them out and keep adding and subtracting in that way to get very interesting and varied surface results
that can't be had with cold press papers. Lots of fun! Let me
know what you think or what your preferences in paper are etc. Cheers, Tonya