Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Having You

At times life is dark and cold
  Having you has always made it better
When the walls close in and the floor seems to fall from under me
  You’ve been there as my friend and helped me up
Without you in my life…it would be darker than it is.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Finished Sketch Working on Canvas

Well I finished up the sketch of my "goddess" in my sketchbook and now I am sketching her onto the canvas.  I added a bit more shading and used my Derwent graphitint pencils to add a touch of color.  The one photo didn't turn out so well.

On the canvas I will have more detail for the background and the dress will be "Klimt" like.  This is the small portrait and then I will begin the full figured large painting I have planned.  I need to do some sketching in my sketchbook for that.  I am very inspired by Klimt's work and some of my favorites of his are the following:

I hope to one day be able to paint with oils, they still scare me a bit though.  I am very  much in "baby" phase with my art, but it brings me so much joy.  I hope to take the family to the Art Museum one of these weekends soon, especially  now that the weather is getting better.  I'd also like to spend some time in their library.  Well on to the canvas.  Stay tuned....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Added Some Shading to Sketch

I'm still working on my sketching and added a bit of shading, but it didn't really show up too well.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sketch for my first painting on Canvas

I've been taking an online art class and one of the projects is to do a full figure painting on a canvas size 24 x 36, which is very intimidating to me.  So I have decided to work on an 8 x 10 canvas and have sketched the face of the "goddess" I want to paint.  I've never painted on canvas before and I'm a bit afraid of it.  Here is the sketch of my intended painting.

I'm going to begin the sketch on the canvas and then get started painting it.  Another project I will be working on is painting a Mermaid on wood.  This should be fun and I can't wait to share it with you.  I've only be drawing for a few months, but I really enjoy it.  I hope to learn more and I've been working on some basics that I'm learning through books I checked out at the library.  Someday I hope to take some actual courses in Fine Arts, but it will be a while before I can do that.  I'd really like to get a degree in Fine Arts.  Funny that it took me 42 years to figure out what I truly love!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Art Creations Friday 5 February 2011

I so loved this week's Art Creations Friday as the picture was that of a pretty little girl in a pink dress.  I loved making a pretty room for her to have tea with her puppy.  I hope you enjoy it.  Check out the other entries at Art Creations Friday, so without further adieu here is the original picture:

and here is my little princess having tea with her puppy

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