Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Well, I am taking yet another online class from Christy Tomlinson and loving all the wonderful information and techniques she provides. It is called Beyond the Art. I am also finishing one up with Junelle Jacobson of Yes and Amen. They each have their own unique style, although many of their techniques overlap. I am trying to find my own style and from what I understand that takes time and patience (did I say patience!) So, today I am posting a piece I just finished in an effort to experiment with what speaks to me. This piece is on a canvas about 15x20; the base is collaged with some Japanese paper and some polka dot tissue paper. I sketched out the girl lightly in pencil and then used charcoal sticks, charcoal pencils, sumi ink, and some acrylic paint to complete the piece. I thought it would be fun to leave the japanese writing on the paper showing through her face - there is a tiny bit of the polka dot showing too. My main focus was her eyes. I love faces and have really come to love Pinterest for finding awesome inspirational faces; and, I especially love expressive eyes. I enjoy it when a simple face and expressive eyes can tell a complete story without any words at all. I hope you like this piece. I am pretty happy with it and will continue on in my quest to develop my own style and be braver with my art and creative process.
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I thought I would also post these two videos that show how fast a Texas storm can arrive and flash flood the area. We were on the outskirts of Austin when it starting raining and before you know it we were in quite a mess. We did pull over and stay the night at a local hotel to wait out the storm which was continuing on the entire route home for us. Continuing in that downpour would have been too treacherous for sure....it was a nail biter!
As always, I pray the Lord will guide you each and every day and shower you with His blessings,