Sunday, March 11, 2018

Inspired by 'the Lady of Shallot' by Waterhouse

This is a first piece in a long time (several months) due to some intense resistance to actually doing any work. 

I'm taking a new online course this year and have had difficult starting.  Part of it has been due to seeing the brilliant work of many others and feeling like my work doesn't measure up.  Then starting became harder the longer my absence from painting grew.

So, here is my modern take on a portion of "The Lady of Shallot" that also includes a few lines from the Tennyson poem about the subject.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


'Blue Moon Madonna' - January 31, 2018

I've finished the work in progress from the weekend.  The digital drawing printed on a book page was completed with collage, gesso, paint, Gelatos and pen work.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Piece in Progress

After weeks of procrastinating in doing any painting or drawing for my new online art class this year, I started a piece tonight by prepping the substrate.

Even though I didn't work further on that one, I found a magazine image that just called out to be drawn.  So, I made an outline of it, scanned it in to the computer, and then worked on the color and shading digitally.  What I did next I've never tried, but it was based on another magazine idea of drawing an image on newsprint.  So, I printed my drawing on a book page, and the result has great possibility.  Next, I'm going to gesso and collage over a part or all of the book page and see how it turns out.

Piece in Progress

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Crowning Yourself

A Woman Unleashed project was to draw a crown for yourself.  This was mine using a Sharpie pen and watercolor crayons.

Love the Artsy Ensemble!

I went shopping on my birthday and found this really cute outfit...not that I bought it but would have liked to. The ensemble (excluding the shoes) looks great...and is so artistic/chic!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Drawing a Selfie Tonight!

From the photo, can you tell I was looking upwards (toward a ceiling)?

In this selfie drawing, I've tried lighter shading compared with an earlier selfie effort (the video in the last post shows that one).

Lighter shading takes some layering to accomplish and a combination of types of pencil strokes.  In critiquing my own work, the eyes don't look quite right.  They look more cartoonish than real. So, I've got some work to do in creating more realistic ones.

I'll keep practicing!