I'm all the way to #20! If you've been keeping up and counting my faces, you'll notice one is missing. That would be a digital image that I haven't uploaded from my tablet just yet. You know, technology.
So far I'm nine faces into the 29Faces challenge! I'm a few behind, but I'm hoping the weekend might be kind to my creativity. Can you guess which one is my favorite?
It's the beginning of the month, which means it's Theme Week on eBay, sponsored by the ACEO (Art Cards,Editions and Originals) Group. For about a week, there will be quite a number of listings showcasing the current theme, which is Woodland/Woodland Creatures. The pieces are in a variety of styles and media, from acrylic abstracts to whimsical pencil drawings. These original art cards are listed at various prices so there is art for for every budget.
We are in day two (2) of the February 2016 29 Faces Challenge! I have begun my journey and hope to be very much improved in my portrait drawing by the end of the month! Stay in touch for pics and progress!
Convergence Part I is complete - see how land, water and sky seem to be one? That's at least what I see when I look at it - you may see something completely different. After all, that's really the wonderful thing about art. We all look at it and interpret it in our own way.
Here's another beauty from last week - untitled as of yet. I think it needs a happy, spring-like name.
Oh - and I'm sure you're wondering- preparations for what?
It's time for 29 Faces! So, all during the month of September, watch this page for a new face!
My daily trips to Design Seeds recently brought me to this rather stormy looking palette, Global Hues. I love the deep blues and greens. They remind me of the ocean, or a storm...or both?
In my mind's eye I see water, land and sky all converging, blues and greens and even grays mingling together. In fact, for the first time in a very long time, I've titled my piece before I've finished it!
Here are a few ACEOs I've got going right now - I'm just letting the art "happen" - if a scene appears, I go with that. I'll add color to them all, but I really like the black and white contrast so I won't completely fill them in. Make sense?
I enjoy creating little pieces like this, because there isn't too much thought to them. Well, at least there is more spontaneity and so much more ease in the creation. Besides, all the swirls and shapes are fun to draw! :-)
I'd love to hear what you've been creating lately!
In the last few weeks I have been working on small format art pieces, namely ACEOs or "art cards". The results have been quite vibrant and colorful!
The pieces were inspired partially by snippets of views into the forests that grow nearby, further fueled by an artist's vivid imagination.
All ACEOs in this series are original works and are available for purchase.
I'm sure I'm not the only artist who squeezes out portions of color from his or her collection of paint tubes, only to find that once the painting is finished, there are little mounds of still-usable paint left on the palette. (Of course, by palette, in my case I mean the plastic lid to a cool whip bowl.)
If we're discussing watercolors, the paint is perfectly fine to leave alone until water is added once again. But...what do we do with those little globs of acrylics that will soon be a psychedelic relief map?
I admit to resorting to storing my palette full of still-wet paint in a ziploc bag, which did the trick for a day or so. I think I might have been on to something, but it wasn't exactly perfect...
On a side note, I've been known to make use of even paint spills:
Yes, that watercolor ACEO is from a puddle of watercolor that had gotten spilled on some furniture. (oops!) I hastily used some of it before the rest was wiped up with a rag.
It began with this little ACEO, aptly named "The Color of inspiration".
The colorful journey continues, in bright florals and paisleys sparkling with glitter.
Each of these as well as those to come in the series will be an original, collectible work of art. Be sure to take a look at them all!
I am a self-taught artist, using my creative and sometimes bizarre mind to come up with colors, shapes and scenes and transferring them from my my mind to a canvas or piece of paper. I love to experiment with different styles, colors, media and shapes in my artwork, so you might find me listing acrylics one week, watercolor the next, and then a mixed media collage after that. I create art because I love it - it makes me happy. I'm here to share that enjoyment with others.