Sunday, January 29, 2012

Workshop in Bullard, TX

I got home from a workshop in Bullard, TX. We had a lot of fun! Everybody did a great job.
The Studio called, House of Peace belonged to Greta Faulkenberry (bottom row, left side)
I left their and went and spent a few days with my aunt in Avinger. It was a great trip.
Lots of catfish! yum!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Fruit of the Spirit

22x30 watercolor of two pears and an apple cut in half, another one of my imaginary compositions.  The apple indicates Eve and her transgressions while pears denote fertility.  The white mission and cross sits prominently in the foreground with its entrance open to all.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Touch of Red

Another attempt at doing glass. I tried more reds in the background, but just left the three little spots.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fruit Cocktail 2

This is actually the first one I did, but it had a white and gray background, and it just would not
show up, so i reworked the whole thing. I tried to find brighter reds, and changed the background to black, to try to get some contrast. The umbrella was blue and it just wouldn't show up either.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fruit Cocktail

I am getting ready to go to Tyler to teach a 2 day workshop, and this is what I think I will demo.
I wanted to try to figure out how to get the glass 'look'.
We don't drink, so I had to make this a fruit drink.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I did these sketches the other night watching television. From photos I have taken of little figurines, etc.

Sketch-booking is one of my absolute favorites! I just think there is a freshness and fun to sketch books. I have several that I have done over the years. One of my goals is to get back to using my sketch book everyday, instead of just when I think about it. When Watercolor Magic had a magazine called 'Sketchbook' I had some included in one of their issues! A few years back I got to go to Ruidoso, NM and do a sketchbook workshop with Don Getz, and we worked from life, and it was one of my most memorable times I have ever had! Don is the ultimate sketchbook/journal artist that I have met.

I really prefer to use watercolors on them when I get them drawn. Because I don't have enough self confidence, I use a pencil first, then a permanent marker, then paint. Sometimes I add the black marker when I am thru.
Everywhere I go, I take photos of chefs, statues, etc. I love the little chefs, and have several in my kitchen. Along with the big one that is a collage.