Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.

1.27.2011

Red


 Ok, here is the progression from the sketch (see Jan 15). 








































This is the final painting, oil on canvas, approx. 9 x 15".

1.26.2011

Katerina

This is my friend with a giant orange (organic!) we had just bought on our walk around Juneau-town in the wind and COLD!

1.23.2011

Art is a purely selfish pursuit

Nearly finished. Pastel has been added. Actually, it may be finished...

1.21.2011

Figure...work-in-progress

Letting this oil underpainting dry a bit. Will use pastels on the figure, where the sand is. Didn't get this posted yesterday because I am in classes until 9:30 pm!

1.19.2011

Study for the similarly-themed painting. Pencil and pastel. Forgot to take a photo of the painting in progress...will do that tomorrow.

1.15.2011

Painting


These are some preparation sketches on gessoed canvas (top) & panel (bottom). Getting ready to paint. Bottom is just a sketch done with sand.

1.14.2011

My UAS Drawing class

Janice -  charcoal on 18 x 24" newsprint with white and sepia highlights

This was two 25 minute sessions. It was fun and time zipped by. Not exactly "right" but that's ok. Next time will do the longer drawings  on brown paper.

1.12.2011

Pen sketch


This is small - 2 3/8 x 3 1/4. One for the day. I guess I need to get going on the "Tropical Challenge" that Karen issued for January!

1.11.2011

Seven Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs. Today's sketch makes me hungry. Done quickly before I put the lid on.
Put eggs in pan of cold water, bring to a boil, turn off heat, cover and wait 23 minutes.
Cool with cold water bath, refrigerate.

1.10.2011


Cup I used while visiting my husband in Klamath Falls, picked up at GoodWill. It had a funny rim to it. I like how this sketch turned out.

1.09.2011

Olin's Blunnies

I have been traveling back home for the past two days, so this is my sketch from yesterday while visiting my son in Seattle.

1.06.2011

Oil Paint Sticks!

My sketch for today. Just got a set of oil paint sticks and am trying them out. This is a sketch on black sand paper, which the oil stick likes!

1.05.2011

Face from the internet

I always seem to stretch out faces a bit. And have you ever sketched a face from a page on the internet? After a few minutes, the screen goes dark, and if you are drawing from a video still, sometimes the exact stopping place will not be possible! That is what happened here. This girl was talking and it was hard to find the spot I began the sketch with. But, it went fairly well.

I am joining Karen Margulis HERE and keeping a sketchbook, actually sketching IN it, and posting my sketches. I, too, will try to sketch every day.

My sketches will be anything and everything from mammals to landscape to still life to abstract.

My sketchbook is Bienfang, 5.5" x 8.5".

1.04.2011

Figure sketch

Quickly sketched from the Live Models email pdf i received yesterday. They are great when you don't have a model. 5.5" x 8.5" - Pencil.

1.01.2011

Happy Drawing/Painting New Year!


I resolve to make drawing &/or painting part of every day. This will be challenging for me, but even if I pick up a book or view one of the myriad art blogs i follow, that too will be part of this resolution.
I begin by posting the quick sketch of my daughter, Hannah, drawn yesterday.