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.


"Amazed Pears" is a pastel done fall 2007 during my "food drawing using pastels" project in Jane Terzis' UAS drawing class. i love the colors... but i didn't like it at first. i figure that was because i still am relatively a beginner using color. Pastels are so great!

Yesterday i went to the Pastels workshop taught by Barbara Craver, wonderful artist in Juneau. It was fun fun fun and i learned about "supports" for the pastel medium....that is, the paper, board or whatever you paint on. Tried out different types of pastels and different methods of preparing the support. It was a blast! I think the best tip from the class for me was that you can use Turpenoid or alcohol to make a wash or underpainting for your piece. Thanks Barbara!!


Julie Bates said...

I LOVE your pears! They are wonderful... especially the bite, very witty:)

I went one time last Fall... then my student loans came (fully) due and I couldn't afford it:( This next Fall is going to be much different for the money situation(I get a divident this year, etc), so I am very interested in doing the Ruby Room or the Douglas Library sessions! I'm on the email list, but keep me posted!

Your blog is different too; I like it... and wish I could have done Barbara's class! Have a good one~ julie

Julie Bates said...

Hi Teri!

I can't wait to see some of your field sketches... I don't have your email... other wise I would just do that! Thanks for visiting - I wrote you a comment back on my blog, but thought I should leave it here as well:) So, here it is:

Hi Teri... I have been wondering how your Field Sketching was going! I hope well:) I need to go over to your blog and check it out!

Just so you know I did all this work over a year's time... so not busy doing that just busy scrambling to get some work together for potential employers... I wasn't fun being laid off, but I think it was the best thing that could have happened; I found a great new job and couldn't be happier!