Saturday, January 21, 2006
I started with a pastel sketch from my “reject” files...opened in Photoshop to experiment with colors, filters, layer effects etc. Also, I copied one of my papercut designs onto a layer adding an interesting texture to the image. It's great to be able to create an image like this to use as a thumbnail for pastel, oil or watercolor painting.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Well, six more days ’til we move! Another one of those "I just can't get up off the bed" blind contour drawings. Looked to the right...there was the lamp and my watercolor brushes in a ceramic cup thing on the night stand. Looked to the left...there was the 4 shelf "tower" with a bud vase & silk flowers on top of the small TV on the top shelf...and the stereo receiver on the shelf under that. And I said to myself, “...gotta pack that, too.”
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Monday, January 16, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Erika, my youngest of 3 daughters, who is a phenomenally talented artist. This is a pastel self portrait she did a couple of years ago (without any formal art training). After obsessing over possibilities for this week's illustration, I decided to go with the first thing that popped into my head. So, Erika, this “E” is for you.