Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Late Finally Finished Friday and a Beautiful Tuesday

Good morning y'all!  It is a beautiful Tuesday morning.  Chilly out of doors, but still beautiful.  There isn't a cloud in the sky, the wind is blowing, and it's just a day that calls for you to sit up and take notice.  I love spring in the South - when it, ya know - behaves!  Though trying to figure out what the weather will do down here is like trying to figure out what a cat will do - it's nigh on impossible.  So I'll just take my days one at a time and enjoy them when they shine.

I've had a crazy busy weekend so I appologize for not getting up last week's assignments on time.

Assignment:  Contrast - Paint 2 paintings using any type of contrast (texture, temperature, color, value, etc.)
  This one is mixed media on a 16x20 canvas - Acrylics, Gelatos, and Paint Pens.  I finally got to use my gelatos and they are so much fun, though I definitely need to keep playing with them.  And as luck would have it, my new paint pens came in the mail that day so I was able to use them too!

This one is also mixed media on a 16x20 canvas - Acrylics and Paint Pens.  I took a leaf out of one of my favorite artist's book and did the vase in a flower pattern using a white Sharpie Paint Pen on top of black acrylic.

I really love how they turned out.

I just checked the mail and my new book is in!  I love reading books about art and I've ordered quite a lot of them here lately.  I'm enjoying perusing them.  Since acrylic is kind of a new medium for me, I love learning what techniques and tricks are out there.  Plus, I just love looking at others' work and getting inspired!

 I haven't had the chance to read these thoroughly yet, but they are on my desk for more detailed perusal.  What I have looked at so far is very inspiring and really great information. 

Loving these Sharpie Oil-based Paint Pens.  They're really easy to use, have a great flow, and bright vibrant colors!  Plus they're permanent on just about anything!

Alright, I think that's all I've got for now.  I'm off to go transfer my recorded lectures into notes.  I'll be back later this week with my next assignments - Portraits.  It's been ages and ages since I did any kind of portrait.  Here's hoping I haven't forgotten everything!

Laters y'all!  If you're day is beautiful, head outside and enjoy it!

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