Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sketchbook Saturday

Good wishes to you on this first Saturday of summer.  At this moment, I have my tent pitched next to a lake and am hopefully not sitting inside the tent waiting for the rain to stop as we are spending the weekend camping.  I will not have a studio post tomorrow, but plan to have one next week and hopefully something in between.  

Have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Studio Sunday

Enjoying a new table that I picked up for almost nothing at a local antique shop for the studio and making some new sketchbooks.  I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday and Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sketchbook Saturday

Rabbits dominated the first and last pages of my most recently completed sketchbook.  I cannot explain what the rabbits are doing, I'm just having fun making them.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

From Sketchbook to Experiments

I recently shared these pages from my sketchbook:

I enjoyed working on the linen fabric so much, adding acrylic paint, pencil, and colored pencil to it, I decided to play with that some more.  This time I added the linen to 140 pound watercolor paper (will have to try something sturdier next time as it did cause the paper to bend quite a bit, maybe 300 pound).   I did this with extra heavy matte gel.

Two of the pieces hanging in the studio classroom's recently painted walls, loving them on that dark grey background:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Studio Sunday

It has gone a little quiet here as we had to switch internet providers and trouble followed.  Things are back up and running so I shall get back to my regular(ish) posts.

I spent some time setting up my studio this week for Open Studios last Thursday and took quite a few photos to share.  

I also helped paint the shared hallway recently where many of us display our work.  I will have to take more photos to share when the light is better and now that the hallway is filled with art.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Studio Monday

Well, I had a Studio Sunday post all set for yesterday, but it was also my daughter's birthday and I'm afraid I just did not get it posted.  So this week it is Studio Monday.  Just a few random shots taken in my home studio from this last week.  Commission and little portraits in progress, little things, vessels, and roses I took from the garden before that heat wave I mentioned last time.