Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art Expo at the Marriot


 twenty seven students at the Art Expo class, not sure I ever got to talk to them all.  It was alot of fun and alot of good art was being produced.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Galveston Palm tree

This piece is on canvas26 x 28"...my mind seems to be at the beach.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

michael


Got to draw Michael yesterday, he is a really fun guy to draw and enjoyed it.  This piece is just one that I did trying to make a composite of him.  

Friday, June 20, 2014

josianne

Anyone who draws at the Watercolor Society recognizes Josianne.  Fabulous Model.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IN THE WORKS

 

I have so many things in the works, and none finished.  I also have a couple of landscapes and a couple of abstracts waiting completion..  Have been working alot, but still am way behind.  Tomorrow and Thurs are more model sessions, which I don't want to miss , however guess I better stay home and paint awhile after that..  It is not a bad problem, have had nothing in the works before, and that is a whole lot worse.  FYI am doing a landscape collage workshop at the Houston Watercolor Society in August, if you are interested.   Also a shorty 4 hour one for Art Expo in July.  Contact me at Lizhill4u@aol.com if you are interested.   

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Realized I have neglected posting, am going to get right again


 I started a critique group called "Art Discourse".  We had a great time.  We had about 12 artists with all kinds of art and art thoughts.  It was really rewarding to find a really good group and think we will all benefit from it. 

 
 THis piece is completely covered in collage.  Before I started painting at all I covered it all with various papers, etc.  I visited my daughter in Austin and she lives on a nature preserve, it inspired this painting.  It is on canvas 24 x 36",  am wanting to do canvas pieces all of the time, but size restrictions prevent it when I travel around.  Am thinking I will enter this in the Archway open show in July.

THis is a a quick sketch of Josianne from last week.  Like this one and will finish it.  I have been busy, but need to get back in the groove and post work.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My landscapes from Colorado/ Tomorrow starts "Art Discourse"

 Took a landscape workshop from Gerald Brommer in Colorado, I had beach pictures for my references, so I did beach pictures. I had to come home and actually finish the pieces, we were to do 2 a day and had about 4 hours in which to do this.  Did not work for me.  Anyway the first is my favorite, but found it dull when I got home. I put a transferred fish on it to make it more interesting.  The idea was to do the same picture in bright light and night light.  Was not overwhelmed by this idea, but straight ahead.  I was the only person there using collage but others were interested.  I have a lot of ideas for more landscapes and am having a lot of fun with them. However, I am really bored with small paintings on paper and want to move onto large canvas.  Guess I can do both. 

A friend of mine wanted me to do a critique session downtown.  I finally agreed and we had a tentative meeting which was a lot of fun. Tomorrow is the first "official" meeting and we have 12 or 13 people total.  That is probably as many as we can do in the 2 and 1/2 hour format.  At any rate, should be a lot of fun and a lot of different art.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

We have started a model session at the Conroe Art League

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It is alot of fun to have a good model session so close to home.  I am hoping they have the support to keep it going.  I love drawing from the model.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Galveston

Went to Galveston yesterday to meet with Susan Tyler.  She has a wonderful art studio called Tyler Gallery where people can gather and paint together as well as just kick back and relax. It is an ideal place as she has workshops, shows will have a permanent collection as she goes.  . I have agreed to do a show in June 2015, as well as a workshop.  Sally Anderson was there,
 what a couple of fun ladies.  Happy to see them pulling this together.



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fabulous new model today

Really a good model at the Watercolor Society today.  I will share with others, and as a bonus she lives in Conroe, close by.  


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Went to the Watercolor Society today, not sure what kind of athlete this guy was supposed to be.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

some quick sketches from this week

I have a new favorite drawing tool, it is watersoluble carbon square by ArtGraf.  It is great for putting in some really dark darks .  I use that as well as watersoluble graphite stick, again by ArtGraf.  Fabulous.



Monday, March 24, 2014

Demonstrations from Wenmohs Ranch


I am getting a new camera this week, the quality of my pictures is so poor, I apologize.

Friday, March 21, 2014


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Had a great time at Wenmohs Ranch this Week.  What a fabulous group of artists.
They are having an art show this weekend and next.  Think someone said there would be 300 pieces
for sale.  I put 4 pieces of my own in there.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

some quick sketches

Had some fun today drawing another artist's daughter,
love to do sketching with a little watercolor.  She's a natural model .  





Tuesday, March 4, 2014