My Conroe class has been wanting to do a collage landscape, so I tried this one. The shine on the papers makes it difficult to photograph, but it was fun to do. Feedback? The darks reflect light and look lighter, may work on it some more and repost.
Have been working on different surfaces. I have a great friend who gave me old sheet music, this one is actually the "Lord's Prayer" but you wouldn't know it. I also used maps for the dress. Enjoy experiementing and will probably do some more.
Forgot to post this piece with the announcement it got an honorable mention at the member's show at the Watercolor Society of Houston. Big opening as there were something like 120 pieces juried in the show. An honor to get an award.
These are paintings I did in the Ted Nuttall workshop. I find he paints way too slow for me, I sim;ly cannot put things down that slowly. However seem to have my own style, so maybe just need to go with that.
This piece is really difficult to photograph, as it has gold gesso as the base. it reflects light back into the camera.
This piece was accepted into the members show at The Watercolor Society. It also has alot of gold and doesn't photograh very well. I doubt that it will place or even get an honorable mention as it is not a traditional watercolor. Lately, it seems the very traditional work is on the winner's wall.
Lately I have gotten myself into some really not fun things.
I am a member of the &eight artists, which consists of 8 artists that show at Hubbel and Hundson, a high end grocery and food store. Our project consists of all 8 of us doing 2 parts of a huge painting, these are 18 x 18". Am so glad to have these done. This piece will then be auctioned off and donated to a good cause. I don't do well when I have assignments. I prefer to stay on taask with my own work.. Sooooooooooooo, they're done. Need to check the skin tones on the small one, don't think they're that pink. Am going this afternoon to purchase another camera. I have fought this old one long enough.
Finally had a chance to go to life drawing today. I tried 2 different papers, the top is canson 90lb. cold press paper, the bottom is paper for acrylic, given to me by a friend. They both took the paint completely different. It was interesting to do the same pose with 2 different papers.
This is the image I did as an example for my class starting on Thursday. I am teaching 4 classes in Conroe in Painting and drawing the figure. They will work from this photo, what a fun model. This piece is on mixed media paper, what a disappointment. I do not like the way this paper takes the paint, and watercolor is out of the question. Oh well, back to hot press.
Obviously I am thinking "fish" again, will get back to the figure by class on Wednesday. This is not finished but not too far from it. Have trouble with my new camera. dropped my old one too many times, but sure don't like the new one. Will probably invest in a new one soon. If anyone has an idea of a good camera that takes clear pics let me kinow.