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wandering on a road to an unknown destination
self actualization in a discovery mode

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#11 of the "Crones"

This 'crone' is basically charcoal with a paint overlay.  Really like the effect.

This is number eleven and I think I want 20, all with different approaches and styles.  Then I will show them all together in a big block.  I probably need to do some men and am having a 'hankering' to do some seated portraits.  We shall see.

Have another painting in the works that is a tongue in cheek piece.  Will post when done.

later....too busy to chat today!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Several projects, finished up today....

There are days when I don't think I am getting anything done because I work on multiple pieces at a time.  Then there are days when several pieces complete in a day!  This is one of those days.  These three are still drying from the finishing varnish and I still have to sign the top one-but this is a day when I feel like I am progressing.  Time is not a factor, I have no deadlines in the near future so I do not know why there is a compulsion to just is there in my soul to create....who knows!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My 'fancy' sketchbook

So, this is my 'fancy' sketchbook in which I do images that are just for challenging myself.  It is 11"x 14" so it is large for a sketchbook.  This page I wanted to do something pretty.  In one of the classes I am participating in,  everyone does such beautiful women faces and I do real (mostly old) people.  This particular lesson was on using gold foil which of course I could not get on smoothly but what the heck!  My face in reality is not as good as a lot of the people but it is my style and my husband loves it.  So that counts for something....

This sketchbook is kind of treated as a journal, but I tend to obsessively finish the pages, a journal should probably be looser. I am in no hurry so I sporadically work in it.  You can see the opposite page above is totally different from the pretty Madonna.  Sometimes, I am tempted to cut out a page and frame it BUT I have not allowed myself to do that yet. It is a 'collection'!

close up of above "Madonna"
 Here is a glimpse inside of my sketchbook...all mediums, all techniques and lots of experimentation....