Monthly Archives: January 2014

Art (Almost) Every Day (11)

Jan 29 Oh man, Jen and I laughed so much and so hard today while arting…. She’s been hounding me to do water, and surf (and clouds), and they are REALLY REALLY, I mean REALLY difficult.  But, Jen wanted to, … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (10)

Jan 26, 27, 28 Went to a gorgeous beach yesterday, and Jen (who is much braver than me) did a piece en plein air………….that’s a fancy-schmancy French way of saying painting what you see while you are outdoors. She chose … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (9)

Jan 23, 24 25, 2014 Sooooooooooo, Jen’s art project was to use some palm tree trunk-husk in our journal.  We found a huge piece of it, and parts of it are thick and stiff, and parts of it are thin … Continue reading

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Art Almost (Every) Day (8)

Jan 22 So what I love about arting with Jen is that no matter what project either of us comes up with, we both just DO IT!! We went to an awesome Art Store in Kona, on the Big Island … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (7)

Jan 21-22 Jen and both drew this particular object – can you tell what it is?  I doubt it: Mine Jen’s It looked SO simple.  Basic shape, a bit of shading, a bit of orange, and it SHOULD have looked … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (6)

Jan 19-20-21 Here’s a couple of random things by me – a mermaid, and a little Asian-ish girl We both did a study of leaves in pencil. Mine Jen’s The beach we were at had an abandoned building surrounded by … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (5)

Jan 16-17-18 So, Oh My God, Chris Carter commented on my blog!!!!  CHRIS CARTER!!  She’s the one I linked to for the Color Scheme Game.  A Real Artist!!  Yowza! When I got the comments, I went Totally-Valley-Girl – “like, omg, Chris … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (4)

Jan 14-15-16 Well, I’m very happy to say that we’re still both hard at it, and arting every day.  We more often than not do the same, or similar, image, and it’s so helpful to compare the two pieces.  Critiquing … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (3)

Jan 11-12-13 In a desperate attempt to “Art Every Day”, I scribbled this goofy Hawai’in War God.  gah…..  but, whatever, I drew……. One of my favorite artists, Chris Carter, is SO good with color.  She created the “Color Game”, to challenge herself … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (2)

For Jan 9th and 10th I find that drawing from my head is the most difficult thing.  It’s easiest (for me, anyway) to draw from another drawing or painting, next easiest is from a photo, then from real life, then from … Continue reading

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Art (Almost) Every Day (1)

Anyone who journals, or draws, or paints, or arts in any way has seen the amazing postings by people who’ve made the commitment to make art every day (AED) for a month, or a year, or whatever, and I’m always … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Thing….

A palette, freshly filled with my favorite colors, in anticipation of “arting” with Jen…..   The plan – draw or paint every day.  I’ve got prompts for us, and we’ll pick two, but we only have to draw one of … Continue reading

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A Painting Course With One of My Art Crushes!!

I was SO lucky to take a 5-day course with Robert Burridge (http://www.robertburridge.com/).  I absolutely love his style, and his color palette just rocks.  He and his wife were at the course – she runs him like a well oiled … Continue reading

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The Messenger

Another older painting, and my all time favorite.  There is so much texture in the background, which I just love.  I was taking a course with Wendy Welch (http://www.vancouverislandschoolart.com/), and she had us put an assortment of imagery onto our backgrounds, … Continue reading

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Birds On A Wire

I did this painting about a year ago, but never posted it, not sure why. I can’t even remember what I did to get this background, but it looks like I laid down wool to get a “line”, painted over … Continue reading

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