Friday, March 30, 2012

Fitting in Art

Ready to begin work on the wood cross next, then on to background. I like to look at progression photos which I always take of my work. Thought I would share some today.

It was very hard for me to color over this pencil shading but I have already created two pencil Easter pieces and wanted to do a color one. Unlike in my Christmas colored pieces where the shading showed through very well with little accenting afterward, this didn't occur. Winced on that.....but have shaded with a darker color of purple and black.

I go ahead and finish off areas to avoid smearing.
No, this isn't an ancient drawing or spilled tea. I began this drawing sitting in a Starbucks while we were out of town and it looked totally yellow. Hoping to make progress on this today and finish next week.

VolleyGirl (think I'm going to have to :( rename her) and I had a great time the other weekend. Didn't get lost we did have a couple of extra circles here and there looking for the restaurant. We shopped, ate too much and bought very little but we enjoyed ourselves. Now I've been swimming laps and treading water at the gym pool for a couple of weeks, knees and back are holding up pretty well so far. Shopping a bit, with little luck, for a dress for the wedding and trying to get some art accomplished. The first wedding event is this Sunday, a bridal shower and of course I'm uncertain to what I will wear. Why should I, have over an entire day left! Also.....why did I ever start twitter.......

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Art and Girls' Weekend

This 9x12 pencil on bristol was completed a week ago and I need to get it framed by next Wednesday. It is the most detailed pencil drawing I have ever done other than the snowmen. Really, it looks better in person, (in person? in paper?) you know what I mean. Also have another Easter picture in progress in pencil now but will finish it in color pencil. I really will try to stop by some sites tonight perhaps, after packing and probably after a movie the hub wants to see. My attempt at keeping up failed, duh, obviously. So here I go again! Let me say that all are well here, Apollo, aka, His Royal Hindness, Dudley, the insatiable appetite for canned food now, VolleyGirl, in college now, living at home, BigBoy, wow...has a great job and enjoying it, wedding is May 12 and Mr. Unplugged, just started a new job and busier. Me, still washing 18 loads a week, cooking most nights, dog watcher, JUST WENT BACK TO THE GYM, swimming and walking in the pool....unsure how the bod will handle it yet, reading to read a book, (okay, I realize this sounds as if I'm an idiot, I read alot but it's the newspaper, cooking, decorating, junk magazines, the internet but now a real book!) creating art and entering more exhibits. I have to have a couple of pieces ready by next Wednesday. VolleyGirl and I are going off tomorrow Saturday morning for shopping, fun, girl stuff so this post will have to do until I get back! It's always funny when we go off cause I can't find my way anywhere, not fond of driving in a town I am unfamiliar with....doesn't matter that this will be the third time we have went to this area to shop. I always get lost trying to get back to the hotel. Fortunately and unfortunately, VG enjoys it cause she just likes to ride around looking, which means she isn't always a great help finding the way back while I quietly panic on the inside thinking we will end up in a different state. We stayed at the same hotel the first two times but this time we got the best rate somewhere else soooooo, so much for being accustom to getting to and fro. We have a lot of laughs though and unlike our trips to volleyball tournaments of past, there is no set time or place to be so it is much, much less stress.....aside from thinking I will end up on the interstate with zero exits leading me two states away as I try to find the mall!

Today, I am catching up on the clothes, making some calls, working on an art piece, watching for storms. Here is a recent piece completed. This snowmen piece is 11x14, was a commissioned piece for a grandmother of her grandkids. She was a very dear friend of my mother though quite a bit younger than my mom. I know, it looks really odd to see the guns, but both these grandsons are hunters. Also, the MF on the bottom, middle one's camo cap does NOT stand for what may first come to mind! It is a place near the gulf called Mo' Fishin'. These grandchildren range in age from high school to college age.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Crawling Out of My Bloghole

Sooooo, for awhile there was no new art, no news really, too much playing around with time killing forms of communication and wedding stuff. I got back to art and joined a couple of groups as well. One, is the Ascribing Artists and those that choose to are exhibiting at the Art League this month. I have a difficult time choosing what to submit, did this 9x12 pencil drawing just below just in time. The opening reception was canceled due to the tornado storms in our area last Friday. We were fortunate once again to not be directly affected but I personally know some that have. Hazel Green, Athens, New Market, Harvest, many of these areas have been seen on the national news. Some people lost there homes for the second time in 10 months, unbelievable. The tornadoes certainly seem to take similar paths, I think it has to do with the mountains, water, etc. Anyhow, my prayers to all across our nation, so sad.

8x10 Acrylic

16x20 Acrylic

I certainly hope all have been well, will be catching up with everyone.