Early yesterday I wrote in my morning pages “…what do I want to work on art-wise?” A little later, I took a class from the Sketchbook Revival/Tamara Laporte about painting in an unfamiliar-to-me style. It was wildly uncomfortable and far from my … [Continue reading] about Advice to my inner beginner artist
Mixing colors I would never have put together on one page. Splattering things. Letting go of convention. But thanks to mixed media artist and teacher, Tamara Laporte and her lesson on painting an expressive animal face, here we are. Even though … [Continue reading] about This was wildly uncomfortable
The weather broke, and it was warm enough, in the sun, to sand outside under a brilliant blue sky. I roughed up the edges of the shelf boards, but I couldn’t penetrate the surface. I had applied too much paint, but I’m still happy with the way … [Continue reading] about Finally, the shelf is finished!
The sketchbook artist, Koosje Koene hosted a workshop yesterday about color blobs. Or rather, turning them into recognizable drawings. I used watercolor and color pencils on both the sketchbook and a piece of watercolor paper, to experiment. … [Continue reading] about The color blob experiment proves fruitful
It’s not too late to sign up for Sketchbook Revival 2023, brought to you by Karen Abend. Sign up on her site here. Or read the FAQs here. I participated in the first pre-recorded lesson yesterday with Jeanne Oliver and painted alongside her with … [Continue reading] about It’s a revival in my sketchbook