I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
~~I can't think of a better way to start the Holiday weekend than by finishing up a piece of artwork. Yay!
I'm about to pull my hair out trying to get an accurate photo of this. I have no idea why it's so difficult. And it's too big to fit my scanner. So, this is the best I could get for now. I also always worry that the color on my monitor could be off and you all might be seeing this completely differently.
~~Please trust me when I say that it looks better in real life. The chair is more of a pinkish-peach. There are colors in the skin and clothing that aren't showing through. And the entire thing looks softer, with the shadows not so harsh.
(Lol, big promises, huh?)
~~I haven't decided on a name for this yet. It was based off a photograph that my talented Sis-in-Law took of Savannah and my cutie-pie nephew. It's 12"x16" and was done on a watercolor canvas sheet. That was a bit of a challenge because the canvas wanted to buckle. My mentor always says to never paint a face smaller than the size of an egg. So what did I do, lol? I painted two faces about the size of quarters. That was very, very tricky and challenging.
~~I wanted to try and see if I could do a piece with the feel of a vintage illustration while still retaining my own personal style. And over all I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
~~So I hope that all my American friends have a wonderful 4th of July and that my friends around the world have a wonderful weekend as well!
I'm off to get ready to grill!
ETA: I was playing with some of Shabby Miss Jen's fun stuff. I thought this was cute.
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