Thursday, January 5, 2012

White Challenge

I am with a group called Art Colony, and it was decided to have a challenge each month. This month was 'White'. All of their work is beautifully painted and very realistic. This was what I did for my white challenge. I didn't have the time to paint on something, because I am getting ready to leave to teach a workshop. So here are my funny little chefs! I sketched them watching television from photos I have taken. I decided to just collage them instead of putting them separate. If you want to see them each by themselves, go to the art colony address above.

Sketch-booking is one of my absolute favorites! I just think there is a freshness and fun to sketch books. I have several that I have done over the years. One of my goals is to get back to using my sketch book everyday, instead of just when I think about it. When Watercolor Magic had a magazine called 'Sketchbook' I had some included in one of their issues! A few years back I got to go to Ruidoso, NM and do a sketchbook workshop with Don Getz, and we worked from life, and it was one of my most memorable times I have ever had! Don is the ultimate sketchbook/journal artist that I have met.

I really prefer to use watercolors on them when I get them drawn. Because I don't have enough self confidence, I use a pencil first, then a permanent marker, then paint. Sometimes I add the black marker when I am thru.
Everywhere I go, I take photos of chefs, statues, etc. I love the little chefs, and have several in my kitchen. Along with the big one that I collaged with magazine papers.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Art Exchange

I belong to an art group called Art Colony, and we drew names, and exchanged paintings this Christmas. I didn't open mine until after Christmas because the one I sent went to Canada, didn't arrive in time for Christmas, so I waited for her to get hers. This came from Ruth Steinfatt, from Canada. is her website address.
I haven't removed the plastic she put on it yet, but will when I get a frame.

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...