Monday, June 24, 2013
This is a drawing on bristol board I used as a kind of template for a painting I did, hopefully, for a show. I had it just sitting around for a while when I was flipping through a book on drawing exercises and realized it would fit one of the prompts for the most part. At first, I considered painting in each area, but wasn't really in the mood for it so, with a set of watercolors, I pushed some paint around. It was still boring, so I sprinkled some salt over it and got this cool effect. That was yesterday. Today, I tweaked it a bit in Elements. It's an experiment and nothing I'm super proud of, but it was fun anyway.
Also, when I'm not blogging, I have some of my other experiments and improvised art captured on Instagram. Follow me at ravenmaid1267. Thanks and have a great week!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I'm working my way through various books of creative exercises including one that prompts us to document or recreate an object from our childhood. Searching through a box of my old and very special things, I found this: a linocut block from sixth grade art class. It features the flute I played from 5th grade until my senior year of college. Today, on a "printing day", I made a print from it over seventeen years later.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
I don't know about you, but it's raining here. A great day to sit at my desk and make some art. One of things I like to do sometimes is play around with collage. My drawing method is very tight and controlled. It requires long hours with a pen or marker going over lines and coloring areas so now and then, I just like to push some paint around.
Artist trading cards are great for this because they're so small and don't require as much of a commitment as larger pieces. They're ideal for experimentation for the same reasons. Anyway, sometimes it feels good to take a few and paint them however (usually with the leftover paint from the more serious projects.)
Also, right now, I've sort of started a line of "mini art" using cards like this. They make ATC sized now (that's 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches) and I thought they would be good to sell at craft shows. People could buy those little frames and own a tiny piece of original and, hopefully, inspirational artwork. Mine feature little sayings and what I'm calling "faux-haiku" poetry made from text cut from magazines. Here's a couple I just finished.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Happy Monday, everyone! I just wanted to show you a little collage I made today featuring paper I've found including a work schedule, mailing envelope, church bulletin, and a high school graduation program. Have a great week and go make stuff!