Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So much going on..

I've neglected my drawing challenge for a few days...I know I on my part lol. I have a good excuse, I'm busy making art! I wanted to finish a few canvases I had sitting in my "I'm frustrated with you" pile, you know..that point in a painting where you feel like your making it worse. ugh..I have a nice stack of those. Well, I finished a few that I'm super happy with and I wanted to share one with you.
This was done on a stretched canvas with acrylic paint, a piece of napkin, and a flower cutout. I'm glad I was able to finally finish this face. 
I've also been busy planning a set that I can't wait to share with you all. Oh and I finally got a Fine Arts America account yay!! Check it out. (the little linky is to the right ;)
Well I hope you are all having a super productive weekend, stay posted for my faces coming soon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

7th face

Its cool to see the different faces I'm sketching ever day...each one reminds me of a person I know or that ive seen.

Numero seis....

Anime for the 6th of May

Face 5

A lil Fridaish for Cinco De Mayo...even though Mexicans don't celebrate this day as independence day ;)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Face 4

Not too happy with this face today....I'm thinking of putting wax over this to see what I can do with it. I'm liking this challenge because its allowing me to try out different technics that I usually wouldn't try. Even if I don't like the end result, I'm happy to be painting.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Face 2

Wanted to try painting on old book sheets I had, this face evolved on its own ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Face #1 of 29 faces :)

I've been wanting to join in on all the awesome challenges going on, so I found one that is perfect (since I love doing faces) It's the 29 faces in May challenge...Here is face #1

Monday, April 30, 2012

Almost forgot!!

I finished this piece from my photo to paint class. What do you think?

Some new art Ive been working on..

Im finally getting around to posting pics of the recent art Ive ya go :)
This is a mixed media piece on canvas. I made a video tutorial for this so Ill post it when Im through editing.

                                                                                                    Mixed media for a deco                                                                                                                                               

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New is good :)

So I've been taking an art class every Thursday for the past month at the Aiken Center for the Arts and I gotta say, I'm improving a lot! The class is Acrylics - Photos to Paintings its taught by Sharon Taylor Padgett. Here's a link to her website
She's super nice and teaches us so much in the little time we have. Her paintings are amazing! She did this beach scene painting from a vacation photo and its so good. The ladies in the class are really nice and everyone's experience level is different so it's cool to have such a mix of talent in the class. The first week I chose a picture out of a magazine, it was a photo of someones oil painting. I thought it would be easy but I was wrong lol, but thanks to Sharon's guidance, I was able to really  see how things are broken down.
Here is a pic I was going off of 

and this is my finished piece. What do ya think?

Next week is the last class for this session but I'm definitely going to sign up for more. I think the more I learn, the better I will become. I want painting to be my source of income, I cant imagine going back to a desk job that I hate and wasting away any talent I have. I have a long road ahead but I'm determined to make it happen!!

Update: 2/11/12 I started a new painting in class, im doing a portrait!! eeek!! I'm a little overwhelmed but again, my teacher helped me so much. So im working on it all weekend, ill post pics later.
Oh and my grandfathers bday just passed on the 5th, I never know what to get him and I finally got him something he doesn't have, an art set :) He sounds super excited to start painting, he said its something he has always wanted to do and im glad I got him on his way.
Enjoy your weekend!!