Monday, October 31, 2011

On a Roll

I played hooky this morning and worked on this layout.
                  Cinderella gets a little help from her friends getting ready to go to the ball.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Play

Lazy Sunday and I had  time to play making these fantasy style layouts.
Fairy Tale

Someday my Prince will come.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Shadow Knows!

There was a radio program in the nineteen thirties called The Shadow  it's hero was Lamont Cranston. Each program would be started with an ominous voice saying "Who know what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Only the Shadow knows!" Not that I'm old enough to have heard the program but somehow saying "Only the Shadow knows" is  said around our house when we can't give an answer.
This all leads into writing today about  a self paced  class I have just started called Shadows. Shadows are so important to be able to created drama and realism in art work. Here are my first two completed assignments.
Very basic shadows were added to the cup and bottle to created a feeling of depth in the picture.
Assignment two was a bit more complex working with moving figures and sunlight.
How did I do? Do you think the shadows look realistic?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Last Assignment

Our last assignment for the Fantasy Style class was to use all of the different techniques we have been taught over the past 5 weeks,  extraction, blending, masks, texture, shadows, gradient shadows and perspective. I managed to get them all in except for texture which just did not work with this scene. I've really loved learning all this stuff and being able to creating this type of art work. Watch for more to come in the next few posts.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Another lesson finished

Lesson five is finished and I'm awaiting feedback from Miss Behaving. This lesson was to create a composition thinking about perspective. The main elements or model should be the focus while everything else added to the canvas should  complement and support it's roll.
How do you think I did??
P.S. The darling baby used in the layout is my newest granddaughter.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Doubling up

I spent the last two days taking a workshop with the British Fiber Artist Sandra Meech.
Day one of the workshop was spent discussing themes and  preparing and painting  the various bits and pieces we were going to use in for making a  cloth collage. Today day two we spent the morning preparing the collage using the painted fabric and paper we had prepared. After a delicious pot luck lunch we stitched our pieces together using machine free motion embroidery. Quite a few of the participants finished before the end of the day. I was not among them and still have quite a bit of work left until I could call the piece finished.
What I did finish was the homework  from the class Fantasy Style Workshop part one of lesson five  working with perspective. If you look closely into the crystal ball you will see a small fairy captured there.