Really enjoyed this February with all those challenges and the loosen up course and all you guys, you've been the most warm company, cant remember when exactly i had so much fun really. So March and spring is on our doorstep and i cant wait for all the things we are going to do together from now on.
I felt like saying goodbye to february and this month's challenge, Vincent, with some drawing with the new techniques i've learn.
Who is next month's painter we are studying? I guess we…Continue
I have finally gotten around to doing this excersize. This is so much fun that I have found myself drawing these hands at work as well.
I really like the hand at the bottom left. I made a "Claw" shape and that one was particularly challenging cuz my fingers were going every which way and crossing over one another. I didn't look, at least not too much!
Then I held a paint brush and added that to the hands. I don't feel it's really 'Done" yet. I think I will play with it a… Continue
I want to try the t-shirt transfer technique so I have this large image that I'm trying to print out in tiles. I want to iron on the transfers to six 8x10 canvas boards. The program I'm printing from is MS Paint. It is a jpeg file. When I check print preview the margins are correct and everything fits, but when I print out the paper proof there is no margin on some of the tiles. Do you think this is the printer or the program? I'm trying to use a printer that's better than my own for this so am… Continue
I followed step by step on gary's sunflowers video ... well until about the 4th video, i started loosing him after a while. I copy paintings that i like quite often, although i dont know much about the painter's process. So it was very tempting for me to try. All this was -and still is- new to me but i enjoyed it very very much.…
So, I was scared silly of this loosen me up excercise...the whole draw without looking thing..was so scary!!! and yet..I said "shutup!! to those voices..just like Gary said...and well, Im nothing short of amazed at how in proportion they turned out!!!!..sure..some look a little kooky..but as I am a huge fan of kooky..Im stoked!!! Thanks Gary!!!
So..this is the hand drawings....
and this is after I threw some aquarelles at it...… Continue
For the past 3 or 4 days, I have been playing around with a piece with lots of media and textures. It started out as a simple tissue paper and gloss gel texture work and has morphed into something otherworldly.
Here is the piece from the 1st and 2nd day. It reminds me of flying over the Southwestern region of the US with all of it's beautiful landscape.
I think this piece was mostly glazing and maybe a little dry brushing to highlight… Continue
I loved this challenge and plan on doing more and more exercises like it. I also hate drawing feet, so that might be next! Wow - have I ever missed a structured layout for learning new techniques ard refining old skills! Thanks again for this Gary. I love this way of working!
I will definitely be working on this piece more, adding paint and depth, hopfully making it some sort of cohesive piece by end of day. As per usual, updates to… Continue
OK have you ever wanted to see what you would look like in a school year book from different time periods 40,50,60,70,80,90's? The Video above is what i did...and you can do it too by going to this website and uploading a single clear face picture.
BUT IT SEEMS THE SITE IS BEING REMODELED but here is the link for future
Now You've Got a Show Coming Up... Here Are Some Tips for Writing a Press Release:
Your press release should be just one page. Check with the gallery or organization hosting the show to see if they already have a press release for the show. If not, you'll need to write your own.
The first paragraph (intro text) of the press release holds the specifics of the exhibition. Include the title, artist(s) name(s), what works are being shown, date(s) the show is running, times.… Continue
Added by Greef on February 25, 2009 at 5:31am —
All day was upside down :(
I usually paint in the morning but today I didn't have the opportunity. So, I decided to try new paper and have relax painting on the afternoon, but I experienced constant interruption.
My intention with this painting was to achieve child's mind, free from judgment and expectation, just put the colors on the paper to see what will happen...
If I am pleased or not with this work, I will know tomorrow...… Continue
One day she took me aside. "I watch you," she said. I see the loneliness in your eyes. I watch your heart running away. You are like so many people. When life is hard, they try to look over the difficulty into the future. Or they long for the hapiness of the past. Time is their enemy. The day they are living is their enemy. They are dead to the moment. They live only for the future or the past and that is wrong.
"You must learn to seek the blue moment," she said..."The blue moment can… Continue
i loved doing this. the videos were perfect gary. just enough detail, instruction and guidance to help me move freely through this oh-so-new process of working. i loved every second, and plan on working this through even further. i think it has so much empty space that it could use another 'round' of layers, and some charcoal.
we'll see! if it changes, of course i will update it… Continue
I did upload a different image of my first attempt at doing the Loosen Me Up lesson and, yes, I did remove it. After seeing some of the more finished pieces...mine was VERY unfinished because when the video stopped, I stopped painting because I didn't know if the next video would start from where that one had finished...I decided that mine just didn't measure up...ok ok I admit that it was some of that negative self speak that we are all supposed to be stopping but hey, it happens once in a… Continue
I'm attached to finger/knife painting. When I begin new painting I prepare only pallet knifes and certain colors. But, eventually end up with finger stuck in to paint and adding new colors and reject the one I choose at the beginning.
O, that creative process! .. and how little do I know about the beautiful talent that came from God who is the ultimate… Continue
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).