I painted today. Experimented with my idea of using dictionary cutouts on canvas (mixed media!). It was tricky getting them to stay at first, but liberal amounts of glue-stick glue and acrylic paint seemed to help and gives the painting a really nice effect. I went with a simple still life piece and think it turned out pretty well.
I haven’t been able to log-on to WoW recently, as I’m sharing computer cords again, but hopefully I’ll get to do that soon. Also, now that the new iMacs are out, when we have enough saved, maybe we can get one of those…27 inches of gaming goodness.
So this morning on the flight home I happened to glance out the airplane window and see a mountain top peeking through the clouds. I grabbed my ipad a few minutes later and started drawing it….then I accidentally deleted it…so I had to start all over. Sometime tonight (if I don’t fall asleep) or tomorrow I’ll do an actual painting of it, because it was just absolutely amazing – in the mean time, here’s my 2 minute finger drawing…
Yesterday, I woke up feeling sort of bad and didn’t end up doing anything, so this morning (still sickish) I made two pieces. The first, for yesterday, I just drew in my notebook, and the second is inspired by a friend. 🙂 Hopefully we’ll all get over whatever we’re coming down with quickly.
Today we went to the slopes and some of the people in our group skied, and Alex and I went tubing. Needless to say, I didn’t do any watercolors, but I did manage to get my daily dose of art in while I was warming up and watching the snowboarders come down the mountain.
Turns out bringing my tiny sketchpad and sharpie pen is a good idea.
Over the weekend Alex and I decided to pick up some clay and explore the world of miniatures. On Sunday night we baked a few pieces and yesterday I painted mine.
The tall tree-like piece was the most interesting because I had used some candle wax to mold it around. While it was cooking the wax melted (obviously) and sort of oozed around and ended up hardening onto the clay after it dried. Painting wax is interesting, it’s sort of…smudgy.
After painting the clay and coming home from the premier of the short film we worked on all summer, Alex had to work late – so I decided I would too. I’ve been wanting to paint snow/fairies/snowflakes, and decided to give it a try. While I was sketching it out I realized that I derive my interpretations of fairies and snowflakes from Tinkerbell and The Nutcracker. Which makes complete sense, given that I grew up in Florida…and the closest thing to snow I saw was the nutcracker snowflakes…
I didn’t really want the fairies to be white and blue like the rest of the picture, so I decided to paint them green and purple – I like how they are sort of the opposite of each other and still match, and I like how the colors stick out against the blue sky and the white flakes.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one came out last week, and I, like a good Harry Potter fan dressed up and went to see it opening night (not midnight, because sadly, the tickets were sold out weeks before when we tried to get them). Because it was freezing, I decided to make a Ravenclaw scarf (since I was dressing as a Ravenclaw). It’s actually the best/most complicated scarf I’ve done so far and I’m quite proud. I was using left over yarn and ended up with a matching hat from my hat project with the same colors a few months ago.
Although I ended up layering too much to wear them that night, I thought I’d share.