This weeks theme for our art challenge is: Bold Colours! Who doesn’t like to play with colors? 🙂
RJ: Chameleon, painting – RJ used this week’s challenge to retackle and finish a former challenge piece! The million of bright and cheerfully colorful dots reminds me of George Seurat meets Dippin Dots!
Tony: Squares, marker on paper – Tony took a minimalist approach with the theme and his colorful pattern reminds a lot of wallpaper/ linoleum squares from the 60’s! Very retro cool!
Amber: Orange Orchid, acrylic on wood – I love orchids, they are my other favorite flower, and I thought that this challenge would be a good chance to explore the elegance of their beauty. I took some artistic liberties with the coloring for the sake of the challenge and of course had plenty of fun working on the painting.
Next week’s theme: Nocturnal Animals
Something new I have been working on! A portrait of my niece. It is not completed and there are no other photos except for this one. I had purchased a good sheet of strong watercolor paper ( Arches 300 LB 22×30) and intend to work in watercolors with the tea and graphite. I am wanting to challenge myself with this piece and really hope it turns out as I envision. I will post more when completed.
Its been two months since I posted anything and I have a ton of photos and adventures to sort through, but for now I want to share some of my more recent art pieces that I am currently working on this month. Please forgive the blurred images I took the photos quickly with my iPhone just a few moments ago. Better photos will be taken when the pieces are finished and ready for posting. 😀
This is a portrait of a young girl, my niece Valarie. I need to fix her eyes, they are looking a bit Gollum-ish. LOL sadly I have a tendency to make Valarie’s eyes look massive and gollum-ish every time I draw her. Its the eye on the left that bugs me the most. its not shaped right and needs to be a tad bit smaller. I am also trying to decide if I should stick with pencil or add some ink washes. i am not a fan of the paper. I find that the pencil markings are a bit sloppy compared to other sheets of paper that I have sketched on. I do like how the hair is coming out.
An early stage of Nadia’s Portrait. I bought a wonderful sheet of watercolor paper 300lb for $20! I have some big plans for this piece and will go into more detail about it at a later date when it is finished. For now I am slowly working some of the details and figuring out the color scheme. I am thinking charcoal grays, lilacs and cream, but might change my mind before I even hit “publish” on this post.
Memphis Canvas Sketch. My roommates sweet pup, Memphis. I took this photo about a month ago when I was sleeping in bed. Memphis decided to jump up and lay on me like a pillow. This will eventually become a more detailed acrylic painting and part of a Trio of pet portraits for my roommate. Her birthday is coming up soon and I want to give her something special for being such a wonderful friend for all these years.