Sunday, June 28, 2015

EDM 271 - Free Choice

Drawn from memory, which isn't a good enough excuse for messing up the stripes on the lower left. Sorry, Betsy! This is done with water-based markers with a little help from some gesso, when I lost the whites and had to paint them back in.
EDM 271 - Free Choice; 3x3" markers on mixed media paper

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EDM 269 - Something Annoying

An increasingly noisy society, even nice music playing in EVERY business, store, and restaurant, is a little annoying to me. Trying to find absolute silence is almost impossible. I guess I am officially old.
EDM 269 - Something Annoying; 3x3" watercolor & marker

Sunday, June 21, 2015

EDM 268 - Something I Need

Ask any artist, "How many more colors do you need," and the predictable answer will always be, "Just one more." I need to remember how hard it was to finish this piece the next time I'm tempted to start another completely uninspired piece. This took parts of four days to finish. And, waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry was excruciating. I'm a very impatient waiter.
EDM 268 - Something I Need; watercolor & Glossy Accents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EDM 267 - Something Flexible

I could have been a ballerina, if I had been lean, long-necked, graceful, coordinated, and flexible. But I wasn't. I can spell "prima." I'm settling for that.
EDM 267 - Something Flexible; 3x3" marker on mixed media paper

Monday, June 15, 2015

Golden Strands

The first of hopefully many golden girls because I have a huge tube of gold acrylic paint to use up. I hope I can make myself make the next one even golder.
Golden Strands; collage, acrylic & marker in art journal

Elisabeth Elliot

Rest sweet in Jesus, dear lady! I will always think of Elisabeth Elliot as one of the wise women who helped me navigate the early years of marriage and motherhood. She died today, and we should all miss her. She was a treasure! When I think of her, I always think of this quote. It is how she began her radio program every day, and I can still hear her calm voice saying it.
The Everlasting Arms; watercolor & marker in Moleskine journal

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mama Called It

Mama called it my beauty mark, which was really sweet of her. This is a self-portrait, and other than the odd colors, it's a pretty good likeness. For the record, I'm deep into middle-age, but I have not actually succumbed to blue hair yet. :)

This is acrylic on gessoed paper, which is new for me and very much out of my comfort zone, and it was saved by an odd assortment of markers and pens, which I'm quite comfortable with.
Self-portrait in acrylic on gessoed paper

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Wind Knows How I Wear My Hair

I'm trying to get more comfortable drawing faces. Jane Davenport's book and online content have been very helpful. This quick sketch uses Prismacolor pencils which have been blended with sansodor. That's a new technique for me. It's interesting.
Windy Hair; colored pencils in Moleskine journal