Sunday, December 28, 2008
I think Edgar Degas has a pastel drawing titled six friends. Or maybe it's four friends, I forget. Either way, it is in storage at the RISD Museum. They rarely take it out due to it's delicate nature. This one would be titled six cats, in honor of Kristin's bf Paul :)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Here is a small painting I created about three years ago. I am bringing it out of storage to see the light of day again! I started the piece by collaging pieces of magazine and then simply painting over them. This way I had more of a solid composition to start with.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I have been playing with tissue paper lately. I have been caught gluing it on glass, cardboard, and now this! Actually the first few flowers were made using coffee filters and food coloring. Being an art teacher for elementary students re-introduces you to geeky crafting and it can be quite inspirational. The purple background is really just my bedspread haha.
The music teacher at my school came across dozens of old records of elementary school music. So don't worry, all of you music buffs, half of these records did not make much music anymore. And if they did, it wasn't something I think we would listen to.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
So.....I have to admit that I was using the excuse of having the flu to keep me from finishing this painting. Maybe because if I don't finish it, then I never have to dislike the way it turns out? Tisk Tisk, Erica! The painting has since changed and I have to say, I do like it. I will update later.
Alright, here is a portrait in pencil that I have been working on. I am shying away from finishing the face because....I am overly critical of my art and it is hard to get a likeness! Maybe I should have a glass of wine before I draw or something to calm my nerves...? Then again knowing me I would spill it on the paper.
Wow it's been awhile since I have written. My latest finished commission has been a house painting for my friend Joanna. I do have to admit that painting pictures that are mostly about inanimate objects are a lot easier. Here is the painting in the beginning stages. Of course I always forget to take a picture after it's done.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Here is my second horse portrait in the beginning phase. I added in a different background than what was in the original photo. The horse has such beautiful straight hair, almost like golden straw! The background is mostly green, hence the red underpainting. The horse has orange and red tones, hence the green underpainting. I just took a quick picture with my webcam, so the image is actually the reverse of what the painting is. This is a commission from my friend Justin for his mom. Hope you like it! ( The yellow light in the upper right hand corner is from my window, not a part of the painting.)
Thursday, January 3, 2008
As much as I would have loved to just keep the sketch painting the way it was, I had to finish it (sigh). So I went in with some darks to bring out the contrast in the horse, first with the snout (is that what it's called?) I finished the background, I like how that came out.