Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

First of all, let me say Happy New Year to all that stop by.  I appreciate your comments and feedback.  I am looking forward to 2011, to continuing to do art, music, and non-violence work.  I hope that your year brings joy and fulfillment.

This year I'll be participating in Creative Every Day, Every Day Matters, and in the Saturday Muse Groups as well as taking some classes.  I'm sure the daily practice will help me improve the skills that I'd like to have.  I'm very interested in exploring art as a pathway to Spirit.  I'm also going to experiment with facilitating some creative events.

This first piece is a work in progress which I've been enjoying doing in watercolor on my new tabletop easel.  Not too much more needs to be done except to lay in the background a little more and to try and fuse the subject with the background a little bit.  This has been an interesting project which has just evolved step-by-step.  I didn't have a vision or plan when I started out, just layed yellow and red paint onto the paper and added drops of alcohol.  Then I saw this woman's figure in there somewhere and she and I have been working to bring her out.  As it's taking shape, I've been working with glazing and with removing paint.  I think she has something to do with walking in the light while embracing the shadow side.

EDM Prompt 302: Draw Something in Motion

We have a couple of bird feeders in our backyard where the chickadees are in constant motion.  They flit in and out and are occasionally run off by a very bossy stellar's jay.  I'm enjoying sketching the commonplace objects and scenes around me.


Beverley Baird said...

Great pieces of work. I hope to be able to create every day as you do.

nanke's stuff said...

I think your watercolor is stunning! I love the contrast between the figure and the background, as well as the texture in it. Your study of the bird feeder and birds is really nice, too. I love to watch the birds at our feeder. nancy

kazumiwannabe said...

What a beautiful painting! It's original and powerful, it grabs the attention yet it's soft and gentle too. The colors, texture, light all work beautifully!
Nice drawing, too!
Bonne Année 2011!

Cathy Holtom said...

I really like your watercolour, and the sketch of the birds on the feeder is perfect for the challenge!

Revelle said...

I love your watercolor!

Ann said...

Beautiful, rich color in your watercolor! And your sketch is delightful.

Alex said...

Happy New Year to you too, and I totally like the motion drawing...I mean, I could really see it! =) Great work

raena said...

Impressive work on the watercolor!! I love that it sort of just came out, more like a sculpture would! Very pleasing color palette, too.

Looking forward to seeing what you do this year!

. said...

Love the colours, brilliant tones and the figure is very nice.
And I like the birds sketch too, they sure are fun to watch.

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