Wednesday, April 30, 2014

More with Pan Pastels...

Orange Flowers
Close up
This is my favorite so far, I think it's the colors.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The process...

I've been working with pan pastels lately
and thought I would document the process...
Watercolor paper covered with paper and
pieces of sewing patterns.
Applied gesso and Naples Yellow acrylic paint, randomly.
More gesso and paint.
I lightly sketched some flowers in a vase.
Outlined sketch with pan pastels.
More pan pastels...
and a bit more

Using a baby wipe, I removed some color.
And then added some color.
More color...
and it's done.
Close up to show how the papers show through.
Another close up to show that how
I highlight the wrinkles in the papers with
extra color.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter...

Our Easter Bunny, Zoe.
Have a happy Easter.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good news, bad news and journaling...

The several weeks have been crazy, and that's putting it mildly.
Back at the beginning of March, I was having some dizzy spells. Since there is a family history of diabetes, I went and had mine checked. Sugar is fine, good news. Bad news, still not feeling "right". Back to doctor a week later and this time they checked me for a number of things...nothing, which is good news. I was then referred to a specialist that deals with Vertigo and that is what I have finally been diagnosed with. Good news is that normally it's a couple of treatments and it's taken care of. Bad news, I've now had 6 treatments in 3 weeks and it's still not gone. Many times between treatments I have to spend 3 days without bending over, looking up or turning my head too much. Doctor wants to do a few more treatments, so we'll see how it goes. Good news, many, many hours spent working in my art journals. Here are a few new pages...
Red Balloons
Bird & Books
Untitled, still working on this one
Fish out of water
I love...
Pure Joy
Even though I'm dealing with Vertigo, I feel great.
Hope my art reflects it.