Friday, January 2, 2009

COVER GIRL!


I haven't received my copy but a friend was kind enough to send me this image. What an honor to make the cover of such a fine publication. I am anxiously awaiting my copy.

In the meantime, I did my sketching for the day. I also made my first attempt to draw from my short term memory. I decided a simple object would make the most sense. I have two beautiful glass birds in my kitchen greenhouse window. I starred at them trying to memorize their shapes and the negative shapes surrounding them. Then I went into a different room and tried to put it down in my sketch book. I returned with the sketchbook in hand and drew around my original drawing with the corrected shape. I did this twice (once for each bird). Next time I am going to use pen for one and pencil for the correction. This is going to take lots and lots and lots of practice to master this particular skill, but I am on my way!

The other thing I did today was totally ruin the Zentangle Frenchman. I had glued tissue over the whole thing and that looked sort of promising but turned out to be a bad idea. The paint did funny things in areas and became very ugly. I also didn't have a value plan and I really need to do that for this image. I need to see in advance what different choices will create. I learned a lot from the disaster and I still have my gesso with which to cover the entire mess. Maybe I can count this as trying something new.

January 2 and I am still on track with my goals!

14 comments:

hilda said...

congratulations on making the cover of Palette magazine, I can now say my art instructor is a covergirl.

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations, Myrna, for your cover :) and for sticking to your goals - hey, it's only January 3rd but I bet some of those "resolutions and goals" have already flown out the window :)

Mike said...

Way to go, Myrna! That cover will arouse many more things, I can assure you. Isn't it amazing what traction can be gained from a single painting?

Mary Crowell said...

wow, you go girl!! what an honor and to think I knew her when........this last year or two have been like a whirlwind with you getting the notice you so much deserve. thanks so much for all your inspiration and wonderful words and goals.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Congratulations Myrna! I can hardly wait to get my copy!

Nava said...

VERY COOL!!! It really is a very unique painting. I'm so glad they chose this over a traditional super-realistic hyper-detailed painting to adorn their cover. Congrats from me and The JohnnyB!!

jane Ferguson said...

This is fantastic Myrna,I cannot wait to get my copy,and you thought you had not even made it in.

jane Ferguson said...

This is fantastic Myrna,I cannot wait to get my copy,and you thought you had not even made it in.

David Lobenberg said...

Wowie zowie!!! I'm gettin me a copy!

purplepaint said...

Congratulations! What an honor to make the cover!!! :)Marva

Sandy Maudlin said...

Congratulations. I love that painting and am so glad that many more will get to enjoy it too.

Holly Van Hart said...

Myrna, Congratulations!! What a wonderful way to start 2009! I'm not surprised you made the cover. Your work is amazing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it with us in this blog. All the best, Holly

Barbara Weeks said...

Congratulations- well done!

Brenda Yarborough said...

I was out-of-town and off the computer for a few days and didn't see this post. . .rec'd my copy of Palette Magazine in yesterday's mail and was THRILLED to see you on the cover!! Congratulations!!

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