Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Thanksgiving holiday is over and it's back to work. I did a little art while I was gone. I sketch at the table when we go out but my kids give me looks that say "I hope you aren't drawing me!" so I feel a little guilty! I also was working on 18 Artist Trading cards (2.5 x 3.5) for our critique group holiday exchange. It will be fun to receive 18 ATC's, one from each of the members. We will make a little folded book to put them in. I want them to be a surprise, so no posting here in advance.

I started another self portrait collage yesterday. Here are is the progression of the painting so far. I decided to create a color grid on the paper and then collage on top and then paint. I totally lost the grid by the time I finished burying everything. I felt I overworked the thing but decided to keep working and see how it all turns out. I drew the image on with a Pitt Pen in brown and then did a sort of Grisaille under painting in Payne's Gray. I should be able to finish it up tomorrow. So far, not a favorite.


Kathy said...

Actually, I LIKE where this one is going Myrna! BTW .. David Lodenberg posted a great blog on your painting demo today. Take a look.

jane ferguson said...

Morning Myrna,good to have you back in my in box.Excited about the Atc's.Hope to see you tomorrow.

Cynthia said...

I too like where this is going...keep going...thanks so much for your step by step...
so inspiring to see how you work.

BMoon said...

I like where this is going, too.....keep on keepin' on.

Are you using watercolor or acrylic?? Love the payne's grey underpainting.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, I LIKE the way you experiment and keep your portraits fresh and exciting!

Wow! 18 ATCs! You've been BUSY.

siete said...

Myrna, I appear here, following the indications of Lobenberg and I'm still astonished with your work.
You're THE CREATIVITY in person, and can tell you that I admire you and your works.
Thanks for showing them.
If you don't mind I'll follow your blog.

I hope I'll enter here much more often.

Best regards.


Ramin said...

This is such an interesting way of painting, I like it.

Dan Kent said...

I hate to say ditto, but ditto. I agree with Kathy and Cynthia and BMoon - I like where this is going!

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