|50/50 (11) COLLAGE BASE|
I am challenging myself to work on my art every day and create a minimum of 2 finished pieces each week. My intention is to explore ideas and techniques and push myself beyond my comfort zone. I will be working in a series with several different images. My interests at this time are drawing, line, texture and color. I will be posting exercises and challenges for myself and any others who wish to join in the Creativity Journey.
|50/50 (11) COLLAGE BASE|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 11:43 PM
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 11:19 AM
I guess I forgot to photograph the background by itself. The book will have the finished painting on the left and the description of the process on the right, so I guess it really doesn't matter. I like the variety of the weight of the line with this one.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:13 PM
I can see it will be a challenge to come up with blog entry titles 50 different ways! Here is the next one in the series. I like how this turned out. Since I am drawing directly with ink, there is no turning back, correcting mistakes or "do-overs". They gave me two extra boards, so if I do have 2 do-over options. I guess I could gesso over a disaster if it came to that. So far I like some better than others but all are usable.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:55 PM
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 6:12 PM
|50/50 READY FOR DRAWING|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 6:11 PM
Here are the first four finished panels. My idea is to use collage, acrylic and ink on paper with each one to be slightly different in technique than the others. I am writing down each step on a large post it note which I am sticking to the back so I can reproduce the idea again sometime in the future. I have 10 more panels with the first layer on, ready to go tomorrow. I am painting the edge of each panel a different color. When they are hung with an inch between them, the colored edge should add some interest.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:42 PM
Here is the slide show I promised for the talented people who were in the Pleasanton workshop. Life kept getting in the way but I finally got the slides going. I apologize for the names not appearing with the paintings. I haven't figured out this new website yet. As you can see, some of the paintings were completed and some are in different stages of development. Everyone is able to work at their own pace, which is an important element in the creative process.
I am working on my 50/05 paintings and will begin to post them tomorrow.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 4:06 PM
|DEMO PLEASANTON ART LEAGUE WORKSHOP|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:50 AM
This is the demo I did today for the Workshop I am giving for the Pleasanton Art League. We just have 3 days but everyone is working hard and I am enjoying working with this great group of artists. The Firehouse Art Center is a wonderful place to teach. It is a renovated firehouse and their gallery spaces are beautiful. The National Watercolor Society traveling show was there last year and the California Watercolor Association is going to have the next national exhibit there. It will be spectacular! The workshop room is bright, large and a joy to work in.
Downtown Pleasanton is one of those charming older "bygone era" places that are so much fun to stroll around, shop and dine. If you haven't checked it out before and are in the area, be sure and plan to stop for a few hours, at least.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:34 PM
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 11:00 AM