HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Monday, April 4, 2011

I AM AN ARTIST.....

AT LEAST I THINK I AM..............YOU BE THE JUDGE........

As I mentioned earlier, I worked on TWO projects this past weekend....
I was a busy little girl!!!

The second project was conceived after browsing through my new book, Glamorous Rooms, by Jan Showers. Thank you again, Claire!

In a number of the rooms, featured in the book, there are sketches like the one I am showing below. Jan has different variations in a number of different settings. These two.... are the simplest ones. Most are more detailed and resemble the female form.....some female faces.




I thought........ I can do this........................

I called our In House Artist, Erica, for some advice. She had wonderful hints for me to follow. The most important..... Dress in something that can be messed up!!!

As it turned out, I didn't end up using the brushes and paint we bought. MC and I spent two days deciding on brushes, paint and of course the PAPER.

After experimenting, I discovered that a felt pen worked the best!!! How easy AND no mess!!!

Of course, MC was a big help. He advised that I "practice" on scrap papers. Good idea. I did a lot of "practice" pieces.

MC....he's such a good guy......spray painted old frames, gold....Just like Jan's!!!!

FINALLY, I was ready!!! I applied my pen to the REAL sketch paper. WOW.......


Below, is my interpretation of the Glamorous art pieces that are in the book.........










I AM AN ARTIST


I was going to wait until tomorrow morning to post ......BUT.....I couldn't wait!!!
I am so excited about my artistic talent!!!!!! I have never drawn a thing!!! AND I HATED ART CLASS IN SCHOOL...................

DON'T YOU THINK I SHOULD HAVE A "SHOW"

13 comments:

  1. I have known you were an artist before today. I think you are on to something with these pictures. People would pay good money for those!

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  2. These are also called "gesture drawings"! Wasn't it freeing!!?? I'm so proud of you!

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  3. They look as good as the originals!!! I've been tempted to try some abstract oil paintings because, like you, I look at ones at the store or magazine and think, I can do that!!! One of these days. Maybe when I retire.

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  4. Linda, start with acrylics... Oils need practice and maybe lessons... You can still make very beautiful, sophisticated art with acrylics and art mediums :)

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  5. Erica, Great advice...When will we see another "Sunday with Erica"?

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  6. thats looks really great!

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  7. Great job Patty! Your creative juices are really flowing. Keep up the good work. Makes me want to get out the paint brushes again.

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  8. wow! i am impressed!!!

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  9. I love the images of skaters floating on the ice. Lovely! I can feel the coldness of the day and their excitement of the waiting hot cocoa! Good job Mom. I knew you had it in you!

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  10. OH PATTI, THAT IS FUNNY, PRICELESS!!!
    How did you ever guess that the lines were skaters on ice????
    AMAZING.

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