Here is a sketch from a still life of mums and a big flower that may be a sunflower (not sure). I’m posting two pieces here: The first picture is a combination of my original sketch and some digital artwork. The second one is the original, as is. Feedback welcome! Which do you like best? For more sketches and other art creations go to Paint Party Friday and Creative Everyday.
First off, I’d like to thank all my blogger friends who have visited my blog! I really appreciate it and it inspires me more and more to create something, art, poetry, or just sharing a meme with others of like mind. And especial thanks to those who have written comments – and know that I appreciate each and every comment, suggestion or praise! Back in 2008-2009 I had two blogs and no one to share them with. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t understand how to network or whether blogger just didn’t have the technology that WordPress has now. Suffice it to say, I’m doubly appreciative to have finally connected with the rest of the blogging world! It is very exciting and uplifting to be able to connect with So many wonderfully talented people who enjoy writing and sharing their worlds with others.
Today I am sharing the latest entry in my art journal with Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day. The artwork today is a collage created with tissue paper, labels, medium/varnish and markers. It’s finished Except I will probably go over the scriptural verse with some color or collage a thin tissue of color over it. I think it needs to blend more with the picture. Any ideas?
And I’m also sharing this with Sunday Sketches. I’m working on the text box still but figured it would be better if I shared this with SS now and show the finished artwork next week. (A few times when I went to link with Sunday Sketches it was too late, the link was already closed – so disappointing!)
I’m excited about a new line of prints I just created this past weekend. It is called the Love Series and is pop art. You can see two of the prints here, and you can go to my Fine Art America website to view the rest and, if you’d like, purchase my artwork on canvas, paper, metal, or on a greeting card.
Have you ever heard of ArtRage Studio? It is a terrific art program – the best that I’ve tried yet. Several bloggers responding to my query as to what programs seem to work fairly easy, Carlarey suggested ArtRage. They have a free 30-day trial which I promptly downloaded.
The landscape painting I did with the demo. But I enjoyed it – and was so excited – that I downloaded the less than thirty dollar ArtRage Studio. They have one that is a little more advanced for about forty or fifty dollars. The petunias I am still working on (WIP)and I’m using the full ArtRage Studio program.
It has mega choices in brush strokes, application of paint, other implements, all sorts of fun tools – like glitter, confetti, sprinkles, star glitter, dice, etc. (see last picture). If you have any desire to paint but don’t want to mess with paints, brushes, and all the other tools necessary to get started, get this program. It’s very easy and there is an endless variety of ways you can be creative with it.
What I’m sharing today is a painting my mother did in the ’70s. Her name is Muriel Bolles Sigretto Thompson – but she always used the name Sigretto on her paintings. She comes from a line of painters – her cousins, mother, sisters and brother, and now me, her daughter, and from what I hear, my grand-daughter, Stephanie, is very interested in drawing – mostly horses, of course, since she has two of them and loves them greatly .
Sunflowers is an oil on canvas and it has a lot of texture since mother threw in a lot of sand to build up the centers of the flowers. Muriel passed away December 14, 2010 at the ripe old age of 100.5 years. She was still keeping her hands busy even when she was 97!