Friday, May 14, 2010

My Second Homework Assignment

The second assignment was to do a value sketch of a portion of any of the sculpture photos that the teacher posted on her travel blog so I chose this statue.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Homework Assignment

My art teacher Michelle is having the trip of a lifetime in Europe right now but she still has time to post assignments for the class from her blog.

This weeks assignment is to do a sketch that incorporates both architecture and plants.

I chose this photo that I took many years ago on a trip to Ireland and England.
Its a shame that I cannot remember exactly where this photo was taken, but I think it was in Ireland.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wax Carving

I am almost finished carving the wax of my octopus. I hope to have him cast in silver and he will be holding the lapis stone shown in the photo. The casting process will depend on if I can get a local jeweler to do it!

Years ago I worked for a jeweler friend of mine, I would design and carve waxes for original pieces. I really enjoyed doing this and I am hoping that I can get some consignment work from one of the local jewelers who's work I really like. We shall see!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just Do It!

I am hoping that blogging will help me to overcome my artistic "block". Blogging does not come easy to me, I have never really expressed myself in words, always pictures. The other problem is that I tend to overuse exclamation marks and commas!

So what I plan to do is try to post some kind of art daily, it doesn't have to be anything finished or grand just something!

I have had a "block" for many, many years now, and just recently I found a wonderful teacher who is helping me to overcome my artistic fears and most importantly I am learning the proper techniques of oil, acrylic, watercolor and other media.

I have been creating art all my life but at some point I lost the creative drive, even though things inspired me I just didn't follow through and create, but that is all going to change!