Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm a Winner in the Grafix Dura-Lar Contest!

I submitted this piece "Lazy Afternoon" to the Grafix Artwork on Dura-Lar Contest and was just notified that I am one of the three top prize winners. I'm so thrilled that my piece has been selected as the cover art for the Matte Dura-Lar tip and technique guide which will be on display in art and crafts stores worldwide. Grafix states that "one of the motivating factors for this project is to promote and educate artists in many applications, both traditional and non-tradtional, of Dura-Lar film. My artwork on the giude will be instrumental in sharing this message with peers and retailers - especially those unfamiliar with Dura-Lar film." Here is a link to the site which shows my artwork.

Please bear with me as I am in the process of moving right now. I haven't been blogging or even working on any new art as my husband and I are in a state of total confusion trying to make this move happen, during the holidays no less. We are only moving to the next town but we are downsizing from our large house into a condo. It's amazing how much stuff we have collected in the sixteen years that we lived in the house. I've donated a ton of things and could probably go through everything again and find more to donate. I'm hoping to be back to my artwork very soon.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Finished Class Drawings and a Dog Portrait

Here are 6 of my students' colored pencil drawings on wood; 4 are from the morning class and 2 are from the evening class. It's always fun to look at how each person's variation of the same subject. Most used a variation in color and even the orientation of the finished piece. They all look wonderful and I'm proud of all of them!!

The morning class went out to lunch yesterday, we are saying goodbye to our two Australian friends who are both moving back home within the next two months. We're going to miss them, we've been learning about their culture, customs and most importantly their desserts while we work on colored pencil drawings. It's really been fun!

I'm working on a portrait of my dog, Bandit. I'm working on UArt 800 grit sanded paper. I still have quite a bit more to go, I'm starting by laying on color roughly and then will go back and refine. I've started with just Prismacolor pencils for now.