Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Back again!

I can't believe I've forgotten about blogging! Maybe it's because I took such a long break from painting. I have finally completed my angel painting. Actually, it was done by this Summer, but I procrastinated in putting the finishing touches on the violin...the strings.

Last week, I finally finished and signed it. Whew! I also completed the portrait of my mom. It was painted from a black and white picture that was color tinted by my grandfather. This photo was taken when mom was a mere 20-old with lots and lots of hair.

I'll add pictures later. (Reminder to self!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Good quote

"Joy does not come from what you do; it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you." by Eckhart Tolle

I just found this quote today, and I feel it really describes how I feel about my art and music.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Art Class - Week 7 Monday

I've just about finished going over all the pencil lines with paint, and started blocking in some of the shadows. Teacher liked what I did so far. He reminded me to visit the Art Gallery in Whittier and to bring my paintings. I helped Carmen with her painting again. She is doing a very good job and the painting is developing very nicely. We stayed until almost 4pm. Teacher is only here on Mondays now.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Angel update

I've started painting the outline of the angel. I hope her face doesn't change too much from the original pencil sketch as I go along. That's always been a problem for me.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New angel picture for art class

Here's what I have so far for my new picture (pencil sketch on the right). I took this picture at night, so it's not very clear. The picture on the left is the Angel Musician by Pinta. As you can see, I've made some adjustments to the head and the face. I've changed the position of her gaze and changed her looks as well. I've also made the limbs a bit more feminine. The hardest part was the perspective angle of this picture. It took me quite a while just to get the violin to look somewhat alright. I've not acheived the exact angle as the original picture, unfortunately. It was actually the violin and the colors of this picture that caught my eye when I was deciding what to paint next.
Looks like I have a bit more sketching and adjustments to make before I start painting it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Canvas on sale

Went to Michael's with Mommy and Delko. Teacher Fred told us there's a sale on 16"x20" canvases. 2 for $6. We bought the canvases, some acrylic paints, and brushes. Also bought some Loew-Cornell shanding and liner brushes. They were 50% off. Not a bad deal! The only bad thing was the service at Michael's. Not a friendly bunch I'm afraid.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Art Class - Week 5 Tuesday

Only Pat, Carmen, and an elderly gentleman were in class today. Mommy and Delko went to a buffet with their Tai Chi class, so I'm on my own. I brought my angel sketch on canvas to work on. But I didn't get much done today. Helped Carmen a bit with her picture, and chatted with Pat while I watched her paint. David arrived about half hour before I planned to leave. He's going to paint a picture of the 60 freeway. I like the canvas he was using. It had a thicker edge and it's 15" square. I'm not sure about the square shape, whether it would fit the type of painting I planned to do. But I like the thicker edge. He told me where to get it. The store is in Orange County. Hmmm.... That's far for me.