Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lisie & the Iris, a WIP

Every once in awhile I'll fall into this little funk, art wise. Just when one would think, coming home from a big art show would be inspriring, it just isn't so. Not this time. The last few days have been tough. I feel a bit unfocused, and uninspired to start with. I've gone out to the studio and accomplished .. cleaning of all things lol. (how depressing is that?!)

I was lucky enough to attend a 5 day workshop with Carrie Ballantyne at the Scottsdale Artists School back in 2003. It was today that these words she said, popped up into my head. She said, " Being a professional artist means you work everyday on your art, weather you feel like it or not."

And of course, she's right. So, I took a deep breath, dusted myself off, and marched myself out to the studio. I have a big project I'm working on, but I'm not quite ready to get back into that just yet. So, I started with someting a little different than my norm. Something to loosen up and get back into the swing of things. No underpainting this time, lots of layers but direct color applications. I always use good ol' toilet paper to blend with when I'm using bristol, this time is no different.

This is prismacolor on Bristol Vellum.. Lisie & the Iris, a WIP


Brenda said...

You started it!! I love to watch your WIPs so I will be tuned to this. Nice job on the RSS. I'm subscribed!

Toni James said...


would you like your boot back?



Brenda said...

ha ha! You never need a boot. Just a small, gentle, ever so quiet push.

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