Monday, January 25, 2010

Trusting and Moving forward

So it is the start of a new week.I am keeping my commitment to myself to sketch. I started two of my workshops this week.Sunday , Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen Class started .It is going to be about color and color theory .Right now we are making a reference catalog of our paints.I also started my fabulous faces class and still working on my Misty Mawn class.I am starting to feel as if I want to paint some of my sketches.Paint is totally intimidating to me but I have been using my word for the year"Trust" to move forward in my art and it is helping.When my voice of self doubt has been creeping in and my fears can be heard ,I say to myself,"Jackie,Trust Yourself" and I move forward. I will use that as I learn to paint.So here is a few new sketches .

The first one was a practice for the misty mawn class in a 3/4 profile .I really , really want to paint her but she is on sketch paper.I have been sketching on 14x17. The second is for my fabulous faces class.I wanted her to be more stylized but I think she looks more realistic than I wanted.She just evolved on her own. I am also learning to share more of my art .It is a very vulnerable thing to do but I love when others share and I think we all learn from each other.Here is to trusting and moving forward!!


  1. Jackie, your sketches are fantastic! I love your style and I can see how you're progressing with each one. Way to Go!!

  2. Great sketches Jackie! Classes are fun to take and it's great seeing everyone's progress! Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Hi Jackie! Love your sketches, love the girls eyes, beautiful shading :-)

  4. I'm so glad you've posted your girls! You are right, we all can learn from each other :-)

    Happy painting!

  5. Jackie,
    These sketches are beautiful!! They are expressive and finely detailed. I'm taking the Julie Pritchard Chris Cozen class too. But you'll have to let me know about the misty mawn class and the other face class.
    Great work!!Jane

  6. Darling Jackie you are a true talent. Every face you draw is copletely different just like we are.

    You are amazing.

    Love Renee xoxo

  7. Hi Jackie, Your faces are really beautiful. You should share more often.

    BTW, I finally figured out what I had to do to be able to comment on your blog. you won't be rid of me. :)

  8. Your sketches truly are amazing. Best wishes in your classes! Can't wait to see what you create.