Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Off With Her Head!!

NO! not Alice . Queen Elizabeth. I am taking a class where we are doing a tudor style portrait. In particular a Sketch of Queen Elizabeth for the first Portrait and a 3/4 view at that. Now, while I do love all things vintage and that era facinates me I really don't find Elizabeth all that attractive. Thank goodness this is 2010 or I am sure I would be beheaded .So here is a few sketches . One of Mary Tudor who I find more pleasing . I am going to have to find a way to make elizabeth a little more pleasing . Any Ideas?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Renee!!

This afternoon when I was reading through my blogs I saw a familiar site in my reader. It was Renee's .The tears came immediately .I miss her posts. I clicked over to find a Beautiful post written by her sister Jaquie. Today is Renee's birthday . Happy Birthday Beautiful Renee!!!!
There is so much more I could say but I wont. Renee always had a way of touching you so deeply that you sometimes just needed to be still.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Silence and a Sunshine award

I have been quiet haven't I ? I have been pondering the art of letting go. Do you ever find that sometimes you will get this message and it just keeps coming to you from all these different places? The message for me has been "Let go". I am speaking of this in a very artistic sense. All of the artist that I have watched and admire just let go .They do not hold back with the brush , they are not stopping to think between every stroke. Sometimes I will write an artist and ask them how they are able to do this. I have been told many times that it's because they get lost in the process and not the outcome of what they are creating . It seems simple doesn't it? For some reason it is not so simple for me. Sometimes I get stuck and the negative voices show up with the old "your not good enough" crap. I will work through this however and I am sure that I will find the lesson I need . I can't imagine not creating and my inner voice is screaming things like it wants me to paint bigger and let go. So that's where the silence is coming from .
On another note... I love my artist friends. Even though I have been quiet I have been visiting their blogs and I am on twitter .Twitter has allowed me to meet the most wonderful artist friends. One of my blogger friends Carrie gave me an award.Thank you Carrie. I am happy I met you :) .Thank you for thinking of me.the rules for this award are.

* Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

* Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.

* Link the nominees within your post.

* Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

* Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

I am proud to pass this on to :

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Paynes Gray Portrait..

This is my first portrait for Alma's paynes gray portrait class .I really had fun with it.Some of the new classes I am taking are very liberating .I just had fun with this:)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Goodnight Renee

My heart is heavy. Even when you know it's coming ,it still leaves you breathless. I am glad to have been graced by such a beautiful person ,if only for a moment. A moment that I will hold in my heart forever. Goodnight Renee .

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Faith , Love and Joy"

I am sorry I missed my Friday Find post . My computer went down and I had to have it repaired. I thought it was going to take a while but I got it back already .Yay!! . So while I was waiting for it to be fixed I did this mixed media piece. I am learning.
I am sad to say that the Fabulous Faces class is ending. I learned alot from tam and I am grateful .I am sure I will take more classes from her in the future.
So , On to my Friday Find. I am choosing Alma Stoller. I really love her blog. She has a Payne's Grey Workshop, I love her glossy project tutorial , she does amazing things with magazine covers. Plus she shows you how to make a zine . She has a great etsy shop too with some of her own great zine's .Check her out!!
Thanks also to Wyanne. I received the print I won and it is fabulous. Thank You Wyanne. Make sure to enter her weekly karma giveaway!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shades of Orange and Wyanne Giveaway

I was so excited this morning because I won Wyanne's giveaway. I love her and I will cherish the print because it's amazing!! Thank You Wyanne!!
Also here is a piece I did for fabulous faces in shades of orange.The writing says"If you are not at peace with yourself,you are at peace with Nothing"
In the new pic I uploaded I added some white stamping for more texture:) Umm .. I think it's done ;)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Purple Portrait

In our Fabulous faces class this week we were asked to create a portrait using an extra element and all in shades of one color,except for black and white of course.So here is my purple lady.
On another note, I miss Renee so much . I hope an angel whispers in her ear and tells her I am finally painting.You see I was really afraid to paint but I really wanted to and Renee always used to leave comments saying "paint Jackie, don't wait".I am learning that it doesn't matter as much what we create as it does that we are creating.