I created this sketch in photoshop from a picture I took and decided to post it. This was my first attempt and I really liked the results. I hope to post periodically with new projects and different techniques I try. Two days into March, I miss daily art.
Doing the Daily Art was such a fantastic experiences. It met and exceeded my expectations. A great part of my gratitude goes to Rachel and Susan and Vibeke, for their willingness to share a part of themselves. It was like getting a gift each day.
At the beginning of the month, after I posted something, I would instantly have feelings of dread and fear of exposure. My self critic was in full form. As the days passed, those feelings began to abate.
I hope that we can continue to use this site as a viewing place for future work.
Couldn't let the last day go by without doing something that Amy and Rachel inspired me to attempt. Thank you all for a wonderfully transformational month! I'm deeply honored to have been asked to participate and look forward to any future we might have. Thank you!!
It's been a great month with you gals, and I hope we can continue to post and communicate. I have treasured sharing your art and trying my hand at my own. It seemed only fitting that today, the last official day of Daily Artwork for 2009 I should reflect on the time I spent and the projects I created. As my final post of February I felt that a self-portrait was needed. Here's my first attempt at a montage created in Photoshop. Cheers to a great month!
I missed my 1st day yesterday and am sorry. Had every intention but was very busy and as I fell asleep realized I didn't get something in. Found this at a small sawmill yesterday and it caught my fancy.
Drive by shutters - had to pull a u-turn to go back for these.
Sorry about missing yesterday - obscenely long and exhausting day.
Susan, I too hope that we can keep in touch once the month is done. Amy, I like the idea of continuing, albeit on a slightly less frequent posting basis.
I wanted another go at this image. A mom and daughter having that connection that occurs in small moments during the day. Technique wise - I had to just "let it go" my critical notion of the correct body formation.
Finally a live subject who stays in frame until the session is complete! ;-) I was photographing this snail as he made his way across my porch and thought he needed a leaf to set off his color better; lo and behold, I find more snails. Had to use PS to get the "clean" image of both together. Amazingly tiny and transluscent - all three ended up in my green waste bin at the end of the session.
I just finished this moments ago. This is from one of my favorite pictures of Kaitlyn back in 2006. She was so blissful flying her kite and running free. I smile just thinking of it. Here's my interpretation of is in oil pastel and crayola on paper.
Yet another food that I absolutely love. They were on sale at Gene's Fine Food here in Pleasanton and I just could not resist. I could go on and on about the ways I like to eat them (a simple pleasure is to use the cup from the removed pit to hold a pit of soy sauce. scoop and enjoy) but I also enjoy their look.
Sorry for not uploading yesterday. I started this at work and my office does not have the best lighting so I could not see what I was doing. I love the breast for being the ultimate multitasker body part - sexual, sensual, purposeful, nurture, social cause, source of power, pain. loss and envy.
Back to practicing bamboo which you might be wondering why so much-once I really learn the strokes I can make so many more things in Chinese watercolor. I'm using up "practice" rice paper which is much harder to control than even newsprint but I'm not giving up.
I took this shot 11 months ago at a birthday party and it is one of my favorite pictures. I kinda like the backs of heads, especially when the rest of the image may give some hint of what may be going on in front. I also like the male energy and connection - father, son, and coach.
I'll be honest, I was not in the mood to do much creating today. My daughter had to attend a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese and it zapped me of my energy. I think that I longed for this moment of connection that I felt in this picture.
Happy Valentine's Day. Here's my foray into watercolors - I found a really neat metalic watercolor set and couldn't pass it up. Sorry to have missed posting on Friday - I had a sick kid who distracted me from my projects. Hope everyone has a good day.
So being about half-way into February, I will now try to contribute as I told Amy I would. I photograph behind-the-scenes documentary stuff and love capturing people at the point when they have forgotten I am there with a camera...