Saturday, July 23, 2011

Closing in on Completion - Musical Art Piece

I'm working on the last one right now and hopefully only have about 2 more hours of work on it, and then it's shipping off! What do you think about it? Do you like it?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My second art sale!

My in-laws have had on display in their home my the hand-made pinneapple-inspired vase, and decided they no longer wanted it on loan; they wanted it as a permanent part of their art collection, so they bought it!
In other news, my work on my musical piece has slowed due to family illness over the last two weeks, but will hopefully pick up speed like an airplane taking off. I really want to finish it in the next week, before I move.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Musical Piece - Half Way

I've been working on this piece for about 2 months officially now, and it's taking me longer than I expected. It doesn't help that I decided to make the images 8.5"x 8.5" instead of 6"x6". I decided to go with the bigger images because it filled out the 22"x30" BFK paper so much better!
The second image, of piano hampers, took much longer than I was planning with all the measuring I had to do! It's definitely the most technical of the images and with no negative space. But, I'm really happy with how things are going so far. The next ones should continue to go quicker. I really like how each individual one has turned out! They are looking great! I just hope that all six images together will be as concise in its design and concept as I envisioned. I selected the images carefully and took a mock photo of how it should look when it is all done:
What do you think so far of the piece? Do like the overall image? Individual ones? Are you excited to see the completed work? Let me know! I love critique!

Also, does anyone have suggestions for keeping clean lines when doing charcoal that does damage the paper? I've been using masking tape and it's not always foul-proof. Thanks!

An Art Table!

I forgot to mention the fact that I finally have a place to do art! My family of four are living in a two bedroom place, so there's not definitely not a lot of room for me to have an art space, a space where I can leave my work out day after day without worrying about little hands getting to my things.

However, that has changed! My dad so wonderfully brought me my old drawing table that I had in my bedroom growing up! (He's a truck driver). It's not a great table, but it's big, angled, and flat! I scrubbed it down, set it up in our bedroom, (under a window to give me ample natural light), stole one of our dining room chairs and viola! I have an art space!
We make sure to keep our bedroom door closed so I can leave my supplies and projects out. It's great to have a place to peacefully work on art. It also helps a lot that my husband is a school teacher and is home for the summer, freeing me of some of the daily parenting duties so I can devote much more time to art!
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