Attended a workshop with Tracy Verdugo. Tracy is a fantastic international artist, a great teacher, and a kindred spirit. I was fortunate to spend 3 days in her class and learned so much! One of the greatest experiences for me personally was learning to let go and take my art in new directions. Here are some examples:
6 small mix media paintings on watercolor paper
18x24 mixed media on watercolor paper "Below the Surface"
The work shop with Tracy (Tracy Verdugo) was one of the best I have ever participated in. Tracy has such a beautiful spirit and it shows in her art as well as the way she teaches. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
This is the final painting I produced during the work show (one of 8!):
There are a few minor things I want to do with it, but I already love it. Working with acrylic inks for the first time and I am in love with the colors!!
I started a new thing. I love art journals and I am always looking for places I can draw or doodle in. So I decided to make some myself. Here are some of my first attempts. I especially like the two on the right because they will lay totally flat. I make pages from drawing and watercolor paper for the inside to be able to use different media.
Designed for a miniature challenge for local artists on Facebook. The only rule was that it couldn't be bigger than 12'x12". This is a triptych of 3-4"x4" drawings, paper mounted to cradle board. Dark grey Canson paper and metallic Prismacolor pencils.
Another view of my latest project. I wanted to show the difference when using solvent with colored pencils.
The solvent I use is "Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner." You still need a good amount of CP pigment on the paper before you can use it. Experiment first on a small area, if you are not sure if the amount of pigment on your paper is enough. The nice thing with solvent is that you can work on top of it either while it's still wet, or after it has dried.