Saturday, June 2, 2018

FUN! FUN! and something NEW!

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"



Sunday, May 27, 2018

Workshop with Tracy Verdugo

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!!


Number 2 in Series

A little tweaking is needed but not much more.  The photo really does not do it justice. It's one of those very difficult to photograph drawing.

Ashley





Monday, April 16, 2018

Calling it done!

Here is the latest in a new series I am starting. No title yet*, all colors pencil.

* revised title: Kandyce and Dallas

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Art Journals (cont.)

I love working in my art journal when I need a brake from drawing. Here are a couple of pages:



Oops! Just something else I do for a break, crochet or knit. The is a blanket I am working on ;)




Thursday, February 8, 2018

From Journal to Final Paper (continued)

Here is the final drawing! It will be entered into the Shreveport Arts Council "Critical Mass" exhibit.
The final title is "REBIRTH".





Thursday, December 14, 2017

Art Journals

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.




from journal to final paper..


First the idea as I draw it in my art journal...

Then the start of the drawing on 20x26 Canson paper























another acrylic plus...

"Interference"
16x20 mixed media

Monday, November 27, 2017

W.I.P in Acrylic

It's been a while since I have work with acrylics but my inner dragon told me it is time! So this is the latest WIP. Acrylic, gel medium, and black gesso on canvas - so far.




A little different...


I don't have a title for this piece, just a small glimpse of a more surrealistic side of me. And it sold already!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

what I am working on....

Colored pencils and solvent. Love the way it is "unfolding"...

a prolific summer so far....

"Overshadowed"
colored pencils and solvent on paper
20x26








This one sold before I had it finished.


"Wild Fire"
Acrylic on Canvas
16x20


Sunday, May 28, 2017

It has a life of its own...

This one I started several months ago. I lost interest and put it away. Now it reappears and turns into something different.









Primordial Soup
18x24
CP and solvent

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Facebook Challenge


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.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dark Backgrounds

Something new and a little different. Experimenting with dark paper backgrounds and metallic colored pencils.












"MEDITATION"
8x10
Cason Mi-Teintes paper in charcoal gray
Prismacolor colored pencils

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Studio Buddy

It's been a while since I have posted a picture of my studio buddy.  He hates having his picture taken, but he gets along really well with my studio dragon :)

Cyrus, the 8 year old Great Dane


Thursday, November 17, 2016

To solvent or not...

Before using solvent

After using solvent
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.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Before and After



Just showing the difference solvents can make. They also allow me to work much larger without going insane! ;)