Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blind Contour Friday ~ Week 3

Here is the blind contour drawing for week 3 which is being hosted by Diahn. It is of a "Lady's Head Vase" with flowers which is one of my favorite pieces given to me by my Mother.

I have attached a photo of the vase for anyone who isn't familiar with Lady Head Vases. The flowers are the original ones that came with the vase many years ago.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Facebook First Annual Autumn Art Competition

Here is the link to the Facebook First Annual Autumn Art Competition. Entries must be posted by noon on October 31st. Original work must have been completed during the month of October 2009.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Blind Contour Friday ~ Week 2

Since I usually draw and paint in great detail I wasn't sure how I would feel about participating in the weekly Blind Contour Drawing hosted by Diahn but I am having fun. I find myself thinking throughout the week about what I can draw next. I was in a hurry this morning as I left for work I forgot to pick up something to draw...I copied Diahn and drew my left hand...HeHeHe. If you aren't participating you are missing out on the fun!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I think I am finished with this guy. He is actually more teal than the blue in this photo.
I will set him aside where I can see him for a few days just in case I am missing something and then on to the crystal vase.

Blind Contour Friday

I am a few days late but here is my blind contour drawing of a twig pumpkin I use for fall decoration.

Hop on over to Diahn's blog where she is hosting Blind Contour Fridays and join in the fun.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crystal Vase

While I am finishing the last details on the rooster I have also been working on the line drawing for the Crystal Vase. I want to have a simply detailed line drawing of this vase on file so that when I want to paint it in the future it will not have to be redrawn.

I have another painting "on the drawing board," so to speak and will show photos when it is further along.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Progress

I have removed the masking fluid
and still have work to do especially
on the eye area. After that I will start
on the background and then layer
the feathers until I reach the correct

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Colorful Plumage

I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated to put paint to paper since I have painted so many flowers. I am really enjoying working on this handsome creature with all his colorful plumage. I will post more as I make progress.

Have a great rest of the weekend!