Sunday, July 6, 2014

She has hair!

It's been a while. I haven't done a whole lot but I have finally finished one of my portrait studies!

I had started this one a while ago but was too afraid to try and finish it. Hair can be terrifying! Anyway, this is the incomplete study.


And this is the finished piece.

Do you see the difference in picture quality?! I wish I could say that it's my radiant talent shining through but I must confess it's Derek's crazy scanning skills. I scanned the first one and he the second.  Who knew scanning pictures was so involved? Thankfully, the second scan is a lot closer to the actual portrait so Derek saved the bacon with that one.

I really love doing this and I want to keep going.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fun Night Out

I haven't given much time to writing or drawing lately; actually not for a long time, a very long time. I just seem to be overly busy all the time and haven't figured out the balancing act yet. Last Friday I had a wonderful chance to get my creative groove on! Mom and Ashley found a place here in town called Wine and Design. They provide all the materials you would need to paint a picture and even some art instruction. You bring some refreshments and have a great time. I was able to go with Momma, Ashely, McKinley and Kari. It was so nice to go and have fun without worrying about making things perfect, or even good, but just enjoy painting. We had a blast, and it's inspired me to practice a lot more. I always seem to forget how much I love art until I come back to it. You think I would learn. I'm just glad it's always there waiting for me. Here's the picture I painted:

I hope we can go again soon!