Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Year of the Dragon



Jan 23rd is the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Dragon. In celebration (and because I just read the Inheritance Cycle- a series about dragons & their riders- THAT I LOVED) I decided to challenge myself to painting a few dragons this weekend. I think they turned out alright considering I've never even sketched one of these creatures before.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Self Portrait 2 of 30

Well, between last night and this morning, I ruined 2 watercolor self portraits.

When I set out for the third I decided to try using purple as a base coat- I think it turned out surprisingly well.







Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Goals: Portraits and Grad School?

Most of us make Resolutions for the New Year.

Here are a few of my 2012 Art Resolutions. Im writing them here to help me stick to them.

30 Self Portraits

Why? Well, Im turning 30 this year. I refuse to hide from this or be sad about it. I am happier now than any other time in my life and I think this new decade might be the best decade yet.
I also think challenging myself to 30 portraits will challenge me to create in new ways.


GRAD School

This year I WILL figure out if pursuing an MFA is something that I should do, and if so- I WILL figure out what I need to do to get into Grad School.

I am hoping these 2 goals will propel me closer to where I want to be artisticly.

Acrylics


SO many fantastic artists paint with Acrylics: Dan May, Jessey Schaudt, and
Mark Elliott to name a few. I plan to expand my talent with acrylics this year.