Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Day 42 of TaLent



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Monday, March 30, 2015

Day 41 of TaLent



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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Day 40 of TaLent



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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Day 38 of TaLent

When painting the heart, I noticed one of the little vignettes had the most wonderful coloring. I've tried to duplicate it, but paint flows differently when you try to cover a larger area!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 37 of TaLent

Ha ha! I'm now caught up with my back-blogging. This is a real post from today!

I'm still loving the watercolors, but it has been brought to my attention that I do a lot of little houses. There's nothing wrong with the little houses - even from the people who brought it up - and I'm good with them, but I think the time has come to give myself a few other things to work on art-wise.

I gave my curly book away at Christmas time and have wanted to make a new one for quite a while now. And now is when I finally started one.

I think I need to make a tutorial of this!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 36 of TaLent (because the 40 went out the window in the harsh glare of Catholic Counting)

The heart that I made earlier this month was at the top of the in-progress pile on the dryer (just go with it). The blue smudge had been transformed into a wash around the entire heart. It still looked weird, so I added a line-vine. Still not enough. Martha Stewart says that more is better, so I decided to put that advice to work with this vine.

It's more vine!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 35 of 40 Days of TaLent

I noticed that my numbering of Lent days isn't matching up with when Easter is. Upon mentioning this to my Catholic friend, Liz, she told me that Catholics don't count Sundays in the 40 days.

That was news to me. And it's not like they get the time off as a cheat day.

So... I will be doing all the days of Lent and it will be 46 days more or less. And we'll pretend we don't notice. Or that Catholics can't count properly.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Day 34 of 40 Days of TaLent

I feel like this turned out very well. There is definite potential!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Day 33 of 40 Days of TaLent

I love Geninne Zlatkis' art and have coveted (in a good way) her art supplies. I think it's a projection of my envy for her focus and talent, but who has time for psychoanalysis, right? Anyway, I saved up my money and bought a paintbox, just like hers. After all, if I have the same art supplies, I will have some of the same mojo, right? (Who says master's degree Mormon librarians can't be superstitious?) Anyway, I got out all the tubes of paint I've bought and saved and used over the years and sorted them into color groupings and tossed the so-dried-out-that-I-can't-use-them-anymore ones. Then I made a little color chart of all the ones I had left so I could put them in order and choose which ones to put in my new paintbox. It holds 48 half-pans so I figured I wouldn't need more than that.

How wrong I was. (Someone is a little promiscuous with her paint-buying.) ANYHOO, I chose my favorite 48 (I will NOT tell how many other colors I had that there wasn't room for in the box even though there are still 2 empty spaces) and put them in the box.

It took H.O.U.R.S.

At the end of the day, I only had a little energy left to make this:

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day 32 of 40 Days of TaLent

I'm trying a square layout for a quote. It feels funny not posting a painting, but I only have a little bit of time in the evenings and I get sleepy before too long. Tonight is just a picture of a draft drawing...

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Day 30 of 40 Days of TaLent

Back to a simple composition. I'm enjoying using my white pen to make accents...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day 28 of 40 Days of TaLent

Why, yes, I do use my washing machine as a table for my painting. And I take pictures at night. Under a fluorescent light. I need to start scanning them!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Day 26 of 40 Days of TaLent

I am not sure about how I like this. The line drawings always look wonderful, but I struggle with the coloring in my painting. *sigh*

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Day 25 of 40 Days of TaLent

I love this scripture and have kicked around ideas for making a set of folded books with the words. It's much easier to create a quote in watercolor!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Day 23 of 40 Days of TaLent

I used to do calligraphy and quotes years ago. With all the beautiful modern calligraphy/script being done now, I want to try my hand at it again!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Day 21 of 40 Days of TaLent

Here's a detail of the larger picture of all the little houses:

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Oh, look! Houses! Original...

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In progress:


Monday, March 9, 2015

Day 20 of 40 Days of TaLent

Slowly, but surely, these things get done. It's like reading - sometimes you can't read just one book. I can't work on just one painting!

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Day 19 of 40 Days of TaLent

Okay, so I'm trying to fix this:

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And a peek at the "in-progress" pile.

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