Monday, September 15, 2014

Milk & Honey

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ceramics by James and Tilla Waters

Beautiful work by James and Tilla Waters. More here.


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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hand painted fabric

I went to a hand painted fabric class at French General. The instructor was the artist Cathy Callahan. Above are a few of my experiments with paint and fabric. Fun.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Two ways

This is what happened when I started painting with gouache and water colors (bottom picture). I created something beautiful in a more controlled environment for me (top picture). You can tell I feel much more comfortable with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop than painting by hand. Not sure I would get there without the original though, but still the end result is so different. I would love to have the choice of correcting shapes, colors and positions when painting by hand, but I guess you get control over time, like everything else in life. I have to say that it was a blast doing them both. Maybe this is the way to go, creating two arts and choose my favorite. I wonder if I'll ever choose my hand painting over the computer version, time will tell.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A new adventure

I'm embarking on a new journey to learn how to paint with water colors. I'm going to practice by myself by drawing and painting using water colors, gouache, pens and what ever makes me happy. The next step will be to take an actual class.