Friday, November 29, 2019

Just Like A Sunflower

“Look at its shape, with vibrant yellows and oranges.
A sunflower can brighten your day.
It's as if it is smiling like a happy face painted on the sun.
So if you do only one thing all day, let it be to smile, so you can brighten the day of others around you, just like the sunflower.”
😊 🌻 ~ Bodhi Smith🌻💛

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Overnight Success

"It takes twenty years to become an overnight success."
~ E. Cantor


"The idea that success can happen overnight is a myth. You have to work for it."

Even if you are creating art as a pleasant pastime or hobby, starting off with a beginning art foundation provides practical tools and understanding that can be used with any medium or subject. Being introduced to the "primary" rules about color, values and harmony, through learning to draw and really see, will give you a deeper level of  involvement, dexterity, and enjoyment. Because you had to learn to walk before you could run; it is the same in art; you have to learn the rules before you can break them. Just like in cooking, you have to learn how to read a recipe, work the equipment, select your cookware and utensils and gather your ingredients before you can cook a gourmet meal! 

"Artists get better by sharpening their skills or by acquiring new ones;
they get better by learning to work, and by learning from their work."
~ D. Bayles, T. Orland

Since I was on a roll after drawing every day in June, July and August
I signed up for another 30 Day Challenge, called the 30 Day Creative Gathering,
hosted by Sheila Delgado.




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P.S.
All my paintings and drawings are available for purchase.
Contact me with your inquiries about details and prices, thanks.




Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Challenge, Process & Progress

"I’ve found that there have to be at least three prerequisites to motivation for the artist. They are; challenge, process, and the feeling of progress. Without challenge, the muse dies.  If an artist underestimates capability or goes too long with outworn motifs, interest fades and motivation fails. Complexity, nuance, even novelty, need to be consciously added to the mix."
~ Robert Genn

This is the second half of a collection of paintings and drawings that
I created every day in September 2019. 

#17 - 6 x 6" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#18 - 6 x 6" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#19 - 6 x 6" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#20 - 6 x 6" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#21 - 5 x 7" Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper, matted to 8 x 10"


#22 - 6 x 8" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#23 - 6 x 6" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#24 - 6 x 6" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag


#25 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#26 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black

#27 - 5 x 7" Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper, matted to 8 x 10"

#28 - 6 x 8" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black

#29 - Drawing done in Photoshop for upcoming Halloween class.

#30 - Drawing done in Photoshop for upcoming Halloween class.




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P.S.
All my paintings and drawings are available for purchase.
Contact me with your inquiries and I'll get back to you with details and prices.


During the summer of 2019, I drew every day.
You can see all 92 drawings and paintings that were created and posted here.
And then, at the beginning of September, I signed up for another challenge for the next 30 days.
It is called the 30 Day Creative Gathering, hosted on facebook by Sheila Delgado.
This made it 122 consecutive days of creating and I think it's a record for me.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Key To Motivation

"Desire is the key to motivation,
but it's determination and commitment
to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal
- a commitment to excellence -
that will enable you to attain
the success you seek."
~Mario Andretti

This is the first half of a collection of paintings and drawings 
that were created every day in September 2019.

12 x 12" Acrylic Pour with Alcohol Ink • Available by Sandy Sandy


#2 - 'Parisian Window' ~ 6 x 6" alcohol ink on ceramic tile.


#3 ~ Pearlescent Alcohol Ink on black vinyl


#4 - Pearlescent Alcohol Ink on black vinyl


#5 ~ 'Anniversary Bouquet' ~ 9 x 9" watercolor in 140 lb Coldpress


#7 - 5.5 x 7" Watercolor on Med. Wt. Yupo paper


#6 - 5.5 x 7" Watercolor on 140 lb Arches coldpress cotton rag


#8 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#9 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#10 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#11 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#12 - 5 x 7" Alcohol Ink and Ink Pen Sketch on Yupo Paper


#13 - 5 x 7" Alcohol Ink and Ink Pen sketch on Yupo paper


#14 - 11 x 14" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#15 - 5 x 7" Metallic Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black


#16 - 5 x 7" Watercolor and Pen & Ink Sketch on Coldpress Cotton Rag

During the summer of 2019, I drew everyday. Once you make it a habit, it's a breeze.
You can see all 92 drawings and paintings that were created and posted here.

And at the beginning of September, signed up for another challenge for the next 30 days.
It's called the 30 Day Creative Gathering hosted by Sheila Delgado.
You can find out more about it on facebook here.


X ♥  O
P.S.
All my paintings and drawings are available for purchase.
Contact me with your inquiries and I'll get back to you with details and prices.