Friday, October 17, 2014

I am the Diva Challenge 189: "Yuma"

 For those of you who don't know, on I Am The Diva's Challenge, the first Monday of the month is set aside for UMT ( use my tangle) - a tangle designed by someone who is a Zentangler.  This weeks tangle is called YUMA and it was designed by Tina Akua, Certified Zentangle Teacher.

For my challenge I used 6" x 6" white drawing paper and black and brown Micron Pigma drawing pens.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Class Paintings of Ozee's Old Truck

We had 5 in our watercolor class this evening and they worked on Ozee's truck painting.  They have not finished, but boy - they sure have a good start!!!  They did great work tonight for 3 hours straight - not an easy project.  We all had a nice glass of River Red wine from Marietta, Ohio, compliments of my daughter, Beth, and enjoyed great conversation, too.

Ozee's Old Truck

This vintage truck painting is due to the kindness of "Ozee" who has allowed me to use his wonderful photograph.  I found him on the internet.

This painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I used Indian Red as the primary color in the truck and I dulled down the greens by using sap green  and cerulean blue.  I introduced a lot of muted colors into the house - Payne's grey, cerulean blue, Indian red, and a little cobalt blue.

My class knows that I always have to throw in a vintage truck every now and then - so this will be a lesson for my class.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I Am The Diva Challenge 188: National Coming Out Day

The Diva's Challenge is to recognize National Coming Out Day...she received this nice note from a young man:

 "I think it would be a good way to further inspire tanglers and raise awareness if you considered a challenge to somehow put some aspect of LGBT in a tile. Perhaps using the colors of the rainbow, or using tangles that start with L, G, B, and T, or using those letters as a string? "

So - this is my answer to the challenge - lots of color representing the rainbow and an abstract-type of rainbow over the color.  I used Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper 8" x 2" and used transparent watercolors and Micron-pigma black pens.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pears and Lace

This is the painting that I have prepared to teach this Monday evening at Riverside Art Center. 

 It is a transparent watercolor which is painted on 140 lb. hot-pressed Canson's watercolor paper.  I made a mistake and used the hot-pressed side instead of the cold-pressed side and lived to regret it.  This was so hard to paint on hot-pressed paper.  I must be sure that my students use the cold.  

The crocheted doily was difficult to paint because it didn't all come together until after it was almost all painted and I added the details and the dark bottom.  This is a challenge, but I know my students will handle it well.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Am the Diva Challenge #187

The challenge this week is to start with a blind string - actually blind - not looking when you draw it!  I added the line outside after I drew the string.
This is 6" x 6" and is on good white drawing paper and I used Micron Pigma black pens - .005, .01 and .05.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 30: Zentangle Inspired Art Design

Yipee!  This is day 30 and I made it in spite of some pretty big hurdles like my dear husband being hospitalized 2 weeks ago.  He is doing fine, but it took some juggling to get everything done during the time he was in the hospital.

This design is drawn from the design on a gift bag received from a good friend, Rosie.    It is not exactly the type of design used in Zentangles - more of the type of designs found in tole painting in the 70's, but it did make a pretty design with the addition of tangles.

This Zentangle Inspired Art  is 6 inches x 6 inches and is done on good white drawing paper with Micron-Pigma pens and Prismacolor colored pencils.