Sunday, July 24, 2011

Road Trip, New Work In Progress & Art Resource of the Week

Hello Everyone!
Well, we finally got back from our 2 week road trip on the 18th. I have a few photos to share of the  wedding, reunion and the view back home. We had a lot of fun and it was great to meet some new faces.

ROAD TRIP

The wedding was held at the Butterfly Pavilion in Elkton, Oregon
Jordan and Thomas Lee  
The first time I have been to a wedding where they included communion.
It was awesome to see them include God firsthand.

The reunion was down at K-Falls and the girls had fun.
Melissa and Mariah
Jennifer and Melissa

Melissa on the Climbing Wall
Along the Willamette River on the way back home

Willamette River, just outside of Pleasant Hill, Oregon  
Just outside of Pleasant Hill, Oregon.  

WORK IN PROGRESS
My current work in progress. Presently working on the wolf and shirt. Inspired by sketchfest prompt - modern day red riding hood.
Title: Red
Medium: Color Pencil
Red
"Red"  Work in Progress



ART RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Here is a site on "How to Get Started in Colored Pencil" by Tiffanie Grey
http://immortalmoments.tntcreationz.com/Tutorials/CPTuts/HowtoCP2.htm
Great info on different types of pencils and papers.

I hope everyone is having a great summer!
Take Care!
Carol

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July! ~ New Work, Work in Progress, & Resource of the Week


For all who celebrate it, I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!
It's hard to believe it's already July. Time just flies.
So sorry I haven't been posting as of late. I have been having some breathing problems, and just found out, about a week or so ago, that  I have asthma. Not much fun, the doctor has me on an inhaler now, but will be going into a specialist at the end of the month.

NEW WORK
I finished up a new piece the other day. Inspired by a prompt at Ellen Million's Sketchfest http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/
and the Christian fantasy book "Taliesin" by Stephen Lawhead. There is something about the skies and heavens that really get my muse going. Love watching the clouds form and the stars at night.
Medium: Color Pencil and gouache
Size: 5.0" x 7.5"
Original for sale at sketchfest
http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestart.php?id=2877
Reference: Model pose http://faestock.deviantart.com/

The Prophecy

 

WORK IN PROGRESS
I have a new work in progress. Also inspired by a  prompt at Ellen Millions Sketchfest  http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/ - a modern day Red Riding Hood.
Title: Red
Medium: Color Pencil
Red


RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Online Colored Pencil Painting School
Teaches using a online personal schooling and specializes in the latest techniques developed specifically for colored pencil painting.