Friday, February 26, 2016

She Just Smiled

Often times I feel like I need to narrow my playing field. It seems every month it gets broader and broader. It's always hard to totally let go of the old or is it to just be shelved for a bit?

The past two years my curiosity has been peaked about mixed media. Sketching and painting and collaging. I've dabbled just enough to be dangerous. Or just enough to photograph work and then alter it digitally.  To be honest I really don't have a clue about what I'm doing. Perhaps I should take a beginners course just to learn exactly what type of paint and ink works with what and all the rules that apply, like when to use gesso on your paper first and when not to. 

I'm always needing a challenge of some sort and this year I signed up for a few drawing/painting classes. And they weren't beginner ones. There are other beginners in them but it's such a struggle to be a beginner. And there is no undo button to click on that paper. 
The sketching part is not so bad. Putting all the parts together is a challenge. Like making the eyes not look like they belong to two people. 
Adding a little water to it was... well.... let's say a learning experience. What did I learn? I'm still not sure. 

I keep asking "her" why I'm doing this. 
She hasn't given an answer except to smile and turn back to sketching.

Real paint and paper edited in iColorama, plus sketch and watercolor, then edited in Procreate and Leonardo.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! I't s time for flowerbed cleaning around here!


  1. Why are you doing art? Because you have to. It is so evident in your blog that you are an artist and you were meant to be an artist.

  2. Go you girl! There is nothing wrong with trying new things and stretching yourself, hard as it is.

  3. Roxi I absolutely love this! I had no idea you were taking drawing and painting classes but they certainly complement your other artistic talents. You are just a born artist my friend, and your style is perfect for mixed-media!


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