Drawing to Painting…Finished at last

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Well I finally finished the painting. Although I must admit it was mostly finished when I put up the last post, but I needed to do some finishing touches which was why I didn’t upload the whole project last time.

I used mainly Acrylic paints, black charcoal for the shadowed areas and black art pen for the fine lines. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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Something of My Own…drawing to painting

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Well I’m going to show you something of my own once again. I have once again done a project and documented it with photos from beginning to end.

I started with an old tray I was given a very long time ago. It seriously needed a make-over after so many years of use. So I’ve taken that tray to re-finish it with a new painting. My inspiration is one of those wooden place mats you can get with a painting already on it. You know, the ones where they’ve painted things you find in the kitchen like vinegar bottles, oil bottles, fruit, etc.

In my first post I’ll take you from the original tray to the drawing on the tray.

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Canadian Artist of the Month…Theresa Young

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This month I have chosen a very different type of artist. Her name is Theresa Young. She seems to combine two different styles using realistic yet very contemporary, with vibrant colours and an ethereal feeling.  I love the flow of her lines and the beautiful detail of the end results. In the samples I’ve chosen you will also see some black and white pieces that I love for their intricate lines and realistic faces. But enough about how I feel, here is a short bio of the artist.

Theresa Young started painted in oils at the age of eight and sold pastel and charcoal portraits from the age of fourteen.  She later took private art lessons with two professional artists on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  These lessons resulted in her  mature style which integrated both approaches into itself in different ways.  Other artists that influenced Theresa are H.R. Giger, Salvador Dali and Gervasio Gallardo.

For a more in-depth bio and more fabulous pieces of art visit Theresa’s website http://www.teresa-young.net/.

Here are just a few samples of her work. Enjoy!

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Canadian Artist of the Month…Erica Messing

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This month’s artist was recommended to me by a friend. She lives right here in my home town of Victoria, BC.  I love the way she mixes her colours so that the rocks are blue instead of grey and how everything has a vibrance to it even the most stormy pieces. Here is a little bit about the artist.

Erica is  mostly self-taught; aside from a very informative couple of years in Jean Bachynski’s art classes in high school in Winnipeg, her art instruction consisted of absorbing whatever she could from her  talented and educated sisters, and from obsessively reading books and attending workshops.

Erica has dabbled in different painting media (watercolours, oils, ink), but loves acrylics for their versatility and the vibrant colours and textures which she uses to their full extent. If you would like to know more about Erica and view more art work, visit her website http://www.ericamessing.com/

Here are  just a few samples of paintings by Erica Messing.

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Canadian Artist of the Month…Christine Poulin

This month I chose Christine Poulin because she was referred to me by another artist and that to me is as big a compliment  you can get, to be referred by one of your peers. I went to Christine’s web site and found that I liked her art very much. I … Continue reading

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