Monday, 28 April 2014

A lot of Art Lessons

Oh dear, a bit behind with the blogging I see.  But I have not been slacking on the art front, loving the Obsessions Mixed Media with Gulfsprite - above is my latest inspiration from the last lesson - Its a self portrait attempt before we were taught to do it, knowing it was coming up I had a go - my friend says it does look like me so thats a start.
Here is the 'work in progress' of this weeks lesson, going to be finished in oils which I am really looking forward too, but having to await their arrival before I can finish off, and some new brushes to apply it with.
I am really loving these mixed media backgrounds we have been taught, I even ordered a new journal so I can practice some more.. still not enough hours in the day though.  I am also studying two books, one is portraits were I had a try at my husband and dog (he's not seen it yet LOL)
It can only get better right?  Next time use softer lines, yes I know that now...
My other teaching book is on Charcoal, I love charcoal and pastel - luckily I can do these together in time, such an interesting medium and when studied that there is so much more to it than just scribbling with some vine or refining with a charcoal pencil its fascinating, here is one of my latest practice pages..
Again not enough hours in the day, and its getting too warm in there in the day and I dont have the right lighting for evening work.  I have a plan to sort all that out soon, so fingers crossed.  I really need to be able to spend more time in my studio, so changes need to be made to that end.


  1. Fabulous Lynda! The mixed media backgrounds are so vibrant and I think the self portraits are brilliant, they do look like you from the photos I've seen.
    Hope you manage to get your studio set up so you can get as much art time as possible :)

  2. Thank you Dawn. Yes, all will be sorted soon.