Sunday, May 22, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

I have been so, so busy.  So much going on in my life right now, with transitions and dynamics changing.  There are so many blogs I want to visit and catch up with, but it may have to wait a bit.  Our internet has been going super slow, which has also made it difficult to keep in touch with everyone.

But in the meantime, I did have a bit of time to do a drawing while I was watching a movie. Some movies, even cheesy ones, can be inspiring!
Sky Pirate

I hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to visiting you soon.
  Have a truly pleasant day!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Playing With Ink and Other Things!

A couple of pictures that I created with ink.  I had fun letting the ink run down the papers and creating little pools.

This is a new picture I'm working on.  I'm kind of letting it evolve.  Not really sure where I'm going with it yet.  

This is it for now!  What are you working on?

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Straight Lines

I have been commissioned to do a painting project for a local business and I've been working on it now for a bit of time.  Trying to squeeze in time each day.  The business has recently remodeled and they now have a very groovy 70's look going.  Of course, they had an idea in mind of what they wanted, so I drew a few ideas and presented them.  This project calls for a lot of straight lines, having to measure everything so it is proportional and keeping my paint within the boundaries.  This has been tough.  I am a draw outside the lines kind of girl.  Weirdly, I had fully intended becoming an architect when I was young, but I now realize why that wouldn't have worked for me.  All of those excruciatingly straight lines and measurements.  Although, I am quite thrilled to have this project and I am enjoying the process, I am rather anxious at this point to finish it.  I prefer lines that flow and have no rhyme or reason.  I will share pictures once I'm done. Wish me luck!!
On that note and speaking of groovy,  I thought I'd share a few pictures from an artist/architect,  Bruce Goff.

His artwork was on display not too long ago and my friend and I went to see it.  Amazing!!  He took architecture to a new level.  These are just a smidge of his designs, I encourage you to look him up on google images.  He was definitely ahead of his time and maybe even a little, out of this world.  He had many fantastic designs that never became reality.  His  architecture was very organic and unique.

His artwork was just as unique and incredible as his architecture.  I couldn't find many images of it though.  He did a series of paintings to go along with a poem, The Drunken Boat. The paintings took him 25 years to complete.  They're spectacular, if you ever get a chance to go see them, I recommend it. You won't be disappointed.
Well, it's a very gorgeous day out, I'm going to grab my canvas, paints, ruler (bah) and head out to the back deck!  Have a wonderful day!