Monday, January 31, 2011
So I am gonna keep on.
This also celebrates, because of Art-A-Day last January 2010, me doing some sort of art everyday for 13 MONTHS!! so since Janaury 2010, I have either painted, sketched, or varnished a painting everyday. I admit that some of those days were extremely light on art, but art none the less. I may not make it everyday in the rest of 2011. But I will try. :)) Hooray
Did you notice it? I spelled my last name wrong because I was focused on signing it in an "edgy" way to match the rough print style. Its Sarah Bosserman not Bossermam
Oh Well, I doubt this picture will go any farther than my fridge!
The battery housing will be encased in copper. Hope to pull off something of an Art Deco look. Question - do I use the Sony shoulder strap or something fancier?
So far we have the innards pretty near done.
I learned about the Art-A-Day blog late last year. It has been a lot of fun, I have met new people, well, not really "new" people, I don't think anyway. None of you are really "new," are you? I know I'm not!
Anyway, it seems to me there is something here that should be carried on rather than let die for the next 11 months. "509 Art," needs exposure everywhere it can be obtained and this is one of those places.
Maybe a new look with another blog, "509 Art-A-Day," announcing monthly themes like: something "green," scenes through doors, hobbies, vacation scenes, grapes, wines, wineries, local landscapes, flowers, coffee mugs, nudes, urban sketches, etc.
This has been a lot of fun this month and I, for one, would like to see it continue on.
How about you?
"Sketchbook with Coffee on the Edge"
"Blonde with Hotlips"
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Well it's time to let my hair down and doodle for a while. So that's what I did. Having a little fun while sports or something similar was on tv. It's a real grab bag here, a couple more of the winged heart motif's, a swirly rose, and a hand raised in gratitude. I love the lyrical quality there ... makes me think of a henna pattern one might get inked on their hands. And then finally the little man (below): as you can see he got alarmed when I tried to close the book for the evening ... "don't close me off, he cried!" (perhaps he and Sarah's little fish man could get together and discuss life between the pages).
Hello all! Did you enjoy your Sunday?
After all that stimulating lemon tea, I sat down and knocked out this little portrait. It's of a goldfish Businessman. He is the CEO of a successful edible-seaweed food chain, and his name is Linus. Isn't he smart looking with his green tie and black suit?
I painted Linus on a tiny canvas, which is why his portrait was so quick! This isn't the only tiny portrait I done, the first one being this. I'm thinking that I'll make a bunch of these tiny portraites and hang them in a grouping on a wall...
Thanks for organizing this Bobi and for including me - I had a blast!! It's been such a pleasure seeing everyone's journey and art. I'm seriously inspired!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
So, the hardest part of this sketch is those doggone glasses. Wow, you know it really pays to go slow in the beginning and get the basic structures down well.
I didn't want to spend a lot of time, I figured I can get it right first time this time.
Oh well, I haven't done graphite portraits for a looooong time and I really like doing them. So, this is it for today here at Art-A-Day.
btw: This is supposed to be a fairly famous actor who is up for a Best Supporting Role this year. Can you identify him?
graphite, 4x5, Super Aquabee Sketchbook
(BTW, not much from me recently as I came down with the stomach flu on Thursday. Finally feeling like a human again today.)
Friday, January 28, 2011
I'm escaping to the studio to unravel my mind..., i hope, i hope, i hope...
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Part of this triptych was started the end of last year, and finished in January (the two on the right). The third one (left) was started and completed this month. They each measure 2ft x 4ft in size. It's a size I'm really enjoying. Unfortunately they are not a gallery wrap canvas, so will need to seek out a form of framing or mounting. They are meant to hang separately, rather than connected together. The landscapes are ethereal and all have a spiritual representation. The rose has an unfinished portion near the bottom, that I've finally grown comfortable with. I struggled to consider the rose part of the trio, but once I've had them arranged together in this way, they seem to complete each other. They are titled, "Beyond the Bounds of Earth" ... "Acceptance" ... "Blessings Float on Love's Wings".
So, this soccer mom saw some of my stuff and told me she would like me to paint a pic of her daughter playing soccer.
I took some personal liberties with it and charged her enough for a couple tanks of gasoline, at today's prices, and I never heard from her again.
Either I charged her too much, or she didn't like the painting, afterall there's not a blade of green grass, or blue sky, anywhere. Or both. Oh well.
watercolor, 9x12, Arches
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Had a fun day, and delivered 3 paintings to the Mercer Estates Winery in Prosser. I've not been there before and so it's fun to be part of that. They have this gigantic wall, that is covered with a clay surface treatment. Very beautiful. I have no idea how they manage to hang art on these walls, they are using nails. Will post a picture of the display once it is hung.
This from a few years ago, but since I'm looking at it today, I'm thinking it qualifies, for Art-A-Day, right?
This is white charcoal,only, on black paper and I have the entire series of the Beatles done as such. The images were all inspired by their first American album, "Meet the Beatles," where they are all four shown with that marvelous side light on their faces.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Step 1: After the canvas was toned in blue, shapes were blocked in.
Step 2: The nose and lips were defined and shadows are forming.
Step 3: Dark values were filled in and the hair (blue is still leftover
Step 4: Eyes defined and skin modeled. The original painting's model