Monday, October 16, 2006

Art WEekenD with my sis. It was filled with laughter, making art, antiqueing, and generally solving the worlds problems.... Our Collage workshop was fun for all, I think. We got some great results. We brought tons of stuff to create with, gave a few instructions, and then turned them loose. We had some fabulous results. Here are some of the backgrounds, and a few with focal points added. They turned out great, and everyone seemed inspired to continue this with their students when they get back to the classroom.
Our travels took us to the little town of Blackwater, population 199, where we made a few friends, and enjoyed some antique shopping and bratwurst. What a fabulous weekend, love you, sis.......

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Day 1- part 2

Getting farther along

Portrait study, day 1

New portrait, day 1:
This is mainly glazes so far.... It's hard to find the exact look, do you want muted, or contrasted values?? I'm still not sure which.... If you only use glazes, it seems soft, but then again, I'm so used to having definate darks and lights that I can't seem to give up the high contrast.. which do you think is best??

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Changed this a bit, what do you think?

I've been looking at this too long. HELP- can anyone give me some constructive advice ?
Do I need to change the background color? How about the values? enough contrast? Be honest and tell me what you think. I can't tell anymore, my eyes are weary...... thanks in advance!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Portrait in glaze, with a twist

This portrait is started with the glaze technique, but this time I used the method I was teaching my students the other day. We were working first in black and white conte crayon (on pastel paper) drawing a simple still life of forms lit by a single light source. When complete, they used warm colors in the lighted areas, and cool colors in the shaded areas, for added depth. Here is my portrait, and some of the students finished pieces. I thought they did a Great job. !!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Famous St. Louis Artist !!

Here is the great article about Denise Lombardozzi that was the feature article of the style section of our Post-Dispatch Newspaper today..... Hey, Denise!!