"I like the expression on Mandela's face - I think you captured that really well and it's certainly obvious who the portrait is even if you hadn't listed his name in the ref link. One thing that's caught really well, too, is…"
"Here's another try. Use soft and hard edges. Soft edges push back and hard edges pull forwards. Warm colours pull forwarda nd cool back. So, the warm colour in your background may npot be too useful. I would use an overall darker background in…"
"A great expression, well done. I think you've got the basic idea, that from is described with values. It may be a matter of confidence. My teacher used to encourage me not to be afraid of using those darks. I would encourage to keep on with…"
"Thank you, Alisa
It is easier to build a kiln for pottery but it becomes much more complex when firing glass. Things are looking good for buying a kiln but will definitely look into it. Appreciate the input :)"
"I know this discussion is a bit old, but thought I'd add my 2 cents worth ;)
I've seen hand built kilns and instructions for such all over the net. One of my favorite ones was a lady I used to rent studio time from who'd…"
Good Afternoon or is it nighttime over there? I have been observing an artist and have my paint running through my veins. Unfortunately my ironing awaits me and I am behind after having one of my daughters visit for five days.
I will get busy before this weekend and hopefully have something to put on my spot of fame. lol
Do you work or is your work being a full time artist. I have always admired those that take that time to be an artist at all times. I have an artist heart and mind but I am also a caregiver when needed, which seems like all the time.
My husband keeps after me to get on my art and someone calls for help and I have a servants heart sooooo guess what I do!
Do you have a husband and children and family close by? Mine are spread out so it is about six months before I see three of them and the fourth one lives close by.
We have four children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren so needless to say I keep busy all the time. Too busy at things that keep me from art. We have a wonderful relationship with all the family and so spreading ourselves thin sometimes or seems almost like all the time leaves little time to do what I love. I am not complaining I love to be with friends and family and I am a talker and love to be social so I make a choice for myself no one else does it for me.
My Parents,one brother,one sister have passed and I have a sister 14 years younger than myself and a brother three years older and he lives across the US in Oregon state. I am so happy to have found this site to have my interests peek in paint and drawing. I plan to take a class in drawing or painting again when we go south for the winter in Florida. I have taken many classes but I agree with dee harris; they assume you know more than you do and leave you hanging out to do whatever. Yes I can paint but never really learned the what and how's of painting. My cousin is an artist and took time to do some basics with me and that helped.
At 71 I will keep on trying and my children will split up the painting and drawings when I am gone.
Carmelita, thanks for responding. I know you're working hard. it's good to know that you understand. initially, I assumed everything I did was a fluke. now I know I can do it, I want to try new things. got a few more things to finish up and then i'm on to a new technique. keep creating great things.
Carmelita, when I finally had an opp to take or major in art, that's I stopped. it was so boring and slow and I have little patience.(except w kids) I like to get it done and move on. the other reason was that my teachers assumed that I knew more than I did. they didn't teach; they presented projects to complete. I want to know why and how things work. so now, i'm teaching myself. I go as fast or slow as I like. the art colony, books and the internet are extremely helpful. I commend you for having what it takes to earn you degree in what you love. you should be proud.
Carmelita, thanks for looking at my work. and thank you for the positive comments. i'm eventually going to teach myself to put up my own work. I don't have tons, but I'd like to see what others think of what I have. are you formally trained or teaching yourself. i'm teaching myself and learning from the good people here on the art colony. love your portraits.toods
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