Sunday, March 27, 2011

Revisiting Old Portrait Work

Hello again Everyone!

Here in Calgary, we are experiencing some lovely, icey, snowy, foggy weather that's not making me want to do much of anything outside my house... lol! Which isn't entirely bad thing as I am getting a lot done!

I'm moving my studio space at the end of the month so I've got the tunes cranked and I am going through all my old stuff and getting rid of a lot of garbage I just don't need. Feels good! I am also coming across a lot of "stuff" from school, etc. that I had completely forgotten about.  The piece below is a watercolour portrait in that I did in February, 2005.  Such a long time ago! I really REALLY dislike doing portraits (which means I should really do more of them) so when I saw this one today I had to post it.  I don't hate it! I feel inspired to try incorporating portraits into my work again... I'm so glad I came across her!

14"x 21.5"
Right now I am resisting the urge to break out my coloured pencils and inks to work in some shading and finish it up a bit. Perhaps I should just leave it as it is and start a new one... what do you think?

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Unfinished Business...

The other day I was packing up some of my art stuff and came across this little unfinished piece... it was the second mandala I had ever created.  I got frustrated with it and gave up.  One of the spirals was messed up (reversed from the rest) and the grey "swishy" thingy in the background became a mess that I didn't have a clue what to do with.  So I gave up on it, put it aside and forgot about it.  Well two years later, I am finally inspired to do something with it.  There's potential and I think it can be fixed no that I have a little more "know how" under my belt... it's not so bad!

I hope to show you some progress on this little neglected piece in the near future as I plan on using it to take breaks from the other two LARGE pieces I am working on...I think it might be a little diamond in the rough... you never know, we'll see! ;)

8"x 8"x 1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

Off to work on the triptych again for a bit and call it a night :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Quick Triptych Update...

Thought I'd post an update on the triptych I've been working on since it's been a little while.  Feels like it's taking me forever but I'm enjoying it so far.  The process has been very "meditational" and relaxing :) It's not finished yet but soon enough (in hindsight, I can't believe I thought this one would be finished weeks ago... what was I thinking!? LOL! :D)

Gonna go work on it a bit some more before hitting the sack... aiming to be in bed by midnight, not sure if it'll happen but I'll try! ;) There's always more I want to do!

Thanks for visiting and taking a peek! :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Facebook Landing Page...

Tonight I was catching up on some blogging and came across this post by Evelyn McCorristin Peters about her new "Facebook Landing Page" that she made using "Pagelever".  I was inspired to fool around in photoshop and made one of my own. Pagelever made it super easy to do! So, here is my new "Landing Page" for anyone new to White Violet Art on Facebook. It's pretty basic and I'm by no means a designer but it was fun to create.  Let me know what you think of it... still needs work ;) I'm not entirely sure what to think of it myself just yet... cool idea though!

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone! :)

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