Art Work Archives

Life Drawing on Saturdays

Every Saturday from 10 to 1 there is open life drawing sessions at the university near my home. I didn’t get there very much last year because I was concentrating on the “objects of nature” for my September exhibit.

It feels wonderful to be getting back into these live figure drawing sessions. I didn’t realize how much I missed them until I sat down with my sketchbook.

Live model drawing is an important process that I believe artists should participate in whenever possible. There’s just no substitute for the real thing.

One of the great things about these open sessions is that everyone can work with the materials of their choice. Everyone is doing their own thing. There’s pencils, charcoal, watercolor, pastels, pens, paints, etc., it’s all there, and wonderful things are being created.

I generally sketch with colored pencils or pens. I like to find an interesting shadow and work my way out from there. When the 20 minute timer beeps, time’s up, and I have whatever I have. Body parts, mostly incomplete body parts. It’s a great mental exercise.

Till next time. Have a grand day!





Busy and Loving it!

2008 is starting out with a very busy schedule.

It’s fun going through the call for entry art competition lists to see what exhibits it might be possible to get a piece of artwork into.

For your enjoyment today, I decided to bring you another one of my Artist Trading Card miniature pieces. I love this little lake scene with a bird in the tree watching the sun descend over the water.

This Silhouette Sky is done with Primsacolor colored pencils on bristle board.

The sky is a mixture of blue and clouds here in southern Michigan today and it’s in the 20s. We still have a thin layer of snow on the ground from the weekend snowfall.

Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy!

Have a grand day!

Selling Art on the Internet…

I came across this website, well actually a couple of them, from one of my
favorite internet marketing gurus. I’ve received excellent information from him
in the past and have used some of his software.

He’s offering a free report on how the internet landscape has changed and what
it’s going to take to sell over the internet for the upcoming future. Of course,
this may not mean anything to you.

But, if you have any plans of diving into selling your art over the internet, or are
thinking about getting involved with any kind of internet business, then you’ll
definately want to become familiar with this info.

“An Obvious Truth” is a free written report in PDF that you can download and
read on your desktop, which talks about how anyone can start making money on
the internet.

“The Relaunch” is a very short cool video. I love the way it’s done and would
love to learn how to do something like it. At the end of the video you can fill in
the blanks and go to another page that has 10 free instructional videos about how
to do some internet marketing things. They are extremely informative. I’ve watched
them all once and am going to watch them again, before they disappear.

This guy definately knows what is working on the internet. So if you’re looking
for internet marketing answers, you’ll want to check this out.

Have a grand day!

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