This week, I finally put down the crochet long enough to do some painting!
I really had a lot of fun creating this piece.
Although, I haven't decided if it's completed or not, because I still haven't named this piece yet.
Usually something will "hit" me while I'm working on it.
This is acrylic paint and graphite pencil on a 9X12 canvas.
First, I sketched out my face and practiced shading.
(I really kind of rushed though this part because I wanted to get to the paint!)
Working with graphite is so much easier for me than paint. I feel like I have so much more control.
Sketches are fine, but I really wanted color!
Hopefully over time and with practice I can become more comfortable with paint.
So, originally I created a background on an 8X10 canvas, but as you can see my
girl is so much bigger so that's how she ended up on a larger canvas.
My next plan is to try and create a smaller sketch for the smaller canvas.
Finally, I added some of my crochet and tatting pieces.
Even though I haven't mastered the thread crochet and tatting like I want to, I love using my practice
pieces for added texture and dimension to the collage.
It's fun to be back with the "gang" at
This is my first party since my big move to Washington!
Do stop by to see what all the other party goers are creating...so much inspiration!
The weather has been wonderful here and this weekend there is a lot going on for
The US Navy Blue Angles are here for the weekend and will be performing over
Lake Washington. We have a good view from our deck and have already enjoyed
watching them practice, and WOW...are they ever loud when they fly over so low!
So, we'll be doing some "grilling and chilling" and enjoying the show.
What are your plans for the weekend?