Wednesday, February 27, 2013

photo paint-a-long

from a photo by deftgurl

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


we are doing an ATC (artist trading card) exchange.  Topic is children's stories .  I'm doing Alice in Wonderland.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

from deft's photo

we at wetcanvas are doing a photo paintalong featuring a few of  deftgurl's  photos.

here is one I did  (watercolor & ink)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Nate's Dream

My dream was very short and happened right before I woke up and what I saw was a world made of complete darkness... a shadow world I guess and at first I saw nothing, just darkness. But I knew what I was looking at in the dream. Then I felt pulled in closer to a specific spot in the darkness and it suddenly illuminated. What I saw was a shadow man standing upright and HIS shadow was made of light. This 'light shadow' cast a circle of light all around him. Beyond this circle was still darkness, in all directions and dimensions. But I saw this figure, not even really a man, walking along - with only this light to show him where to go in the darkness. It was almost helping him to get out. Inside the circle all was visible in this mysterious outside world, like stairs and walls and corners that they passed. The light reflected off of all of this, but then disappeared again into darkness behind them. It was a very interesting dream. Then off ahead, at the end of the dream I saw more lights, up above... almost like he was climbing stairs or winding his way through something to get to those others with their lights turned on... 

Here are some studies .   I learned a lot here and am taking a "rest" on the idea but will return to this........  I like the way it makes me feel.     Anyone out there want to take a turn at illustrating Nate's dream?   I'm sure Nate would be delighted.  

Sunday, February 3, 2013

after G. B. Luks

egg tempera

for a wet canvas thread  on George Benjamin Luks -  1867 - 1933