That's what I like to call them. They're all on watercolor paper, and the reason I call them that is because since I'm just working on basically a piece of paper (a real THICK piece of paper)--it doesn't feel as scary to me as a blank canvas, and I seem to be more organic in what I'm doing. If I don't like the outcome, these papers won't go to waste--they'll be used as collage paper. I ended up making 7 pieces......
....she's a result from my class that I took from Christy Tomlinson--She Art 3--this very cool technique of suggesting facial features with shading--I love her classes!
I thought it was about time that I painted a turtle since I'm so obsessed with my real one : )
You know--the best things really DO just happen--I only used 7 pieces of paper--if I didn't like how it would be going--I would just re-paint until I did, and since this paper is 140lb weight--it can withstand anything. On all of these, I used a combination of acrylics and hard chalk pastels--Love these 2 together.
So here they all are--
.....and all completed--
Ready to go with me this summer to my shows--I just received notification yesterday that I was accepted into another show this summer--a BIG surprise--this was my first time that I applied to this one--I've heard great things about it. I've applied to a lot more--still waiting to here from them--these shows aren't that easy to get into, but I'm not taking any chances--I'm getting ready with lots and lots of art--which I love to do anyway!!
And more thing--what do I do with new art that I make?--ALWAYS make a new box!