Once again I am caught up in a whirlwind of projects and classes this semester, but I wanted to take a moment to share my latest work from my pastel class. I am currently studying under Bonnie Roth, who is a fantastic artist and thought provoking instructor. Take a browse thru her gallery if you have a few minutes: http://www.bonnierothanderson.com/portrait2.html. She is broadening my perception of color every week, and I have been thoroughly enjoying the journey!
For this particular piece, we spent 3 sessions with our model, and I must say that I am really enjoying this medium. I have always loved working in charcoal, so this seems to me a natural progression into the realm of pastels. I am looking forward to re-working some of my picture book illustrations with some of these new concepts and techniques. Thanks for stopping by my virtual studio! 😉
Cotton application of ink onto newsprint
was the method of shading used in this studio art project.
Now that I have finally made it to the end of this summer semester, it is time to return to my domestic responsibilities in full force. Our garage is still stacked high with boxes from our recent move and my [somewhat] freshly painted studio is buried in the basement by bins filled with supplies begging to be organized. Do you ever find yourself vowing to purge stored forgotten treasures only to become entranced by volumes of unboxed memories? Well, as I meandered through this maze of sketch pads and easels, I came across my cardboard, poorly duct taped college art portfolio from a time that predates vector graphics – at least before they were commercialized to the general public. Yes, I realize that maps my post secondary education on a timeline, but it also serves as a disclaimer for coloring outside of the lines in these projects… in the spirit of ‘We just didn’t know any better’… That was the season when “Def Leppard” played in the Ratskellar, Dana Carvey & Mike Myers were dabombdiggity on “Saturday Night Live” and cell phones looked more like walkie talkies… Good times, good times… So just for the fun of it, I thought I would post a few of my earlier projects that I unearthed in the process of declutterization… okay, who am I kidding… this is just a great excuse to get out of that mess downstairs! Enjoy!…
An early ink graphic designed for my studio art class at the university.
This design was created with cut Canson paper.
The visual transformation of a sketch into an abstracted non-objective rendering.