Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sculpture of Ordinary Object - Christmas Light Bulb

Finishing up the project for critique tomorrow in class.   It was a fun project but I don't think sculpture is my "thing".     I'll get about 4 more opportunities in class however to try something new!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sculpture of an Ordinary Object - Christmas Light Bulb

This weeks project at a UWG was recreating an ordinary object.   I started with a 2 inch Christmas Light and created a cardboard 33 inch Christmas Light.   Still have the ridges to apply to the bottom but it actually turned out pretty good.   I now have my first Christmas decoration of the year.   I can see it sitting on my fireplace hearth during the holidays.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

3-D class at University of West Georgia

What do you get when you get a package of 100 clasp ties and are told to use everything to create a sculpture?     I got a mobile.    Doesn't look like much here but in the wind it's kinda cool.    Our first 3-D project in Design II class.    It was a fun project.   Never tried 3-D except for a couple of little clay pots,  so this semester should be interesting.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

More Photos from Photo Workshop

Learning to remember all the things that impact a photo image is a challenge.   One more class this weekend with Jim Henderson at Callaway Gardens.    I need to take the Lightroom class next so I can manage all these images I've taken!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Photography - Callaway Gardens

These photos were taken at Callaway Gardens.   I'm experimenting with lens and depth of field.   Jim Henderson teaches a three weekend class at Callaway Gardens each year.   I've been wanting to take this class to improve my skills.    It's a great series if you are looking for a way to learn that digital camera.   I use a Nikon D3300.    

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Cards in Watercolor 2016

Several months ago I bought watercolor cards, thinking I'd make some personalized cards for friends.    Like a lot of things I never got around to it.    While volunteering at the Cultural Arts Center last week I had time on my hands so I sketched a few scenes.    Yesterday I was so sick.   One of those sick, sick sick days.   I decided it was a good time to get my mind off being sick so I did a few quick watercolors for cards for each of my granddaughters for Christmas.     Love the medium and will definitely do more.    I think in the future I'll do graphite pencil sketches of detail and then apply watercolor washes and end with pen.    I sorta did that on these but not necessarily in that order.    How soon we forget!!   I just complete a drawing class where we worked on shape and shadow.    I have 6 more cards in the package so I'll work on something with more detail in future.    This is a great way for artist at any level to enjoy painting and to use their art to share with family and friends. Think I'll try a few botanical drawings!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Finishing Up With Drawing I at UWG

"The Thinker" - graphite, ebony pencil and paper - December 2016 - Janet Deal
Our final assignment in Drawing I was to stage a photo and make a 8x10 BW print.   We then were charged to do a realistic representation using a grid.   We basically did a 1/2 inch square grid over the entire 8x10 and then transferred the grid to a 1 inch to create a 16 x 20 drawing.    I enjoyed the 1 inch square drawing approach.    The only issues I ran into was the lack of clarity in the photo around the eyes.    Next time I will be more careful with the focus on the important facial features.      My pouting "thinker" pose with the fireplace broom was designed to add some humor to my portfolio!    I'm anxious to try this technique on a photo of my granddaughter.