...for obvious reasons (to me at least) I didn't post my CED for 3-15-12...but here it is (right) along with the #76 from today.
I have been referencing some images from Byzantine Iconography, I think I pinned one on my Pinterest the other day and sure enough, some of the elements are showing up in my work. Mainly the mandala and use of gold.
Today was kind of a unique day for me...I spent the last day of my spring break...at school. Not my school- I visited my friend Jessie's school today as her 'guest artist' and it was an awesome day. I don't get a chance to visit other art teachers, especially not when they are teaching, so this was a opportunity for me to get new ideas for organization, lessons and just see how someone else teaches/manages in my specific area. I sat up front, talked to her students, worked on my art all day, helped take up extra credit assignments and basically hung out with my good friend and I am really glad I went, even if it meant having to get up early.
I am however very thankful that I will get to sleep in tomorrow.
Jessie Prugh with one of her fab pieces.
I posted in my CED Blog that I have started to work on #77 already...I am hoping to scan the image and have Jess , who is an amazing graphic designer, show me some cool stuff in Photoshop and then just...play. I have no idea even what is possible. I think I have a good base image started so we will see what happens.
I do need to finish up that commission, hopefully I can drop it off on my way down South for St. Patrick's Day festivities. I feel like the face is basically finished, some minor details, maybe deepen some of the values...I just need to work on the hair. Right now I am thinking wet-in-wet watercolor wash with salt texture and then doing the outlining with Microns.
My Spring Break is slowly winding down...
Artist and Art Teacher