3-A-Week Challenge wrap-up

My primary art-making goal for October was to create three paintings a week as a way to put more of what I'm learning in Matt Smith's online mentorship program into real-world experience. I started out strong! I met my weekly goal the first three weeks of the month, then fell off as I got focused… Continue reading 3-A-Week Challenge wrap-up

Design study 3 (3-A-Week Challenge)

STL design assignment 3 Oct 18 2019

10x8 study in design I used a photo from our Yellowstone trip as inspiration for this study. The photo is actually horizontal, but when I did the notans during the planning stage the vertical format was more interesting to me. I forgot to do the main value masses — my system is breaking down! lol… Continue reading Design study 3 (3-A-Week Challenge)

Design study 2 (3-A-Week Challenge)

8x10 study in design I chose a photo from our Yellowstone trip for this study in design. The full photo is an amazing view that stretches for miles and includes a dramatic cloudy sky, but for this study I cropped down to the land and put the focus on the road leading back into the… Continue reading Design study 2 (3-A-Week Challenge)

Design study 1 (3-A-Week Challenge)

8x10 design study This week I'm focusing on the next topic in Matt Smith's online mentorship program: design. For this study, I used a reference photo that I'm just crazy about because of the way the low sun is casting long blue-violet shadows across the snow, with the contrast of the warm-colored shrubs. The designing… Continue reading Design study 1 (3-A-Week Challenge)

Value study 6 (3-A-Week Challenge)

10x8 values study I'm wrapping up this series of studies focusing on values with a reference photo from our Grand Teton/Yellowstone trip. I'm pretty happy with how the water and trees are looking, but I felt pretty stuck on the big areas of rock. The main problem I had was uncertainty about simplifying the colors… Continue reading Value study 6 (3-A-Week Challenge)