Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Carmen's Class Project

This represents the beginning of my background, I think I went a tad to dark.

Adding some more color and some shapes.

Transferred the image. (An old original drawing)

Adding color.

Adding more layers

Still I think I started too dark which makes my layers hard to see.

Torbus and Co's Carmen is offering "Spill It" a class in letting loose and smear that paint.

Such a personable lady. She gets you all excited to paint.
If you want to learn transferring image, she gives a great lesson.
She stimulates a body to get into the studio and paint...go paint...
Mostly she encourages you to use YOUR work in the projects you are going to use transfers in.
but you know I never thought to use old sketches in this manner...EXCELLENT though for recycling
or bringing life to a sketch laying in a journal someplace...go search and resurrect those pieces!
Check her out!


Linda said...

I like the way it's looking. I tend to gravitate toward darker colors too so I understand where you are coming from. Nice use of the small and large circles.

Anne said...

Hi, Mar! So cool to see what you are working on in class! I love your octopus! Spectacular! :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can see a huge transformation from where your painting began and where it finished. You certainly were able to smear the paint today. I was so impressed with your sketch you added (or transferred) to the piece. Since I can't draw, I would never be able to do that. Yours is wonderful!

Mary said...

I think you did a fine job!! I have yet to do a transfer, and I royally screwed up my background. Oh well, it became something else and I will do another one.

I like the colors!!

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

Wow Mar, you are so good at everything you do!! You are a true artist. I love this project, your octopus came out great.

Karen said...

Wow, Mary! You've produced an amazing piece here! I actually like the darkness...there is a lot of depth here. The lighter colors produce an etheral look. Thanks for the link...off to check it out now! :>

Carmen said...

Thank you so much! I'm constantly blown away by the artwork you all are creating!!!



Sharon said...

WOW I don't think it is too dark. I'm loving it's darkness.
Also, thanks so much for your warm words. I so enjoy.

Charmingdesigns said...

I just found your blog. It is wonderful. I love this piece that you are working on!

Curio said...

These classes you take sure are interesting...Nothing like that around here. Strangely I have been looking through old work for my recycling project, now I'll add looking through old sketches!

Debrina said...

hELLO mAR - just loving all these updates! The soldering in particular - just fantastic! Carmen's class project looke like a heck of a lot of fun. I love letting loose! I especially love letting loose in my studio! I've been so busy lately doing everything for everybody that I've forgotten almost that I have a studio. Poor me. Lol.

Linda said...

Great work Mar....I love it!