Monday, December 10, 2007

New Sketches




These are a couple of sketches done with gouache (an opaque watercolor) picked up after the urging of my painter buddy Jeremiah. He suggested acrylic gouache, which I thought was some sort of witchcraft, but he assured me it was magical. Well, after scouring every art supply store around, I gave up and bought the regular, inexpesive stuff. I had my doubts, as it was the main tool of torture at CCAD (where I went to school) and thought since I wasn't painting a color concept asignment, it might be nice. Glad I tried it. It gave my sketches a finished quality thats satisfying to see in my sketchbooks. I've been thinking alot about painting recently, tentatively putting down thoughts, in hopes the feeling doesn't flit away. Its scary, sometimes, to make art and then show it. Sharing it on this blog is a little easier, as I'm more comfortable here. But the goal is to make this new work, show it, make prints. These are just sketches of things to come...

12 comments:

KreativeMix said...

These are wonderful sketches. I hope that you are able to show your work soon. It really is fabulous, and I agree with you that the name does sound like some form of witchcraft :-) goodluck!!!

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh, good job! I really like these! You do have two of my favorite things... Girl Wonder and Owls!

belvedere beads said...

they are lovely - is there any place more wonderful than a sketchbook? i adore the robin girl. thanks for the peek.

Jeremiah Ketner said...

Don't be afraid of the Acrylic Gouache. I know you will love it. Okay, I am sending you a set in the mail, for real this time.

I love the new work. The bird Girls are always lovely. Some day one will land on my shoulder and tell me the secrets of life.

La La, hum hum....

Tara Finlay said...

Your artwork is exquisite and you should be illustrating children's books.

Karen said...

LOVE the owls!!

Jean said...

these are fabulous

Ulla said...

Ohhhh, this totally takes my breath away! I love seeing you and Azalea flittering about - I just knew you were bird spirits in disguise!!!

Ulla said...

Hope you don't mind, I just couldn't resist adding this to my Sunday favorites on my blog!

rochambeau said...

Ulla sent me. Your work is beautiful!!

sarahblank said...

oh, how I love these sketches (although to me they look more like finished work!) I was sent here by Ulla, I adore her blog! I think these would make beautiful prints, please let us know when you are selling them!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Wow! Thanks everyone! I'm so glad you like them. Now I have incentive to make the finished work.