Monday, February 28, 2011

More paintings and a lovely box

 I have really enjoyed all the sketching and painting I have done while in Cedar Key, Florida. I attempted to immortilize Jane's lovely orchids. The pansies are blooming in February!

 This is my morning coffee cup and another orchid. I plan to give this painting to Jane as a thank you for all she did for us this holiday. I was invited to potlucks, a dinner out, and two visits to the womens' club as a guest.
Lesson 6
I am sad to be finished all my lessons. In lesson six we are to paint animals before they move. 
This is a sleeping Oatie!

 Lesson 5
In this lesson I made a mixed media box for my sketches. I bought some Bristol board in the local grocery store, used gesso and acrylic paints and made my own stencils from motifs I designed.

 Top of the box.

 Accordion Book for paintings

 Paintings inside

Close up of the cover of the accordion book.
Gesso shell, painted with Inktense watercolour pencils.
After completeing this on line class I am eager to start another one with Jane La Fasio.
I enjoyed seeing the other participant's art and getting comments form Jane to improve my skills. 
A very positive experience!


maggi said...

The sketches are lovely again Donna. Good job Oatie was so obliging for you.

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