See more at T'Hed Sixty-One... Like the sideways face, I feel the upside down one is also more expressive. Maybe I'm just attracted to the unusual, but I feel the strange orientation draws the viewer's eye more to the face, than the bold colours of the background. I still feel that I need to use … Continue reading Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Sixty-two: Time to move on…
See more at T'Hed Sixty... Oddly, the simple stacking of the the colour blocks feels right behind the face, but they still distract from the lines of the face. Only the face needs to be done with. a thicker ink nib. do love the long, wavy necks and the tilting of the head on the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixty-one: Layers
See more at T'Hed Fifty-Nine... I'm aware that being critical of one's work isn't the best way of marketing it, but my goal here isn't about that... it must remain a reflective process on my material explorations. Having said so, the main issues I have with this one are that the ink nib needs to … Continue reading Working out an I aspiration – T’Hed Sixty: Oversimplification
See more at T'Hed Fifty-Eight... It seems my default for the second attempt with new materials has become making multiple heads. The ink pen works well for smaller faces, but I feel I've become impatient when I don't have a clear vision of what I want... more so when I don't feel I'm achieving the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Nine: Stretch Back
See more at T'Hed Fifty-Seven... The main focus ere was to use acrylic inks and my nib tipped ink pen and ink well. This short series of five drawings all started with the painting (with a China brush) large forms in the three primary ink colours. When dry, they sat untouched for a few weeks, … Continue reading Working out an inspiration – T’hed Fifty-Eight: Retro
Please check out Pride in my Students's work: Assembled Identities - Legacy Mural project - Part One for the students' reflections and processes... What follows are the students' artwork as they are displayed in the common spaces of the school.
I'm not complaining, but it's been a struggle to get creative lately; I have lists and post-its full of ideas, but just don't feel like making them happen. Well, that's not entirely true... I lack the motivation to make them happen. Instead, I find myself filling the creative emptiness with TV, retail therapy, reading (sadly, … Continue reading Creative Block – Let Inspiration find you
It feels like months since I've written anything personal and made any personal artwork. All my mind, time, and energy has been dedicated to teaching and finishing my BFA Specialization in Art Education & Teaching License. My overthinking and imposter syndrome fiercely kicking in during evaluations, which went over with great responses from my mentors … Continue reading Getting Back on The Horse – Where to start?
See T'Hed: Dry Pastels from previous musings... Sadly and happily, this painting is developing very slowly... I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to just paint over it and start something entirely different! It may happen anyway, once I decide this is finished. My goal on this one was to see how I … Continue reading Painting an Inspiration – T’Hed: Muckin’ it up with Acrylic Gels.
See T'Hed Twenty-Four for previous musings... I felt a need to play with form and get really in your face! I've been marvelling at how my daughter and my students make digital art... trying to get them to use those stylus techniques in a watercolour project... digitally, they are able to zoom in & out … Continue reading Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!