Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!

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!

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces

See T'Hed Twenty-Three for more thoughts on this... Ok, I was on a Zoom workshop while doing the last one and realized I was making all sorts of distorted, concentration faces while making it. In my mind's eye, I imagined this is what my face look likes while making art. I also felt a need … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces

Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours

See T'Hed Twenty-Two for previous developments Following my realization that Crayola crayons deliver better and more vibrant colour values, I chose to push more pigment into the card stock paper. Yes, I know I'm back to the multiple aces, but I decided to rest something and stick the faces together. It worked. I'm just not … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours

working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives

See previous reflections at T'Hed Twenty-One So, I seem to be drawn to multiple faces on each composition and I'm not sure why... Maybe fear that the composition is too weak if not more complex. I keep hearing the statement "it's not the amount of time it took to make this work that dictates its … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-One: Back to colours

See previous developments at T'Hed Twenty The next batch of T'heds are mostly about colour explorations with the crayons. I'm letting my gut drive the compositions and my hands dictate how to use the crayons. Truth be told, it's been a few weeks since my last drawing and I'm really having to dig deep for … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-One: Back to colours

Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

See T'Hed: Pencil outline for previous reflections... I was really uncertain of the colour pallet I wanted to land on and felt the need to play with options and finishes at the same time. I really just wanted a glimpse of what colour might do. I've been experimenting with dry and oil pastels throughout the … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

This past week I decided it was time... let me rephrase that; I decided I needed to start making some art and the T'Hed project needed to get started. In my mind, I'm still experimenting with materials and design, so I am allowing myself to to take impulsive risks and then change them as I … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty

See T'Hed Nineteen for previous reflections... As mentioned in the previous post, I am pursuing the answer to my question: can I make mature art with children's materials? The challenges of using crayons on card stock don't seem to be prohibitive. I'm starting to think that it might be in my head. Of course I … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nineteen

It's been a couple of weeks since I made any art, because I've been trying to get ready for the new semester of teaching, but that is a whole different topic for another post... let's talk inspiration for this development instead. See T'Hed Eighteen for previous progressions... First, I found a small stack of white … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nineteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen

See T'Hed Seventeen for previous progressions... Seventeen inspired me to return to fewer faces in my composition and I stopped and contemplated for some time before adding the second small face. I feel the two-face arrangement feels the best, but that is always changing for me... arg and yay! I felt a preoccupation with the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen