Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Day 2196: 3 Doctors, 1885.







3 Doctors Anandabai, Okami & Islambooly1885: old photo, collages & digital









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I found this amazing photo from 1885.





then combined it with two disparate collages ...















 creating this image after a lot of playing 
with layers and filters in Photoshop.






A bit dark, I lightened this image for the final (top).
Leaving the original unharmed.

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88 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA















A smile for Tuesday ...









Monday, July 30, 2018

Day 2195: ... the other 15 artists within the class.








Experiment: cross section, with acrylic and pastel on wood













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Sunday was day 2 at Crescendoh Studio in Santa Ana.




Pam Garrison & Jenny Doh





Day 2 was dedicated with working acrylics, inks, paints




& ink markers, pencils, on both sides of a 14 x 16" wood panel.
It's at this point that I need to note that I only had photo access 
to my own work, and there was much better work being done 
by all of the other 15 artists within the class.






One side, (above) still in a work in progress, needs lots of work.





The second side (above) also a work in progress, 
will hopefully be saved eventually with collage. I ran out of time.


journal back & front cover

In between working on the wood panel, we were encouraged 
to work in the journal that we made on day 1.



inside front journal cover



journal spread


The sizes & number of journal pages varied by person.



journal spread


Mine has 40 pages of varied page sizes, and is 7-1/2" x 10-1/2".



journal spread



The quote was from a reading by Jenny Doh, before class.
Referring to being free & disregard the known art rules.



journal spread



journal spread



part of large blotter used to work on, clean brushes etc.



still in progress "experiment"

Even though unfinished, there were parts I liked ...






If you get a chance, I highly recommend taking a class with 
Pam Garrison, an extremely knowledgeable, dynamic 
 & thorough instructor. And, the classes at Crescendoh Studio provide a great, nourishing environment with 
top instructors in the field.

Thank you Pam and Jenny.








A thought for today ...

















A smile for Monday ...








Sunday, July 29, 2018

Day 2194: ... another big day tomorrow, and I have homework.







Grandma & Grandpa Beatty












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A 2 day workshop in Santa Ana at Studio Crescendoh.





A fun, busy day with a great artist and instructor, Pam Garrison.
I'm just going to share some snippets of starts from today, 


class supply kit

Day 1. A mixed media journal from scratch. 
Experiments, exercises & lots of demonstrations.



pen & ink drawing

 
 
inside journal cover


 
inside journal cover


Starts on individual journal pages

 
Starts on individual journal pages



another big day tomorrow, and I have homework.
Hope to see you tomorrow?









Puppy Update:




photo by WonderWoman


WonderWoman took Zoey to the vet Friday ...




photo by WonderWoman



so guess who get to go for walks around the reservoir?




photo by WonderWoman



Granddog, Zoey, aka "ZO"!










A smile for Sunday ...