Pastel Pirouette. For a larger version and print, please click the image.
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
— Brian Tracy
Although I’ve done other pastel work this week, this doodle-like one had the makings of a good mirrored art piece, so I scanned it and played around. Certainly not as bright as my usual stuff, but I like it and had fun!
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Painted Lady. For a larger version, please click the image.
I attempted a few versions of this one, but it still didn’t quite come out the way I’d imagined. All the same, I’ve got an art marathon to complete, so here she goes. :) Hope you’ve all had a good weekend!
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Fluid Language. Another digital doodle from August’s sketchbook.
If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day. ― Leonard Cohen
View from the Water. Digital watercolor and ink. Sketchbook piece. Figured I’d share the art that I made (for myself―not for sale) in August now that September is here. I love water; it soothes a weary soul. Looking forward to cooler weather here in our rather waterless Arizona desert.
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. ― Loren Eiseley
A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east. ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
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Before we went out of town, I began playing with abstract portraits. I wanted to create something heavy on brushstrokes, with only a hint of actual portrait. Didn’t work; I kept adding lines. Sooooo, I kept the brushstroke layers that were the original sketches and worked them in. The results were what you see above.
Just an experiment, but figured it’d be fun to share! Haven’t yet decided if I’ll offer prints of these portraits, but will update when/if I do.
Blue Lady. Nope, not from a photo. Offset layers. Individual layers done in Corel Painter. Blending modes added in Adobe Photoshop.
An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. — Paul Valéry
Sketchbook Roses. Created in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes