Friday, June 8, 2012

PPF and more of my Cotton Candy Girls class!

It is hard to believe this was the last week of Natasha May's Cotton Candy Girl class!  It flew by & I just finished the girl for week 3 - that darn job thing just takes up so much time!  I had some trouble getting my free wheeling mojo up - lots of outside stuff going on!  Anyways, early in the week I was in the zone.... here is a pic of work in process - one for Natasha's class and one for Lisa Wright's class (yes, I am behind there also) -


I am really happy with the sketch of the Parrot, Rodney from a photo Lisa posted in our class!  I want to do him pure watercolor...I have avoided that for sometime now because of making muddy paintings...long story for another post.  Anyways, working on two totally different assignments FORCED me to let things dry.  I would do one part of the bird and move back to the CCG with the acrylics...wow, look how much better my watercolors work when I let each layer/color dry BEFORE I apply the next one:
I seriously have some value in the bird!!!!  I am sooooooooo excited....so now, back to my girl...I had to stop here and didn't get back to it for a couple days...lots had gone on with the family and my mojo magic was snuffed out!  I continued - not with Rodney...I have decided to be patient and come back to him but for my girl I ended up with a background I really didn't like, it totally flattened out the journal page!  She was blah! and had started out so much better than that, felt like I let her down.
I really was okay with trying something else BECAUSE in Lisa's Messy Book Group - mistakes are okay!  I decided to try nail polish remover to pull up some of the background paint to let all my sheet music show back through as it was supposed to had I done it right to begin with....I was okay with it if it totally wrecked the page...this isn't my Picasso so here it goes............
Nope, she is not what I had in my head when I started but I learned alot in the process...isn't that the point?! and, I do like her better now.
Enjoy your visits through Paint Party Friday, thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting....featured artist this week is: Kat Sloma -another insightful interview!
AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT SUE BLEIWEISS BLOG!!!!  CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF HER NEW BOOK, SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE!!!  I have a sketch on page 27!!!
She is hosting a bloghop with over $1200 in giveaways!  A must see!

cheers, dana
make art, make frineds - share art, share souls

20 comments:

Ginny said...

It is all about learning as we go. I love your girl. Her hair is great but so is she.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creations ~ girl is lovely and can't wait to see the parrot done ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wow, you are really doing great work. I love that little bit of music for her wings. Very nice. Happy PPF

minnemie said...

i love how you kept her wings music!

Sandi said...

Oh I so relate to all the ``art interference`` LOL she turned out just great!

La Abela said...

Charming hadita. Saludos

kristin maynes said...

Fun paintings! I love your girl!! How fun to take Natasha's Cotton Candy Girls class. Happy PPF!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Dana this may not be what you were planning but I really like it and congrats on getting a bit messy with it... time does fly when you are doing classes but I have really enjoyed your cotton candy girls...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

So beautiful!
Love her wings of music!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Belinda Carson said...

Pretty neat! I love it!!

Linda said...

I identify with learning as you go as I'm still in that stage as well...


Your painting is great. I hope you enjoyed your class. Sounded like it was going to be good.

Sabina said...

Love this lil girl. Her wings are like bee wings. And thanks for the sketchbook blog link. I'll go check it out.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I think we learn from every piece we do and maybe its not what you envisioned but its what wanted to come out and did. Nicely done with the music for the wings. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. HPPF

NatashaMay said...

That's awesome! The secret is in the process and you did great. :)

Nora CG said...

Beautiful, just beautiful creations here!!!
Have a wonderful day!
Nora

Kat Sloma said...

It might not have been what you had in mind, but it came out cute! Happy PPF!

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EVA said...

She is charming. Looking forward to seeing more of Rodney.

Mandy said...

yep...i am definitely in agreeance...learning is the fun part, and i wouldn't worry about being late with the courses...they will always be there and art is a joy, not a task right?...so do it when you can...your girl with the ponytail is lovely ...xxx

carlarey said...

As long as you learn something, that's all that counts. I love the parrot.

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