Deer Muscle Group Study, Polychromos Coloured Pencil on Drafting Film
Just playing around with anatomy, i think it<s influenced by my years as a medic, i was always fascinated by the inner body and i got to assist in a few surgeries. I used only two colours for this drawing.
Copy of Durer Wing, polychromos coloured pencils on Canson drawing paper
this is our homework for this week, we could have chosen the Hare, but I wanted a challenge. Boy did I get it! He is really into way too much detail than me, so not an exact copy, but pretty close. I’m happy with it.
RCMP musical Ride candidate, mixed Media on Canson Canvaspaper
And I am continuing to try to paint freehand as much as possible and just paint in the bottom layers in tones and colours and then adding layers and details on top of it. I choose my background colour with whatever colour I feel like doing at the time.
This Hanoverian/ thoroughbred foal will be a candidate for the RCMP musical ride. This was their first time out in the field and they were pretty lively but stayed close to mum!
i used gouache instead of acrylics and it seemed to go a lot better, I’m not sure why. I like the matte finish of gouache better I guess.
i feel excited about art again, wish I could afford those big canvases and try to sell some!
Fearless, mixed media on Canson Canvas paper
A new style for me that I am trying out.
I basically took some canvas paper and did a quick sketch of the horses mouth and body and then just added tones and values. A new style for me that I am trying out. I basically just took some canvas paper and did a quick sketch of the horses mouth and body and then just added acrylic paint.
I’ve never had success with acrylic paint I just never liked it so I thought I would give it a try but I just couldn’t get the detail that I wanted so I ended up adding coloured pencil, pastel pencil and pastels to it so in other words it’s a mixed media.
Because of all the encouragement I thought from the other participants in the musical ride program I just decided I am an artist and I’m just going to have at it and just paint on the canvas.
I have to say that this is one painting that I actually love. I can’t say that about any of my other paintings are use me just do them and throw them on the side.
This one made me feel like a real artist and that I am much freer and looser which is what I’ve always wanted but with enough detail to make me happy.
I was in the army the last six months I couldn’t paint anything, I couldn’t finish anything really. I’m so glad that I had the courage to start up again but it’s because of encouragement from other veterans and soldiers like me. They believed in me and they told me to keep at it even when I couldn’t see it and I didn’t see any point of painting.
it feels like a whole world opened up.
Evasive Maneuvers , Polychromos CP and Rembrant pastels on Fabriano WC hot press
I decided to go with an ethereal look for this. It’s time for me to stop practicing and do some real artwork for a change!
I combined many mediums for this, I did the background in pastels, as well as the highlights (yellows). I did the detail in CP but I wasn’t happy with it. Maybe I miss my pastels too much 🙂
I think I will reproduce this with pastels only.
I will be attending a trade convention this week, it has been a source of panic for me for the last week. Real panic, as in panic attack. I find myself telling myself I don’t want to be around people, all they are, are hurtful and I just can’t deal with comments and criticism right now.
I have been out of the military for about three weeks now and I had a trigger this week that put me right back into the toxic workplace I was in my last posting. I was surprised that it was me so much. Panic, crying just not able to handle anything, wanting to run away it all came back.harassment and bullying do so much damage to the human mind. Add military structure into that and it’s devastating.
I haven’t heard from SISIP so I am going ahead and just trying to find whatever job I can but it’s very stressful.
I did get a small severance pay and that there was an ad on Kijiji for a fifth wheel trailer that day that I could afford. It’s older and smaller than what I wanted but I could get it so I went to see it. it was in perfect condition and I bought it on the spot.
They delivered it to my house yesterday and my husband is cleaning it up. I’m going to be doing the decor and it’s going to be my little recluse and get away from everything. I also feel safe now because I am afraid of being homeless and this means I will always have a home. In a few months we will be looking for a pick up to buy and then we can go places or just move it.
British stag, Polychromos on wc paper
Happy, portrait in coloured pencils on Fabriano wc paper
Another pracrice portrait.