|"And all that Jazz" 11 x 14 acrylic on panel, framed|
I can feel it coming: when the celebrating is over, discouragement sets in. A look back reminds me of how many goals were unmet, of how much more I have to learn, and of how "average" my skill level is when compared to those I admire and try to emulate.
After beating myself up with this big stick, I feel even worse. And yet I do it over and over again at the beginning of each New Year. Why do my dreams, my aims always fall far short of their target? Is it really this hard or is it only a negative state of mind that wraps its tentacles around my slumping creative soul?
|"Lucky Lady" 11 x 14 acrylic on panel w/real card, framed|
Progress is made one step at a time, not in leaps and bounds. As long as we’re improving our skills, having fun, and dreaming the dream, we’ll achieve our purposes and desires. One of my goals is to create better compositions. I found this lesson plan for children that was perfectly suited to my diminutive brain.
|"Shimmy Shake" 11 x 14 acrylic on panel, w/glitter, framed|
The 4 main elements of composition are:*Picture area: This is the surface within the four borders of your picture that is used for the drawing or painting. The picture area will help you determine placement of objects, and how big they should be.
*Depth: This is the illusion of distance or a third dimension. Depth creates a three dimensional effect, making objects feel closer, or further away. The finished result will not appear flat on the paper or canvas if depth is created.
|"Vamp on a Ramp" 11 x 14 acrylic on panel, w/feather & glitter, framed|
*Value: This is the lightness, or darkness of an area, or a shape within the picture. It is also used to create the over-all feel of the picture.
|"Yes, Sir, that's my Baby! 11 x 14 acrylic on panel w/glitter, framed|
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