Sunday, November 25, 2007

Daily Painting 13

Rooster ACEO on yellow mat board painted with gouache.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Figure class

Drawing MASS

I have more drawings and sketches from today but I think (by blogger's standards) it might be OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Daily Painting 12

I had lots of trouble with this piece. I finally asked for help because I was getting lots of "mud". My teach, Kim Farley is showing me oil painting techniques I didn't know before. Unfortunately, I didn't ask for help until the end of class so I didn't get to apply too much of what I learned. This photo doesn't show the whole piece, um, but it does show a lot of the mud.

18 x 24
Oil on Canvas board
Figure Class with Kim Farley

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Daily Painting 11

This is my little daily painting in watercolor, pen and ink.

I started this while with my figure drawing group. It's a wooden rooster. Today I added watercolor and little shapes to the different sections of the rooster. I think the style is folk art but I'm really not sure.

Friday, November 16, 2007


I watched an interesting film on "street artists" today. It is a film that follows 6 legendary street artists. They also followed a man that dedicated his days to painting over the graffiti in his city. The DVD is available from Netflix and called Infamy. I am not recommending it . . . just blogging about it because, as usual, I was influenced by what I saw.

I tried to create a "tag" with my name. The first 2 were x rated so I couldn't share them on my blog. Here are the others:

Above: This is a technique where the street artist makes his letters as tall as the space he has.

On this page I wrote some things the artists said at the end of the movie and my nickname: Lyd.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Daily Painting 9

Dog aceo listed on ebay.
Watercolor with pen and ink.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Daily painting 8

Marion Bear Park
11 x 14 Inches
Oil On Canvas
Visit the online gallery to purchase.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Renaissance Faire - Photos and sketches

The Renaissance Faire was in San Diego this weekend. It was a blast looking at all the costumes.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Outdoor life drawing

Life drawing at the beach with Annette Paquet.

It was sooooo cold I could hardly draw. The male model put on a jacket after the first 2 sittings.
Still fun.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Figure Study

Figure study from Kim Farley's Life Class. Oil on canvas board 18 x 24 inches.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

NCSFA Field Trip

The North County Society of Fine Arts had a wonderful field trip to The Armond Hammer Museum and the Fowler Museum at UCLA in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. It was a great day arranged by Valerie Raymond. We were gone from 8am-8pm for a wonderful day of ART and culture.

The bus ride to Los Angeles.

Introduction to Amy McNair lecture at the Fowler Museum. Forty-eight Buddhas of Measureless Life: Court Eunuch Patronage at the Sculpture Grottoes of Longmen.

Buddha sketches from the slides of Amy McNair. Amy McNair is associate professor of Chinese Art at the University of Kansas and spoke on the spiritual and social purposes of Buddhist statuary in medieval China.

The bus ride home.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Rockin Girl Blogger from Emma Pod

Emma Pod recognized me as a Rockin Girl Blogger! Thank you!