I have admired Renata Loree for a few years, ever since I found her art. I even took a class with her online last year and loved it. Well , this week in lifebook2016, she was the featured teacher. I watched her lesson, she actually had two in case you didn`t like the first girl`s head looking up, and waited for one day when I had time to try it out. I love water color but am still practicing with it so I was excited to see that she was doing watercolor for the pictures.
She started with beautiful colors on the background, then let them dry… then…. she showed us how she drew a mandala on each one. She drew three circles, one larger and two more a bit smaller inside. Then.. drew them off. That was the fun part., and painted them. Then lightly sketched the girl in.
This is the beginnings.. after a few stencils, and paint splatters and. before I highlighted the mandala, then I sketched the yellow girl.
This background was a little bright… LOL… but I loved the way the mandala showed up with her holding it.
This one, I felt like I muddied the colors a bit, not intentional, but they got too dark and somehow I lost the mandala that she was holding.. It was supposed to be held under her transparent robe, but I wish I had made it on top so it wouldn`t have lost its detail. Oh well, that is ok… I did enjoy trying the upward face and making the features up higher….
I went to Home Depot yesterday and got me a new shelf for the garage. My den had become another art room with things spread out on the card table and stacked, neatly, on the floor. I call it my office, but tomorrow we celebrate Heston, my grandson, as he turns 8. That means company. So, the office had to go!! But I feel much more organized with the new shelf to stack things on.
Oh I forgot to mention, that I do have an art room upstairs….
and I do go there sometimes but my choice, on many days, is to stay downstairs where the computer and tv are, to keep me company. It all works out!!
Linked with Sunday sketches today http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/
Happy Memorial Day weekend!!