Saturday, January 28, 2017

More Creative Jumpstart...

Creative Jumpstart is an online class during the month of January with 25+ different artists sharing a video designed to jumpstart creativity. 

Here is my interpretation of Dina Wakely's lesson. I don't normally draw faces, but I followed her lesson anyway.  Faces are not my thing. I think it's because when I was about 11 years old I was obsessed with drawing faces. I must have hit my lifetime quota of face drawing!!  Anyway, I like how she turned out. I scribbled some song lyrics that I couldn't get out of my head around the hair. Then I glued her into my art journal.  

Next I have a canvas based on Julie Balzer's lesson. I have lots of journals so I thought I would use an old 18" x 24" canvas that I started painting on and didn't like.

Canvas Before
I went through the steps in Julie's video. Loved watching the paint colors mix and pool. 

After I put the final black paint on, I wasn't crazy about it.  So I went back and added a bit more color and gold paint.  I'm going to look at it for a while and see what it need.

I know it needs a focal point. I need an art critique. Be honest. I promise that you won't hurt my feelings. Any suggestions?


  1. The blue/purpl background really makes the face pop, love the mark making you used.
    I like the second one. Although I liked the bright version of it too - putting the black paint on is scary huh!

    1. Thanks, Cath! I think the black is great for the journal but for my canvas it's just too drab. I added lots more gold and I'm just going to stare at it for a while.

  2. Love your two projects! You actually have a focal point in your piece- the orange area. You could enhance it a bit more by adding a bit more orange there to brighten it up and enhance some of the blue areas- and then there you have it. Focal point with color and size and emphasis :) The texture is stunningly awesome!!!!

    1. Thank you for your suggestions! I'm going for it!! So love this class!