.....and other random stuff......

Friday, June 7, 2019

Taking a New Class

I’m taking a new class from Carla Sonheim. The Painting Techniques of Anne Marie Grgich (Portraits)

We’re supposed to be painting on cradle boards (which scares the hell out of me for some reason) and I wanted to ‘practice’ in my sketchbook first. Plus I’m not sure I want to make them like everyone else. Husband says I should because it’s a class and I need to do what the teacher instructs us to do.

I, ever the obstinate one, want to be different……go figure!

I have to say I like the way she does profiles (which I have trouble with) so I did copy that. Her style is very ‘outsider art’ and VERY busy. I just don’t seem to be able to make my portraits quite that hectic. But I think I did loosen up a bit à la Picasso…..so that’s good, right?

Every technique you can add to your arsenal is a good thing!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

With Apologies to The Big Bang Theory.....

robin jr writes under the pen name Tondelaya Shillysham

Friday, May 31, 2019

Decisions, Decisions

Or......why is the pair I want always on the TOP shelf!?!?!?!?!?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


....it's all about the process, not the outcome.

For my birthday the boys got me a lightbox.
I had been using the sliding doors as a light box but sometimes it would get dark before I was finished and obviously the sliders were no good until the next day.
AND I can sit comfortably at my little artsy corner of the island and work til all hours of the night!

Thanks boys! 

Here's the info if you're interested: https://www.artograph.com/lightpad-lx-series/

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Can You Say Procrastination.....

I should be working on robin jr..........

 instead I'm playing with camera lenses......