|You can tell that the original photo was taken with a flash, which I encourage people to avoid if at all possible. In this case we couldn't get around it.|
Monday, December 31, 2012
This is my last finished project for 2012. All told, I completed around 22 pieces, which isn't so bad considering I had to squeeze them in here and there around a full-time schedule.
Friday, December 28, 2012
So I've been sitting on these images and not able to share them until they were delivered to the new owners, but now I can let you see them. Woo hoo! They were fun to do. I can't wait until my next drawing. Who will it be?
|I knew about this project months before we actually found the right photo to draw. It was hard because it was a secret, but it was so worth it when the right image came in. A good photo to work from makes all the difference in a portrait!|
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I've been working a lot, but this is the only thing I can show you until after Christmas. It's not finished yet, but it's moving along. Took my last two Christmas jobs on Friday, and that's all I'll be able to squeeze in before the 25th. Afterwards I'll put up pictures of the drawings and paintings that were gifts. It's been so fun to work on these pictures, and I hope each person who receives one enjoys looking at it as much as I enjoyed painting or drawing it!
Posted by Beth MacKinney at 1:13 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I feel like I've completed one of the last hurdles before Christmas is here. We had our art class Christmas party on Friday for the younger group. The moms brought cookies, I made frosting and bought sprinkles, and the kids provided the creative talent.
It was a little like doing Jackson Pollock art with frosting, so the clean up took a LONG time, but it was worth it. I'd show you pictures, but I was a little sticky at the time, and I've already eaten all of my cookies yesterday. (I have a feeling many of my students have, too.)
Posted by Beth MacKinney at 12:25 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Art class, as usual, went over well on Friday, but not as I expected (also as usual). The idea was to do a 3D project of something kind of high tech/space age with robotic type critters. However, when I suggested that they could do household rooms, Christmas scenes, etc., they took off from there. My own and my eldest daughter's examples were the only mechanized creations. One boy did the Chicago Bear's locker room with football players. Another did a library. Yet another did a room in a house with a Christmas tree (and zombies). It went on from there.
Did they have fun? Yes. Did they accomplish the point of the assignment? Pretty much, since it was to make a 3D-ish creation with stand-alone characters of some kind. Were my junior artists satisfied with themselves? Immensely.
And I think that's what it's all about.