Indigo at Studio B

It was my turn to drive up, over and down the hills, past long-horned bulls and fields of sage, through small towns, over the river and into Weiser for another visit. In the backseat, cookies, carrot salad, brie and crackers were our fuel we brought for our potluck lunch. Those would give us the energy to spend the day experimenting and playing with indigo dye at Studio B, our friend Linda‘s studio at her house. She is always so generous to share her space and tools with us.

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New Work

At the beginning of the new year, I decided to move in a different direction with my artwork. I took a break from the Leaf Stack series and started on a new piece.

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100 Drawings - Week 9

My skin is craving the sun and my body wants to be outside, even though the temperatures have been cold in Boise. Our area, this winter, has been a sea of white (snow) and gray (sky/inversion), a monochromatic world.

But monochrome doesn’t have to be dreary. For lesson 9 in the online class, 100 Drawings, taught by Jane Davies, we once again explored monochromatic colors.

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100 Drawings - Week 8

The possibility of using anything and everything in creating art overwhelms me! In a few of the lessons for the online 100 Drawings workshop, we had some where there wasn’t much limitation on the media or content when working.

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100 Drawings - Week 7

Is that lime green or chartreuse? Avocado green or sage green? What is simply green to my husband may be grass green, pine green or olive green to me. With so many infinite possibilities in color, I like to be a little more specific when I can.

Exploring monochromatic color, specifically in stripes, was the goal of lesson 7 in Jane Davies’ 100 Drawings online workshop.

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100 Drawings - Week 6

Although the 100 Drawings online workshop I took from Jane Davies is long over, I still have some more of my results to share.

Week 6 was all about going overboard, aiming for maximum variety, like in lesson 4 but now with color.

When I read this lesson, I felt immediate overwhelm about the maximal variety of color, lines, shapes, patterns, etc. I wasn’t sure I was going to have fun with this one. And I didn’t really. (But I didn’t sign up for fun.)

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A Year in Review

Happy New Year! It’s the start of another year. A time for new beginnings, perhaps, new adventures, new explorations, new work. It is also a good time to review the previous year and plan for this next one.

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100 Drawings - Week 5

Before I get into the drawings, I just wanted to apologize for my site being down for about a week. There were issues with the hosting site. Thanks to those who let me know about it.

Now, back to the “drawings.” The assignment for week 5 was color. We were to play with color as the dominate element. The color was to be the focus (not pattern, lines, shapes, etc.) There were some other specifics about how to go about this.

I decided to use three colors that I had been seeing in my neighbor’s tree: yellow, red and green.

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Studio Visit – JanyRae Seda

In the unfamiliar neighborhood, I pulled up in front of the cute, old painted brick house. A variety of plants invaded the front yard as a buddha statue sat calmly on the small front porch, waiting to welcome visitors. As I stepped through the front door, I was faced with a roomful of artwork from floor to ceiling. I had just entered the realm of local artist, JanyRae Seda.

 

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100 Drawings – Week 4

Tubes of paint, graphite crayons, splattered paper, pencils, pens, brushes, a container of water, papers and more. Somewhere under all of that is my drawing desk! It is getting messier and messier as the weeks of my 100 Drawings (with Jane Davies) online workshop continues.

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