Sunday, January 29, 2012

Experimenting and Self-Critique

I'm taking a super, exciting class in illustrating children's books. (See link below ~ How To Be A Children's Illustrator). Our first painting experience was to use two colors in water color! So, I chose orange and blue and the magical mixture of their colors. They are the basic colors I will be using in the picture book I'm writing and illustrating with Heather Rowley. This was so much fun, I nearly forgot about my day job! I like the way I got the colors, though as always I need to learn to go darker. I tried outlining with ink, but the outlines are too heavy. For the final picture I will use a fainter outline if any at all. Also need to practice how to draw a soccer ball (smile). All in the fun of learning and expanding my skills. The old adage of constant practice is never truer.

Also, here's an image of the fine art painting I submitted to the Millicent Rogers Museum
annual Miniature Show. I loved painting this no end. Now to decide what to wear to the opening next Saturday night! Yes, I'm girlie enough to think of that.

"Petroglyph," acrylic on canvas, 8" x8", Judith Nasse, Jan. '12

I hope that for you in this new year you too will find
your creative practice to be such a joy and creative critique.