Yesterday at the meeting in the Campbell Artists’ Guild we had an artist trading card exchange. This is what I brought, they are my experiments with metal pens and markers combined with colored pencils:
And this is what I got in return:
Gudrun Baumeister – Sunset in the North Sea – watercolor 3.5″ x 2.5″
Barb Overholt – Golden Open acrylics, 3.5″ x 2.5″
Anne Olander – Zion National Park – acrylic, 3.5″ x 2.5″
Pretty wonderful extra gifts for my Birthday! :)
Found a beautiful photo of poppy pods by Tamara Lee on Etsy:
Tamara Lee – Thoughtful
Her entire shop there is full of wonderful, delicate items. Pleasure to see and surely even more pleasure to own.
I haven’t visited Harmony for a long time, not even sure why. It’s a great place to get unstuck (and I am stuck thoroughly with an abstract piece right now), to unwind after a stressful day, and to doodle away no matter what your circumstances are.
Harmony is perfectly capable of helping you make realistic art, but that I could do on my own, right? So for the most part me and Harmony create strange things like this one.
Love those thin lines in the background that are just as unruly as the wild daisies.
Kristin Reiber Harris – Shasta Daisies, Mixed media drawing, 30″ x 22″
Chrysanthemum by Lisa Rodden – Paper & Acrylic, 30 x 30cm
Very beautiful and seemingly simple, just like the rest of other Lisa’s paper works
Outburst – 6″ x 9″, colored pencil on drawing paper
Well, was it a strange journey with this one or what. Never worked on such a moody piece, but I think I like how it turned out.
Two artworks on display at Main Street Cafe as a part of the group exhibit “From the Heart” organized by Fine Art League of Cupertino: Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park and a new one, Mom & Son.
The exhibit is from February 1 till February 28, 2009.
Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6-7:30pm
Address: 134 Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16″ x 20″
Mom & Son – charcoal on colored paper, 20″ x 16″
I did this piece as a gift to my Mom and Dad. Mom grows many wonderful gladioluses at their summer house, but the yellow ones look most beautiful to me.