Well, tis the season. As of this moment our local forecasters are predicting it to begin Fri. eve and end Sun. AM with an accumulation of up to 12 inches along with gusty winds and possible power outages! It can snow but I pray we don't lose power. Looks like many of the northeast and coastal states south of PA will be dealing with this too. Whatever comes there's no choice but to accept it. I'll embrace the time indoors to do some more decluttering along with art and reading. What will YOU do?
Speaking of winter here is another page I have done for the winter wonderland theme going on this month at Art Journal Journey:
The page began with another of my gelli plate deli paper prints. Several blues and white acrylic were mixed on a brush to paint the hills of snow. Then my snowman was painted on. Words are digitally added. It was all I could think of as he does look VERY happy in the snow! Know who this famous snowman is?? You can find out at the end of the post:)
My other art to share for today is a practice page and my first finished piece as part of my newest online class called Nature's Canvas (painting faces on sticks, branches and driftwood). It's taught by Tania Bains. This is a perfect combination for my love of nature and desire to continue learning techniques for painting faces! There is so much content and videos packed into this class and I am thrilled to have found it just by checking on a link my friend Patty had in a blog post.
Have you ever done that? You know, just clicked on a link that ended up taking you somewhere delightfully unexpected? Oh do share!
Practicing quick sketches of faces:
And my first painted face-on an oak leaf:
I was actually surprised and so happy about how well this came out! It's hard to see but there are lots of layers on her face and in her hair. And now another leaf is waiting to be painted:) I am just dying to try driftwood and sticks but it is WAY too cold for me to go out looking for any right now. The leaves I can find in my own (or my neighbor's) back yard.
Oh, and before I forget-the snowman? He's Olaf from the movie 'Frozen'! At least, he's my version-my son says I put weight on him:)
Linking to Art It Friday - Show Your Face , Art Journal Journey, and Paint Party Friday. I'll be around to visit throughout the next few days-provided we don't lose power-fingers crossed.
" If you want to be happy, be." Leo Tolstoy