Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

Only six and a half weeks before Christmas, only two weeks before the shopping season officially opens.  I’m working on Angel ornaments and dolls which means painting has been put on the back burner for now.  My next exhibit isn’t until March but I will have to get crackin’ once the holiday work is done. 

These are the first of the angel ornaments… I still have more in process and with each one I discover another way to do something so they are all very different.

angel ornaments

And the bottle doll… this is the first one done and I learned a bunch about how these can go together.  Now I have to get busy on making some for the gallery.

Dream Doll done

I also have to share some of the exercises my beginning watercolor students have been doing.  In addition to learning how to use the medium, I’m also working on getting them to think a little differently about their work.  Every week we do some sort of exercise that forces them to let their left-brain thinking go and realize that they they don’t have to stay in the lines to make a good painting.

student's work