I’m in the midst of sorting, rearranging and getting rid of stuff in my studio so I’m not getting much art done. I am managing to work a little by continuing with Valri’s Art Challenges.
The next round of Valri’s Challenge was Still Life. The pears and strawberries is my favorite of the ones I did. I’ve been doing all of them in the same type of sketchbook I used for the birds, handmade out of junk papers that I used for picking up paint or cleaning a brush or roller.
I shouldn’t call it junk paper, some of it is Dick Blick’s cheap drawing paper and it’s a decent paper. After the Still Life challenge we did people. I decided if I was going to do people on junk paper it ought to be me that is looking a lot less than perfect so I did some self portraits. This is my favorite of those….
The next challenge was boats which is a favorite subject of mine; however, it was during my husband’s rehab from the knee surgery and I was not getting much done. I did manage to do one very day but not as well as I would have liked. Here’s my favorite of those…
And now we’re doing Fish…. It’s another subject I like but I do more fantasy fish than the real thing. I did manage do do one that is real, a rainbow trout, and I’m pleased with how he turned out….
The partial circle top left is part of a coffee filter from our hotel at Disney World and the rectangle lower right is a tea bag. Both were glued to the junk paper just to add another dimension.
Time to get back to my sorting….