Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Self Portrait Paintings

Painting class moved on from still life to self portraits.  Seeing as I couldn't draw myself, I didn't have much confidence in the realm of painting. So we embarked as a class. We had very specific palette's that we had to use, and often this was just four colors that we had to really mix. Here are my two......

Above are Kendra's! To the right is James.  His captures his movement and his energy for sure. The bottom right is Jenny's. I love her light and shadow.  Below are Tom's! He is amazing with the addition of the landscape. He blazed out four of these portraits.

Critique day is always my favorite. There is something so amazing to see all of our work lined up along the easels.  Everyone paints very differently, and it is interesting to discuss everyone's work.

And below you can see the start of the instructors! Andrew

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