Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Flurries

Hi there!  Spring is really here now and it came in with a bang. Snow, wind, hail, rain -  you name it, it came down on us. Still flooding today and just not sure how long all of this is going to last.  I hope you are all having a nicer blooming Spring so far. 

So to chase this weather away it's time to visit my Spring fantasy land of faeries and mermaid faces straight from my studio. I have a couple of faces to share from my class with Jane Davenport...

Wistful Mermaid Journal Spread - Craft Acrylics

Colored Pencil Girlie

1940"s Starlet - Soft Pastels

We've been doing faces, journal spreads and figures using different supplies in order to get a feel for them and to determine which ones are our faves.

That's it for now.  More are coming next week.  I think I'm going to be taking Jane's class, "I Heart Drawing" next week so I will learn to be more comfortable drawing the figure.

Have a wonderful week and try to keep that copic marker off the tops of your fingernails (I was not successful)!

Forever in art,


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful pieces. So happy you're sharing the work you're doing from this class. Can't wait to see what's in store next week.

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh, Jessi!!
These girls are just so elegant and stunning....that pink-haired mermaid is so enchanting!!
I love the way they each have their own personalities...and the Starlet's eyelashes are to die for!!

I love them all :)

Keep dry and warm....I'll send you some of our sunshine...and a nice big hug!
It's always so much fun to see what you've been up to in your studio!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Isn't Jane a fabulous teacher? I met her when I took 21 secrets last year.. love love her energy.
Your pink girl portrait is SO BEAUTIFUL !!! The pink shading on her face and hair.. oh jealous !!!! I wish I look like her :)
The pastel one is just so glamorous and charming... I bet she looks just like you ! HUGZZZZZZZZ!

Purpletreebird said...

Hi Jessi, these are beautiful, I especially love the top one with the dreamy colours. :) Thanks so much for your lovely comments, you made my day today! :)
Jess xx

Janelle said...

I would love to take Jane's class someday. She looks to be an amazing teacher. I love your girls, they are all beautiful. I think that the girl with purple hair is my favorite. I hope that the weather improves there. We are having very warm temperatures for March so far. It feels more like late June.

Kathy said...

Just beautiful.. love the mermaid.. weather is crazy here too.. so summery instead of spring...

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh wouawwwwwwwwww...that class seems to be so fun...for someone who have your is not my present talent is overload by taking care of the 5 dogs...waiting for vacation will come in april...I will contact you as soon as sure...miss you xxx

Kristin said...

I am blown away!!! SO HAPPY to see you creating - and your girls are just gorgeous!! I LOVE the 1040's Starlet so much I could scream! Those lashes are fabulous - hmmm, if you see me add some corner bottom lashes on my next girl, you'll know why ;) xoxoxo

Annie said...

Adorable!!!! Love them all.
Hope the weather improves real soon.

Heather Henry said...

Always, always, always, love your beautiful drawings/paintings. These are very lovely. I love the girl with the purple hair, she is so pretty. They definitely look like they can bring Spring to any place they go.
Have a blessed and wonderful week!! :)

scarlett clay said...

WOw! Your paintings are lovely, the flesh colors are so pretty and glowing.

linda said...

Hi Jess, your girls, as ever are so beautiful.

You are one of my five that I have awarded for the Liebster Blog award. Check out my blog at for all the details.

Joy Lee said...

Stumbled on your blog from Pinterest today, Loving your work!! <3