Monday, April 2, 2012

In like a Lion, Out like a Lion

Helloooo...from the studioooo! Wow, March was a windy, wet, frozen weather catastrophe here. Spring seems to be getting wilder here every year.  It's o.k. though, more time to spend indoors in the studio painting and sketching to my little heart's content.  Actually, I do my sketching in my magic chair. (As most of you know already, hee, hee).

I'm finishing up my class with Jane D. and then promptly starting a new one with her as well.  She's an awesome teacher and talent.  What I love about her is her ability to identify with every level of artist from the very beginner to the more experienced. Her teaching works for everyone.

My most recent homework was inspired by my desire to connect with fairy tales and the vast amounts of wooded area here. Also, Jane did a video where she was sketching out in the woods...


"The Harbinger"
Beware little girl...Something wicked this way comes...

Just to let you all know, I've been experiencing Internet connection problems for a couple of weeks.  I apologize if I haven't responded to your comments or stopped by your blogs lately.  The cable company thinks they've got it fixed - we'll see.  It certainly has opened my eyes to how important the Internet and all my blog buddies are to me.  Know that you are very much appreciated and loved!

Keep those paint brushes flippin' baby!

Forever in art,

Jessi

13 comments:

Janelle said...

It has been cold and wet here after having a couple weeks of summer weather. The people and plants have been confused by the sudden cold snap. I am longing for warmer weather. I love this painting. It is totally amazing. You are an amazing artist. It sends shivers through me.

Janet said...

Our weather is back and forth...one day sunny and warm then cooler with rain.

Internet problems are such a bother. I hope yours are fixed. I miss seeing your lovely art.

laurie said...

beautiful painting, I love that crow! Hope you have no trouble with the internet!

Maggie said...

Hey Jessi! The weather in Torrance has been really funky. One day it's pouring rain, the next day gloomy, then windy. I was telling a friend that mother nature has been quite moody lately. A part of me wishes I could be stuck in-doors, but with 3 little kids I know better than to wish for that. I love reading and seeing your post. Your girl in the woods is enchanting. Loving the details, crows feathers, girls hoody, the branches. I have always admired and appreciated your talent in shading. Can't wait to see your next page.

Heather Henry said...

After living in Kansas, I think Spring here seems pretty mild. :) It's nice to see clouds and not be worried about tornadoes dropping down out of the sky.
I love your new picture, she is really pretty and the vibrant colors are awesome. I love it, like all of your art work....beautiful.
Hope all is well with you! Happy drawing/sketching/painting!! :)

Cameron said...

Oh, Jessi!

She is gorgeous!! I adore fairytales.....with a dark twist....even better!! I had to click to enlarge and take in all the wonderful details!

So glad you've been keeping yourself busy artwise...cuz what you do is awesome!

Big hugs!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

you know.. if i ever get to seat on that magic chair of yours.. i think i'll draw and paint just like you !!! :)
I had huge headache last night, so took an advil and still got up at 5:30 AM this morning.. pooeee...
I just listened to 'She talks to angels' by black crowes and look at your painting ! Beautifully enchanted !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_5U0M9ErGA

Jenny said...

Your painting is beautiful Jessi... I love everything about it... and yes Jane's classes rock... Wishing you a happy Easter...

Jenny x

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

MAGNIFICENT!!!! Super job on this one. The angle of the eyes looking up at the crow,is very alluring.
NICE.... The contast of the red cape and the background is great too.

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

http://beautyofsorrow.blogspot.ca/
Beauty of Sorrow is BACK !

Melanie Statnick said...

I adore the face on this girl. The values in colours around her eyes is lovely!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely stunning! LOVE the bold green against the ruby red. Beautiful! xoxo

Kristin said...

Yay, you! I miss you! I was JUST thinking about you yesterday when I saw this picture on another sidebar ;)
Hope you are well and I'm thrilled that you'll be playing along for another Summer of Color! xoxo