Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Art Filled World

Hello beautiful artists! I know it's been a while and all I can say is, "Whew, I've been crazy busy!" So, three online classes and a trip to Los Angeles and I'm finally here. I've been keeping myself very busy with art plans and renderings etc. Working at beefing up my studio supplies of course (always) and neglecting to clean and organize the studio space. I must clean up in there today 'cuz I'm reduced to about the table space of 18" x 18"- yikes!

Here are a couple of things I've been working on...


She is one I worked on back in February using only Caran D'ache neocolor II's. Then this week I played with it a little more adding prisma colors to it. This photo really doesn't show the detail in the background or shading. Don't know why.

Then I made a journal out of two really thrashed antique book covers and filled it with fabrianao 140lb. hot press watercolor paper - my favorite! I decorated the inside covers with tape and decorative papers.





Well, that's all I'm going to tease you with for now, ha! I will be sharing some fantasy art over the next few weeks as I work in my journals. I have one larger piece I'm about halfway finished with so it will be up in the next post.

Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle will be hosting her Colors of Summer play dates again this Summer and I am going to try and participate. Woo Hoo!

Please forgive me for not stopping by your blogs lately - bad girl I know. I am trying to get organized so I can manage all this stuff I've got going on, lol.

So until next time, keep scrubing that gesso off your fingers and I'll see you soon!

Forever in art,

Jessica

7 comments:

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

She's lovely... her hair is wonderful. I can see all the texture with the colored pencil, it really adds to the neo II's.
I like that she is wearing her heart of all to see.
The altered book is going to be great. Nice job.
I found out why my posts... don't post! Yes I did it again, typed a post and it didn't work. WELL knock me up side the head...lol.
I guess I should sign in to google first!! before I type a post.
Happy Arting!

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jessi... love you art... she is a sweetie... and your beautiful journals... those covers are just so lovely...

Jenny x

Ms Schnaderle said...

Hello Jessica,
I love your girl and how she hold her heart. Your book is such an inspiration. You will have lots of fun while painting in it.

Hugs Mascha

Janelle said...

Your girl is very pretty and I love the colors you used. Using old book covers to make a new book is a really neat idea. I like how the corners of the covers have worn edges.

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

It's always so good to see your work, Jessi. I really do adore it. I hear you about being busy. Somehow (!)I've overextended myself with classes and challenges. But I'm learning to let go and just do what I can and let the rest go. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. It's so very much appreciated! xoxo

Mandy said...

Oh...she is beautiful ...love her eyes...and wonderful colours....i say lucky you for having an art studio....good luck with your cleaning and organizing and im really looking forward yo seeing what you're doing in summer of colour...xxx

Kristin said...

Awe, HOW did I miss this?! Thank you for mentioning Summer of Color, I am so looking forward to seeing what you do, so now we BOTH need to clean the studio, lol.
AND I love your bright and colorful painting - your eyes are always so beautiful and expressive - and the heart in her hands is perfect.
AND of course that book makes me swoon ;) xoxo!