Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Art Unraveled - Class 1

 
"Play on Faces" 
with Cynthia Anderson
(all photos taken with permission from the artist)

I promised to share with you some of the pictures I took while in Arizona last week attending Art Unraveled. It took place at the Embassy Suites in Phoenix, and offered several classes over a 7 day period. I was not there the entire time, but was able to take several day and evening classes. I will be posting about each of the four mixed media-classes I took over the next few days.

The first class, "Play on Faces," was with mixed-media artist Cynthia Anderson. She was a wonderful instructor who shared with us some simple techniques to draw and paint a face. I wasn't sure I'd be able to do it, but by the end of the day, I had (well, almost) completed the piece you see here. It is the same face that I reduced, enhanced and adhered to a pocket watch for the Mixed Media Monday challenge that I posted earlier. 

Below you will find a few pictures from the day . . .


Instructor painting lips on her piece
Quick sketches & collaged background ready for painting
Painted face / shape & the beginnings of a drawing
Final results for the day

I actually finished the painting today, and will post the final results soon. On to day two, "Textures.Layers.Collage" with Traci Bautista tomorrow . . .

Kristin xo

11 comments:

indie grrrl said...

I love that you are sharing the journney with us.... Thank You.
What fun it must have been to be there and in the company of other artists. YaY YOU!

Mandy said...

love the face...i find faces tricky...i used to draw them al the time as a teen and loved it...but now!!!!not my fav thing to do but i do love a challenge...what a wonderful time you must have had...i'm green!!!!lolxxx

Amy said...

woo hoo...I can't wait to see the finished piece..looks super fab. already girl!

Michelle said...

How great! I wish I was there to learn with you!

Carin said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I'm with Mandy- I used to draw faces all the time as a teen, but now I just can't seem to get them right. Must practise! Yours is fabulous! Can't wait to see the finished product.

missy k said...

Great post Kristin, it sounds so much fun.

I love the background to your painted face and can't wait to see the finished piece.

dani said...

that must have been so much fun. i, as well, am waiting to see your finished piece.

Jingle said...

my goodness, u r so very creative.
love the art ...

Julia Christie said...

Great post, I am loving sharing this journey with you Kristin! Love this face too!

Smiles

scrapwordsmom said...

She is a darling girl!:)

Kristy said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
what a cute little girlie :O)