Week 24 – Happy Painting with Juliette Crane
This was a bonus lesson about how magical faces appear out of a intuitive playful process. I already knew what I wanted to paint, so it wasn’t so intuitive, but I liked it, none the less!
I started out by laying down some paint on the bottom and top, then I collaged some papers with mat medium then, I just started with the eyes and the nose, and this little happy critter came out 🙂
A close up of the face…
and a close up of the bow tie.
I also added some white spots all over to fill in the “blank” spaces.
Week 25 – Stenciling What You Love with Lynsee Lynx
Lynnsee uses a lot of sacred geometric shapes & symbols. She showed us how to make stencils and use spray paint – something I had never tried in my mixed media experience. I really enjoyed playing with this one!
I was able to make my stencils and make three different projects.
A closeup of the upper right,
This was the second project I made using the sprays, a gold marker and drip paint.
For this one I used pastel colors and black paint.
And also used some of the stencils I already had on hand.
Week 26 – Our Inner Warrior Princess with Andrea Gomoll!
I was on vacation when I made this one so, once again, I took my time in perfecting it 🙂
A while back I took her Faceinating Girls Class and got her stamps for free. I don’t need the stamps anymore but they come in handy when you start learning to paint whimsical girl faces.
When I clicked on this lesson, I knew I wanted to make an Aztec princess. I was born in Mexico under the watchful eye of two volcanos, Huitzilopotchli and Izxtlazihuatl.
This is the picture where I got my inspiration.
You can see the two volcanoes in the background. I googled images of Aztec princesses and this was the combination of several. For the background I used watercolors.
I really like her 🙂
I used some stencils and modeling paste for the words.
I don’t remember where I got this quote, but I think it’s so appropriate!
A closeup of her headdress with things I like.
Week 28 – Layers of You with Tamara Laport
Tam’s lesson was all about self-empathy and paint-over-collage.
I took a picture from a fashion magazine and used it for the basis of my girl.
I added these flowers that appeared on an add, just changed the color and highlighted with a black pen.
The banners with the word Joy and different shapes. Yes, Life is good!
I added a butterfly from Tim Holtz paper.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my creations today. See you next time!
2 thoughts on “Life Book 2015 – Lessons 24 – 28”
Your responses to the lessons are great. I love the way you incorporates your personal heritage into the warrior piece. You did a great job with the exercise in painting over collage too.
Thanks for your encouragement, Laura. I haven’t had a chance to visit your blog and read your posts, but as soon as I catch up I will. Thanks for coming by!