Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Back to Painting

Well, this weekend was incredibly busy again, and so no artwork had been done till today. It was nice getting back to it since I am very far behind in all my projects. So, I finally worked on Jonathan's face in the painting today and I am pretty content with where its going. Still needs a little work though. Hopefully Ill be almost done so I can start working on the next project: life-size full body portrait of someone (not that all of mine aren't that already :))

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Im very tired. And in a strange mood. So that is it for tonight and here are some pictures.

Oh, and I got this sweet free frame and I cant wait to use it!!!

I didn't do much on my painting.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baking at One

Well, as you can tell I am wide awake at one in the morning because, like a professional idiot, I drank coffee way too late. Hence, another post. I'm just waiting for my banana bread to bake, since i had nothing better to do with my time, and so I sit here, eagerly awaiting a slice of deliciousness. (I have actually been waiting all week for my bananas to get ripe enough to bake.)

I got a little more painting done today, and thankfully got all of my graphic design project done, so that I could work on what I really wanted to do. Tonight I started on getting just a little more detail and accuracy in these figures, so that they don't turn out looking so expressive that they lose touch with reality (god forbid that happens!)

So, the detail-oriented side of me was extremely satisfied this evening, and I was able to really enjoy just sitting up in my "cubicle/cubby", all by myself, listening to music and doing what I love most in life. To tell you the truth, this semester has really been the first that I don't feel like painting is almost like another thing I have  to do, but something I really want to do to unwind at the end of the day.. plus I get to do it for credit!

And here is another picture of my painting coming along. I finally started on Jonathan's face, although it is far from being complete as you can tell.

I hope you have a wonderful night!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Two in One Day

I definitely know that this won't last long, but I will use my time as an advantage to write (or really just put up pictures). I didn't do anymore on my painting tonight because I had so much graphic design work to do, but when I got too stressed to do anything else on illustrator, I decided to relax by throwing on the wheel! I am just taking ceramics this semester, and we are only making pots by hand, but I have been using the wheel outside of class because it is just too darn fun to not. So, my creations for this evening:

Hard at Work

So, for the first time I am actually getting some work done on this painting, and I have some pictures to prove it. The last time I touched the painting was early last week, so I was extremely excited to pick it up again, until I realized I have a problem with being loose with my brushstrokes. I tend to get bogged down with detail, that my paintings start to lose expression, so I am trying hard not to do that this time. Other than that, this blue is being a real big pain in my butt, cause it's definitely not the right color that I want, but I will make it work.

On the lighter side, I love how vivid these colors are going to be. Hopefully, I will have to time to go over them with several layers of opaque color, so that they are literally straight from the tube.

I guess that's it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A long weekend

This weekend has been extremely long, and drags into this week where I will have no time to do anything whatsoever. I have much to do even tonight, so I just wanted to write a little post to show my next artistic endeavor, and to try to put pictures on here for the first time.

This painting is one that is of my friend's Jonathan and Whitney. They are getting married soon and were my first thought when I wanted to do a couple painting. Actually I believe this will be my first true couple painting (That I actually like that is..)

I hope you enjoy the process!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Four in the morning.

I want to begin this blog by saying that I am not a writer. I do not pretend to be impressive with words, and have never really thought of myself as at all gifted in that area of my life. Yet at 4:00 am this morning, as i was contemplating why I could not just go to sleep, I decided that I wanted to have a blog so I can document a little part of my life. And even though this may turn out to be a total disaster, I thought, "why not?" , and chose to just go with it instead of debate with myself the many reasons I shouldn't start one.

So, even though I started on a rather pessimistic outlook of my writing skills, I figure why not start a blog on something I am good at. So here it goes.

My name is Michelle, and I am an artist. I am a fine art major at Harding University in Arkansas (yes, I know it's random), and my emphasis is painting. I guess that is all you need to know for now, because I don't want to bore you with my life story. Hopefully over the next few weeks, months, or maybe even years, it will be apparent who I am and what I love through my artwork.

Goodbye for now, and wish me luck!