Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Still had some more dogs in mind. Just haven't had much time to paint. Plus, I've been doing Mary Ann Moss's Remains of the Day Journal class (http://dispatchfromla.typepad.com/dispatch_from_la/rotdoci.html) which is very time consuming and SLOW for me. While it is VERY cool, I think I will only do one journal. My studio is small and I cannot store tons of paper (beyond what I already have leftover from scrapbooking days).
I found (I shouldn't say found because she's been around for a while and is very prolific) an artist whose work I totally am in love with and her name is Jennifer Mercede. A couple of her pieces can be found in the Land of Nod catalog. Her work is very FUN to look at and has childlike qualities without being childish. It's very charming and I would love to have one of her pieces.
Another artist I'm eyeing lately is Dan Casado. I found him through a friend and I always look for his work to post on his Flickr site (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan-casado/) His work is amazing and very fresh. I love how he leaves a lot of his background collage work showing through. I need to do more of that since I really do put a lot of effort into my backgrounds. I end up covering most of my layers with more solid color and I'm trying to refrain! It's hard to know when to stop, you know?
Well, I hope all of you are having a very artful morning and if not, MAKE IT SO!!