Friday, December 18, 2009

Time to Reflect

Nine months have passed since I've immersed myself in drawing and painting. I've joined the Colored Pencil Society, the San Diego Watercolor Society, and I also belong to the Figure Inspiration Group where each Tuesday morning I meet with other artists at Liberty Station and draw/paint a model with the longest pose no more than 20 minutes. I also belong to several Artist Trading Card sites and had the opportunity to meet some of the San Diego artists from those sites. I had several pet portrait commissions and want to do more portraits - both of pets and persons. I plan to spread some portrait postcards and send them off to pet clubs, shops and other places where I can advertise. I also dabbled in making jewelry - copper beaded elephant pins which were fun. I opened my Red Bubble and Etsy shop, but I still need to put art in for sale. So here I sit and think about what I'd like to accomplish in the next year in becoming a better artist, to show more art work in shows, and to sell more of my art and my portraits.

The figure drawing above is of my most favorite model, Tory who is a blues/rock singer. This is a 20 minute pose and I loved that she put on the bunny ears and had that serious expression on her face! This isn't the best drawing, but I think I got a good likeness of her.

The elephant pins are all beaded in white, red, and blue seed beads. My artist friend picked Elephants as the animal theme this year. I plan on giving her the white beaded elephant pin and a few other things. I have three more to bead and they along with the blue & red one will be for sale on Etsy beginning next year. Well, now it's my turn to think about next year's themed animal!
Have a wonderful holiday season full of light, love and peace!


Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Rhonda said...

Thanks so much!