I love this place. I'm part of this co-op working artist studio in NW Portland near the Pearl District. There are 10 awesome artists here who rent spaces as well. If you want to view my artwork and get a tour let me know, I'd be happy to meet up!
I finished this project long ago and never posted it! So continued from the previous thumbnail post.... I drew up this image and revised it a few times after requests from the author, here is #1,
below is #2,
then I did a value study to figure out the lighting and 2 color studies in Adobe Photoshop.
The client wanted the colors in the #1 study to be more vibrant and she asked me to work on the rabbits expression so I created color study #2 below!
Once the client was happy with the rabbit, colors and vibrancy of the scene I was ready to start the final on watercolor paper. I blew up my drawing to size, traced it on the 300lb paper with pencil on my light table.
After lots of hours of painting in watercolors I finished! Here it is! Best of all my author client loved it :)
"Finding Strength in Mother Nature" finished painting above and before in the process of adding layers below.
I really enjoyed spending a few days painting with acrylics on canvas! This painting was created through following a "Color of Woman "online class. Its about intentional creativity, a process of painting that offers you a healing experience. My Mom, Cindy Taylor Clark is a very talented artist and she has been studying these techniques for over a year now and is teaching her own workshops now in Maine. These classes are designed so people with no painting experience and professional artists can enjoy and benefit from the workshop experience.
Below is her painting "Dreaming the Muse" and more info on her upcoming class Feb 15, 2014 check out her website for current classes and goodies being offered here ....http://www.angelightenterprises.com/
By Cindy Taylor Clark
Dreaming with Muse Sat. Feb. 15th Peace Love & Light Center Bidderford, Maine What is your Heart's Calling for 2014? Let your Wise Inner Muse lead the way in this full day workshop to dream through the portal of the canvas. The 13 step process will guide you into the unknown territory of deep questioning where magic happens. full day 9 am - 4:30 pm in a community space near you contact Cindy for bookings firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew thumbnail sketches of "Spring " in different compositions for the first page of a children's book about the the four seasons.
I have been spending time with my family in Maine this winter and it's been so COLD and snowy! I'm definitely looking forwards to spring!