Thursday, February 28, 2013

Letter Love 201...

Hi, Everyone. I got home from work a little early today and finally took some photos of the work I have been doing in Joanne Sharpe's month long on-line class. This has been the most challenging set of lessons yet. Not only are you lettering but you are creating art to go around and through the letters to make the letters part of the art. I only have about a 1/3 of the lessons done, so my creating will flow over into the month of March which will be great.
The work is done with permanent markers, watercolors, acrylic paints, bling, and coming up, gel medium, gesso, modeling paste and tissue paper and canvas. Wow, my head is spinning when I list all of that.
I am hoping to take a live class from Joanne at the end of June when she is going to be a guest of Donna Downey in North Carolina. Both ladies are fast paced teachers who use vibrant colors and spontaneous writing to create their art. I am excited.

Enjoy the photos-

 Cover, done in a 9 x 12' watercolor journal. Pitt Pens and watercolor paint. Alphabet soup.

Lesson 2- Lots of fun fonts and watercolors on wiggly lines.
Lesson 4- Alpha Vortex. The "S" in the center is the first letter I drew, all the others are letters placed "above" or "below" by careful placement of lines. That's Gary, Rob, Pete, Heather, Chris, DJ and my name.

Lesson 5- Word Play Collage. The letters had to touch in some fashion and we had to change the angle of the page after each set.

 Lesson 6- Shape it up. Made our letters into overlapping shapes, then colored in some of the inner spaces. Copic markers and some Twinkling H2Os on the flowers.
 Lesson 7- The Good Negative. Painted big blotch. Used one word then added sayings or words to describe and highlight what you meant by your word. In case you can't tell, I used Change- my word for the year, Create and Time- all which mean a lot to me right now. The white letters are created with a white Signo pen.

 Lesson 8- the Cluster Composition
Believe it or not, these words are clustered into an S shape around my cat picture. Words can flow throughout your art, not just get tucked in a corner or written across a straight line.
 Lesson 9- Op Art Outlines. I'm not into Op Art but I did my best.

Lesson 11- Brush and Letters. Not liking this one so much.Using a paint brush to create your lettering. You know I want it all to turn out perfectly..... Not so much.

Lesson 14- Lettered Love. This was created on Valentine's Day. Integrate hearts into our lettering. Joanne, our teacher, is a big user of hearts in her art. This was fun.

I have many more lessons to complete and a few I don't think I'll do, but on a whole I think this was an excellent class helping me find more of what I like to do and develop a style.

I'll post more as I finish them.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

This certainly looks like fun!