Thursday, February 23, 2017

Folk Art with a medium I don't use much at all!

Okay, so this looks like a kids coloring book but I did take a sketch that I did in my typical style and translated it to folk art.   I used crayons.  I forgot that crayons have those nasty little crumbs that smear!  It took me a while to learn what to do about that.  It was very tempting to start over with something I'm used to but I toughed it out and here it is.   

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MAD Progress

Hello MAD members! I am not changing the theme due to a lack of submissions. I know we have had a pretty slow start but I'm not going to give up on Monday Artday! My work hours are changing very soon which will give me more time to invite more artists. In the mean time... invite your friends! Lets make Monday Artday the magical blog it used to be! :D

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This Weeks Theme: Folk Art

Folk art defined: artistic works, as paintings, sculpture, basketry, and utensils, produced typically in cultural isolation by untrained often anonymous artists or by artisans of varying degrees of skill and marked by such attributes as highly decorative design, bright bold colors, flattened perspective, strong forms in simple arrangements, and immediacy of meaning.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her attempt to do the same across the Pacific didn’t work out quite as well.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Honoré de Balzac

Normally, I use my soft woodless graphite pencils only for my nude drawings to emphasize the line drawing before applying the watercolor. When I portrait someone, I just do a thin line drawing that you nearly cannot see anymore on the finished watercolor painting. So here I changed my habit and did a slightly different portrait using my 2B woodless graphite pencil.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mix it up!

Ok, so here at Monday Artday we like to mix things up a bit! Which means instead of a theme for this week's challenge I am going to challenge you with a new technique! I want you to create something using a different medium than what you are used to. For example, if you are a digital artist, try using paints or pencil etc. If you always use paints, try digital, or oil paints instead of acrylics, or my favorite... mixed media!