I took one image of 3 ornaments and created several items to match working with the same image, my Apple computer, scanner and printer! 1. Original Framed 2. Card to Match 3. Wrapping Paper for small packages. ...Not shown: You can also have the Wrapping paper laminated and it would make a great placemat for the Holidays. You can do the same, give it try.
A slightly round or oval negative space is able to be so many things. Create the oval or circle in several sizes and you have what I suggest here. I added leaves for interest. I also drew in pencil stems. Just try working with a circle to see what you come up with. Have fun! Experiment and Play! It's all about a "Smudge!"
This piece I created during what is called a "Quick Draw" Fundraiser. Several Artist's have 90 minutes to create a piece of art that is then auctioned off for funds to support a particular non-profit organization or entity you are wishing to help fund. I am really proud of this piece. I walk along a path in the desert that has this fabulous plateau. This is my impression of that area. Create images that you are familiar with. You can't go wrong with a smudge! Try it!
For the last few years I have been working with a retirement community in Reno, NV. Revel Rancharrah. Sharing and teaching my craft. This September we worked on Sunflowers in my Oil Pastel Smudge technique. I also offer Private Classes that include all materials. Get in touch if you are interested. The same price for 1 - 5 students.
All of you Smudgers can tell how this piece was created. I get excited about the color combinations as much as challenged by the shapes of the actual templates. Smudging is just a matter of trial and error. If you don't try how do you know what you can do or not do! Give it a try!
I am really having a fun time adding colored pencil to my SMUDGE works! I feel it's giving my work more detail and definition. It also seems to pull things together well. I may go this route for a while with my work. This piece is showing in Reno, NV at the Reno Artists Coop during the Latimer Art Club's 100 year Anniversary show. If you are anywhere near Reno, stop on in. Show is taking place from April 1st through the 30th. I will be there on Sunday, April 18th. 12noon - 4pm. Come on by and Celebrate with me and the other fabulous, talented and inspiring members of the club! Masks Required!
I created this piece in color and was not happy with the colors I had chosen and decided to place it in my Photo program of my Apple computer and create a black and white image. I really like the black and white image best. There is always more to do with a "Smudge!" Give it a try!
May your holidays be Merry and Bright! To create this simple image in a "smudge" all you need to work with is a negative rectangle, and a negative teardrop shape. After I created the image I scanned it and printed it out on my computer and took a favorite silver pen and created the lines and squiggles. Imagine what you can do with these 2 simple shapes. Give it a try! Smudging is fun!