Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Painting Fool!

Thanks to Jane Davies' 100 Drawings on Cheap Paper class I have been covered in paint and having a fabulous time! Mind you, it is only week two, but so far I am keeping up with the lessons and postings. I may just have to give up my Queen of Procrastination Crown! Ever since Karen and I went to Jane's Big Fat Art Weekend back in April, I have painted with Jane's voice in my head guiding the way. She pushed me more than anyone else had in the past. I really should post some of those Big Fat Art pictures...another time...

For now, here are a few of my 100 Drawings. Lesson one was only about line and veiling. The whole idea was to create different kinds of lines then cover them up different amounts. These are all before and after shots. I don't think any are finished pieces, but that isn't the intention of the lesson.
 It was so hard to cover up lines that I liked, but Little Jane on my shoulder pushed me on...I'm so glad I kept going because I really like the result.

 This one somehow ended up with a bird on it... I love my security roller. It makes such a cool fat line.

 My favorite lines in 2.5 are the really skinny ones coming off the birds head.



 Asemic writing is one of my go-to lines.

 EKGs are my other go to 'em!


This one ended up with a bluish tint, but I think it may just be the gray Neocolor II.

This is just the first 5 from Lesson One. I'll share more soon...


  1. I really dig your EKGs. And btw, I almost had a heart attack when I saw that you actually wrote a blog post! :-p
    love you?

  2. I know, right??? :P
    Love you too?

  3. Jane's comment from the class blog for my records:

    Jane DaviesSeptember 4, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    GREAT job, Mandy! And good observations about your work, too. Regarding "leaving empty space in the first layer": I'd rather see you veil more and more and more to CREATE empty space in subsequent layers. You did that, in fact, and I think the piece is more interesting than it would be with a less busy first layer. I don't think #2 is "shapey"; all the elements read as line to me. I am glad, though, to have a front row seat on your shoulder!!

    Really good work on all. Good variety of lines, good veiling, great sense of depth in all. YES to your comment on "office supplies". Lots of those markers will bleed through paint, so you can't effectively paint over them.