Sometimes we just need to be silly and these aviator turtles are just what I needed. I plan on painting them in oil. Enjoy!
Sometimes I need more information to complete a picture but don't have the budget or time to do an elaborate maquette or huge amounts of research. Kneaded eraser to the rescue! This thing has been stalactites, stalagmites, tombstones, a sci-fi piece of diagnostic tech, and various creatures. By sculpting something basic out of it I can get the angle of view and lighting I want. Other times I've used Sculpey to get a bit more detail.
Here are a few examples of the very helpful kneaded eraser. The plastic cover on the art book acted as a handy substitute for water reflections
I used these "stalagmites" in "Scorpio"
I used this kneaded tombstone in "Voodoo Queen (Woman of Power)"
Like a lot of things, making pictures requires flexibility in thinking and using what's available. To my mind, any tool that has more than one use is money well spent.
Edit: do NOT park on the street. It's not allowed and cars are being ticketed. There is FREE parking in the Wells Fargo ramp 1 block away.
Come check out the 23rd Annual Women's Art Festival. ONE DAY ONLY.
I will be selling holiday and birthday cards, prints, and originals. There will also be a few special holiday deals.
Over 125 Women Artists, Live Music, Food & Drink, Lots of fun!
Saturday, December 12th, 2015
9:30am - 4:30 pm
Colin Powell Center
2924 4th Ave S, Mpls
Plenty of free parking in Wells Fargo ramp within 1 block!
Free admission/$1 per person donation suggested to musician's tip fund.
For more information: www.WomensArtFestival.com
This Friday, November 6, 2015
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Cheryl Hawkins Tax and Accounting will be hosting a Coffee Hour and Artist Reception.
700 Seville Dr. #204 Jordan, MN 55352
Several of my paintings, including the rare pastel "Persephone and Demeter", are on display and available for purchase. The show will be up till the end of November. Stop by for a visit, it's a lovely drive. If you have time you might also like to stop at the local apple orchard.
If you would like to view the art at another time, please contact Cheryl for viewing hours.