Monday, November 24, 2014

Posted by Vicki Roberta On 5:27 AM

Roberta is visiting and we're putting the finishing touches on Vibration of Color™ which starts in February, and Rituals of Creativity™in March. 

I took this picture in Japan at one of their wonderful shrines. The colors were so beautiful and added to the serene nature of the landscape. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Posted by Vicki Roberta On 5:27 AM
Right now I have three paintings in different stages of development. All are experiments where I'm trying out new techniques and stretching my abilities. I've given myself permission to fail. Fail in the sense I'm not worried about the final product. Having fun is my prime objective. Being open and free of expectations allows the creative side of me to have fun as well.

The painting you see here is not close to being done. I've added real maple leaves to the canvas, and I will see how they hold up. I need more layers and added interest, such as lines, shapes and possibly words. This is a cross composition, but the cross shape is too equal in size. I will obscure some of the area and create different size shapes and add color.

Taking a picture of your work in progress is a great way to see what needs to be added or taken away. Also, hanging your work where you can see it every day is another way to get to know your painting. It's a great way to get a fresh perspective on your work of art.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Posted by Vicki Roberta On 12:13 PM
I've been trying to get into the art studio for the longest time. Really there is no excuse, but after saying that, I've been writing more than painting, trying to finish up a first draft. I did try my hand at using Venetian Plaster on canvas. Roberta loves the stuff! I can't say how successful I was with it, but it did create nice texture. I did one layer of paint so this is a start...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Posted by Vicki Roberta On 5:24 AM
Come and join us in a fun 4 week class where you'll learn all about color. You won't be just mixing paint and producing color wheels. You'll explore the history of color, color basics, vibration of color and how color affects us emotionally and design your space with your favorite colors. Using the art journal format, you'll begin a color reference book that you can continue to add to as you explore the wonderful world of color!

Class description and registration click here