Geri Ann

My journey of re-creating myself

My First Painting

painting-with-neutralsHaving enrolled in the WaterColor Journaling class at Artists of the Round Table (A.R.T.).  I finally have completed my first painting, practicing with neutral colors.  This is a wonderful program that the ladies at A.R.T. have put together.  They provide free classes in varicolor-wheel1ous art forms, such as watercolor journaling, ATC’s, and much more.  They really put a lot into these classes and really seem to enjoy what they do.  Definitely a very generous and warm group!  Be sure to check them out!

So, after months of only creating color wheels and color charts, I finally have a picture to show from it.  Not too bad for my first painting…but definitely room for improvement.

My latest color chart is to the left.  I highly recommend making color charts – you’ll learn so much by taking the time to mix the different colors…can’t make too many of these!

Peace

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Art, Color Theory, Completed Projects, Water Color | , , | 7 Comments

Doodles – the Ultimate Rorschach??

My doodles have been taking on a life of their own.  I start out with just a scribble of lines and start filling them in…and then…they change and take on an identity of their own.  Could this be the ultimate Rorschach test – create your design and then describe what you see…a true look into your subconscious.  The first one starts off as a simple doodle, but you’ll see as the pictures progress:

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Simple doodle, nothing really to analyze here…but keep looking!

Here’s where the fun begins….try this on your own…see what kind of pics you get.

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Art on The Brain

This one was made while I was attending some art classes at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.  I had art on the brain!

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Zen Dragon

A co-worker was going to Hong Kong – I was waiting for him to get back with some China silk for me.  Sure enough, he returned with some beautiful silk and surprised me with some silk pillow cases with dragons and phoenix’s on them!  A premonition of things to come??? 🙂

And finally…one of my favorite things!  COFFEE…RICH, DARK, COFFEE!

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Coffee Zen

Doodling can be so relaxing and surprising at the same time.  I never started off to draw any of these pictures…I just began with some random lines and curves and started filling them in.

Try it for yourself, I’d love to see what you came up with!

Peace

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Art, Doodles, Zentangle | , | 2 Comments