Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer of Color, Week 4


Summer of Color is a 6-week art party lead by Kristen of Twinkle Twinkle. I participated last year for the 4th go-round, and I had so much fun that I'm back at it again for Summer of Color 5!

The guidelines for this week's palette were to choose 2 shades of red and one metallic.

Once I'd chosen my favorite trio of shades, I used them to create this painting:



I put about 14 hours in on this piece, and I think it deserves some detail shots:





Here's a little animation of the process:





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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer of Color, Week 3




Summer of Color is a 6-week art party lead by Kristen of Twinkle Twinkle. I participated last year for the 4th go-round, and I had so much fun that I'm back at it again for Summer of Color 5!

The guidelines for this week's palette were to choose 2 shades of purple and one shade of yellow.

Once I'd chosen my favorite trio of shades, I used them to create this painting:



I left this one rougher than I would've liked. I just don't have the time this week with wedding planning going on. But, I think there's a nice quality to leaving it rough as well. Perhaps I'll call it a happy happenstance.

Here's a little animation of the process:





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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer of Color, Week 2


Summer of Color is a 6-week art party lead by Kristen of Twinkle Twinkle. I participated last year for the 4th go-round, and I had so much fun that I'm back at it again for Summer of Color 5!

The guidelines for this week's palette were to choose 2 shades of pink and 1 shade of orange. I went about this systematically, like so:


Once I'd chosen my favorite trio of shades, I used them to create this painting:



I call her The Quiet Fire. She's not based off of any real person in particular.

Here's a little animation of the process:


I then went on to create this floral pattern in the same color scheme:



I used this pattern as surface design on some home decor and accessory items in my shop. Here is a sampling of my kitchen & dining products with these designs:

Flittering Florals





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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer of Color 5 has begun: week 1



Summer of Color is a 6-week art party lead by Kristen of Twinkle Twinkle. I participated last year for the 4th go-round, and I had so much fun that I'm back at it again for Summer of Color 5!

The guidelines for this week's palette were to choose 2 shades of blue and 1 shade of green. I went about this systematically, like so:


Once I'd chosen my favorite trio of shades, I used them to create this painting:



It's very rare that I paint any man-made structure (i.e. buildings), and minimalism is generally not my thing, but I thought I'd try something outside my comfort bubble for this week. So, I went for a stark sky of the palest blue I chose, and some beach huts in the other 2 shades. To keep it simple, half of my painting process way actually un-painting things I had instinctively added due to my apparent allergy to simplicity.

Here's a little animation of the process:


I then went on to create this leaf pattern in the same color scheme:



I used this pattern, as well as the painting, as surface design on some fabulous goodies in my shop. Here is a sampling of my home decor products with these designs:


http://www.zazzle.com/jenhoneydesigns*





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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sketchbook Stuff!



Hello friends. A few things have changed since last I wrote. The big thing being that Josh and I got engaged! So, art journaling has fallen by the wayside for the time being while I am engulfed in wedding-planning stuff. I do, however, have a few sketchbook pages to share today.

 Madame, ball point pen

 Imaginary Machine, ball point pen and colored pencil

 Word Soup, ball point pen, fuge sign pens

 Plant Boy has a Ball, Micron pen and fuge sign pen
 Goats Like French Things, micron pen

 Bad Fish, pencil drawing started with scribbles by Josh
Mechanical Tentacles, pencil

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Journal: Plexus, part 1

May's journal is titled Plexus.

plex·us
/ˈpleksəs/
noun
 - Anatomy
noun: plexus; plural noun: plexus; plural noun: plexuses
  1. a network of nerves or vessels in the body.
    • an intricate network or weblike formation.


















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