Sunday, April 13, 2014

Art Post Cards

I think it is so important to feed your creativity as an artist, and creating a post card is a great way to do that quickly and inexpensively.  They are small, so if you don't have a lot of studio time, it is a great way to feel like you have accomplished something artistic which is not only beautiful, but also useful.    I purchased blank post cards made of heavy water color paper at Asel Art Supply.  They have a new location in Denton by the way!  You can use water color or any paint on them if you want, but these were done with India Ink and they are lovely.

3 Steps to Bluegrass Bronco

Last night we had a spectacular turn out for the opening reception of our Wild's of Texas show.  I enjoyed meeting so many new people and catching up with my fellow artists.  One of the questions I got at the show was about the process of creating one of my pieces.  So, here it is, step by step incase anyone wants to try their hand at their own artistic creation.  

Step one (bottom) After I gessoed the canvas and laid on a layer of acrylic with a sea sponge, I planned my design.  I use chalk because it is easy to remove and change.
Step two (middle) I filled in the spaces with color and some highlights.  I taped off the point where the horse's hooves hit the ground and used the edge of a palate knife to add splashes of paint.  This anchored my horse to the ground.
Step three (top) I continued with layers of color and outlined with Bob Ross Liquid Black Acrylic.  The thick black lines added drama and created a feel of quick motion for the painting.
This is currently on display in the gallery at the MCL Grand Lewisville for the rest of April and May 2014.  Enjoy!
Bluegrass Bronco
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic on Canvas

Step 2 for Bluegrass Bronco

Step 1 for Bluegrass Bronco