Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christina Cook: Safari


Some Safari Pics still rolling in!

Jessica Stebbins: Viva Italia

The world's biggest bowl of spaghetti!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Jess Vickery: Viva Italia

The first post is in! That was fast.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Assignment: Viva Italia!

Viva Italia!
This months challenge comes at the suggestion of Karen MacDonald. We started getting a few suggestions from people, but she was the first. It sounds like a hard one to me. We'll try to get this artwork done by one month from today, which happens to be Christmas! So you get extra credit if you give your artwork away to someone as a gift. 

Last month was awesome! I'm so proud of all of you. If you're still working, don't worry, we'll get it posted whenever you're done!

Keep up the good work!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gram Loomis: Safari

Its an Ape!

...Not a self portrait
Oil on Canvas

Monday, November 3, 2008

Other people doing art!

Heres a great site full of good art to keep us inspired! Excellent work and dark humor. What else could you want?

http://www.paulpitsker.com/pageView.asp?id=32

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Subject Two: Safari

Last month we encouraged people to paint with paints, and we all saw how that turned out. So for this subject, feel free to use whatever medium you want. Paint, draw, photograph, paper cut-out, sock puppet...work in something your comfortable with, or challenge yourself with something new! Carve a log with a chainsaw! Personally, I think I want to sculp something.
The subject for this month is "Safari" and we'll try to have it done November 9th. 
Go art!

Thank You!

Thank you, everyone, for participating! It was great to see everyone's pictures, and to be motivated to do more art. I was really impressed by everyone's creativity. If you're still finishing something up and you want to share, send it in anytime! Don't worry, there's no failing grades or late fees or anything. 

Anyway, I had a lot of fun. Let's do it again!

Carol Paulsen: Sea Monster


My own mother, of course I love it! Really awesome.

Roxanne Weber: Sea Monster

Who's that look like?
Lovely!

Henry Weber: Sea Monster

Jessica's brother Henry brings his art to bear. Down periscope!
Medium: Pencil on college ruled paper.

William Weber: Sea Monster

Jessica's brother William weighs in! Watch out, it's a Tenticled-Tobi-Monster!
Medium: Graphite


Monday, October 6, 2008

I Gede Mahendra: Sea Monster

Medium: Digital

Gram Loomis: Sea Monster

A Painting a Day?

I'd feel pretty good about painting one picture a month, so this person puts me to shame. She's been doing a painting every day for over a year now!
http://ryanstudio.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jessica Loomis: Sea Monsters

She had to go and paint two pictures, just to make the rest of us look like slackers.
Medium: Acrylic
Medium: Watercolor


Morgan Loomis: Sea Monster

Medium: Acrylic

Cat Bjazevich: Sea Monster

Medium: First Time Pastels

Beautiful!

Vince Weber: Sea Monster

What do you get when you give a painting assignment to an engineer?
Medium: Spreadsheet
Awesome.

Austin Eddy: Sea Monster

Medium: Digital

Praggya Chaturvedi: Sea Monster

Praggya's Monster is in! Great job!

With a detail image!


Karen MacDonald: Sea Monster

The first painting is in! Horray! She was actually done September 21st, I think probably before I even started mine. For those of you who don't know, Karen is Jessica's grandma, a talented artist, and a delightful person.


Good job! One down!

The Last Reminder

Here's the update email you all sent to your junk mail:

Hello artists!
How's everyone? Were you hoping we forgot about this? Of course not: you have no obligation, so you shouldn't feel pressured. But! This is the last week to finish up your sea monster painting. Jessica's Grandma finished hers, how's yours coming along? I know I've got a lot of work still to do. If you haven't even started, there's still plenty of time! If you really hate paints, or sea monsters, ignore the rules! How the heck would I enforce them, anyway?

Have fun, see you in a week!

Subject Number One: Sea Monster

Feel free to interpret that however you want.

It's time to do more art.

So, you know the deal, we're all motivating eachother to do more art. We thought the best way to share and organize this would be a blog, so here it is!

Here's the original email:

Hello everyone!
So, Jessica and Gram and I were talking about how we wanted to paint more. We decided that we were going to choose a subject for us all to paint, and give ourselves a timeframe to finish it, that way we could help motivate eachother. Anyway, no pressure, but we thought some of you might be interested in doing this, too! If it sounds like fun, then keep reading. Here's the deal:

The painting can be any size, any material, any style. You can do it digitally but we highly recommend getting your smock dirty instead. The deadline is one month from nowish, we'll say October 5th. We'll do our best to complete the painting just so we can have closure. At the end of it we can all share what we worked on with eachother. And if it's successful, we can do more!

All skill levels are welcome! There's no reason to feel embarassed or intimidated, it's all for fun and practice. So let's paint!