I have had the goal in the past few months of going into my painting studio for at least an hour a day no matter what. It hasn’t always worked out, but for the most part it has. I have been able to start developing my colorist painting style more intensely with my watercolors and oils.
This painting is a watercolor that I started last week from some magnolias I picked from my friend’s garden.They were big and luscious and fragrant. Crying out for big exposure, I had to grab my larger pad of watercolor and paint at my easel. I painted with a larger brush in swaths of color. Opera pink, magenta, orange, alizarin crimson, cadmium red took over the picture plane. I felt happy. Then today I went into my studio, put on Fiona Apple on my speakers and just painted. I love it, what do you think?
Whimsical colorful nature in the spring!
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Next month I am going to embark on my first Creative Journey Month of 2013 and explore Textiles.I have sewn since college, knit since I was 8, and love the feel and look of textiles. I am in the throws of organizing my fabric studio, perusing my stash. Numerous fabrics and yarns from travels, relatives, shopping expeditions, and who knows where I got everything? The colors alone are so addicting!I think of the textiles in my fabric studio as my palette, almost like paint. What should I make? Sometimes it is sad to use a fabric or yarn, it is like letting an old friend go.
May 1 I start on my adventure, can’t wait!
I have been perusing my fabric and yarn stash. I have finished several projects, bought some cute cotton fabric for little girl skirts, and started to clean up for the new year, a great feeling!
I finished my pastel knit sweater jacket made from hand dyed mohair, silk, wool yarn in happy pinks, blues, soft yellow and mint green. Who says pastels are just for spring? I feel that a high key palette makes for a pleasing and uplifting feeling.
I also finished a patchwork velvet and silk Asian style evening jacket.
This has been so much fun!
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Ok, just so you know, my go to, absolutely favorite social media site at the moment is Pinterest! I love the way I can keep track of images I like on the web! Recipes, artwork, clothes, you name it, I can keep a visual record of it! I have found such talented people making art that I can hardly believe it! Check this image out:
I discovered this totally creative artist, Izziyana Suhaimi on Pinterest. She sews on drawings, how cool is that! I love the combination of thread and graphite. So beautiful!You can find more photos of her work and her blog HERE.
And follow my pins on Pinterest! Look for Joye Schwartz!
I have been busy painting. Yes, in oils and people! I have fallen in love with painting faces, and for some reason, I love painting the female face. In fact, I am in the midst of developing a gallery show about women. I will keep you abreast of this exciting development!
A print of my newest woman is on sale in my Art Shoppe for an opening price of 40% off! Check it out!