Month: November 2010

Sketchy Sunday- Studies?

Hiya everyone.

Hope life is grand. I have had a hurt sweety and spent lotsa time last night being a helper. She is better now, which is awesome.

Tonight’s “Sketchy Sunday” is about studies, I guess, because that’s what I got. I don’t do studies too much, I tend to do a sketch right on whatever I’m painting and that’s kinda the “study.” But lately I’ve been trying to do more of the quick-sketch study type stuff (though not trying too awful hard, I gotta say…anyways).

First: my little sketch study I did before I painted Banjo Girl.

copyright 2010 Elaina Gibbs

And then here’s a couple of little quick-studies of Patsy Cline and this one pic of Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe. I want these to be turned into paintings, for this series of “tragic women” paintings that I want to do.

copyright 2010 Elaina Gibbs

So I will most likely be updating again tomorrow. Not much news but I want to add some more links, etc. That’s all for now.

Happy Sunday Night 🙂 !


Back from the Dead, yo.

I been sick for over a week. I know I haven’t posted for about 3 weeks, so I don’t know what to tell ya about the other 2. I been doing some small, more personal arts in my art journals. Been kinda/sorta following the class on ning and stuff.

This weekend I wanna go *back* to my very short-lived sketchy sunday “tradition.”

Here’s some art for another new “tradition” I’m gonna call “Art Journal Friday, Dammit.” Maybe some weeks I’ll leave off the “dammit.”

copyright 2010 Elaina Gibbs

I drew them as I watched Tam’s Week 2 Video.

Then I cut them out of my sketchbook and collaged them here in my small journal. Then I just pushed some paint around for awhile, along with some extra graphite and some ink from a black gel pen.

These gals kinda remind me of an art journal entry I did last year.

Copyright 2009 Elaina Gibbs

So yeah. Sometimes I look at High Fructose and I think to myself, as though I were still a teenager, “will I ever be that good???”

Then I have to remind myself that I didn’t have the luxury of art classes or anything like that. I have to remind myself that I can draw what I can draw, I can paint what I can paint,I can improve what I can improve in my lifetime, and that is enough reason to keep doing it because doing it makes me happy whether it’s good or it’s bad.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Happy Saturday Morning.

BTW, has anyone noticed how cold it is in Orlando?