Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Working on My Style

I've been going back and forth about what my style really is.  Is it whimsical? Is it more realistic?
I don’t really know.  Actually, I like working with both.  The good news is, I think there are people out there who do work with both, so, for now, I’m not going to commit to just one style.  I broke down and decided to take a class from Tam at Willowing to work on my more realistic style.  I seem to have the whimsical down, but I just can’t get a grip on the realistic.  Here is my first attempt after watching the first video.  I’m pretty pleased with it.  What do you think?

I’m going to continue to make some of these sketches for a while.  I’ve got plenty of the whimsical ones piled up, so if I want to do a painting with them, I’ve got them.  My goal is to work on a sketch a day.  How am I going to manage that with all the other things I have to do?  Good question.  I don’t really know.  All I can do is put my best foot forward and move ahead as much as I can.  I’m starting to make To Do lists.  I work really well when I make a list. It’s just the making of the list that I really need to work on.  Number one thing on the list…. Make a list!
Somehow, I got off track.  Anyway, I’m also working on incorporating some tin cans and bottle caps in my paintings.  I’m really excited about this.  I think it will give my work a little bit of a 3D effect.  I’m working on my first painting using these items now.  I will post pics soon, so you can see how it turned out.  So far though, I’m quite pleased.  I’ve also come up with a couple of other ideas for the tin cans.  I won’t tell you now as I want it to be a surprise.  I’m pretty excited at my ideas.  For now, I’m going to work on my sketching and adding these elements to my new paintings.   Hope to have a couple of new paintings this week!  Wish me luck.
Good night everyone.


  1. Your work is beautiful Jacquie. I can't wait to see the other sketches you finish. Go for it! Nel (e-course)

  2. Thanks so much Nel. I appreciate it.