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Friday, May 22, 2009


This is a wonderful sketch from Sharon Tomlinson that she posted on her blog -- I discovered her in one of my art magazines, followed to her blog and have been a fan of hers for awhile now. Take the time to look at her work. She is magical and her work is evolving beautifully.

So she challenged us to be inspired by this sketch. I had a canvas sitting all poised and ready so I decided to go for it. I had used the paper coasters to prep the canvas giving it nice texture. I filled in the inner sections between the coasters to create an even center leaving some edges uneven. Then I added paint and torn paper to create an interesting texture.

After sketching my take on the idea, I began to work on the painting. I am not certain if it is done, so will sit with it for awhile. The coasters turned into the perfect base for the girl's top and she then told me she had just come from swimming in the pond and discovered this magical place in the woods.

thank you Sharon for the inspiration. I hope to see more of her readers take her challenge.

And yes... very fun.