Sunday, September 21, 2008

Submission for Karin Jurick's DSFDF

Did the DSFDF confuse you? That is an acronym for Karin Jurick's new blog, Different Strokes From Different Folks. 
Every week artists do their own take on a photo Karin posts. It's really kind of exciting to see how others think, and how your art compares to other artist's work. So, as far as comparing my little contribution goes this week, well, let's not compare, ok? My big problem here was trying to use acrylics like water colors and not knowing what I was doing. So, let me now go and bury my head in a good art book and try to learn something.


Erika Nelson said...

Deb congratulations getting another one done! I can't seem to get the momentum here, I have 2 more days.

Sheila Vaughan said...

I like the composition on this one and the way you have boldly depicted the light and shadow shapes in the foreground. I really sympathised with your comments in your previous post. I think Erika and Melinda are right and you should just "paint". Sometimes I do it - I get to intellectualising too much. The learning comes I think not so much from studying art and artists (although that is so enjoyable for us I know) but from the actual business of painting. I do keep a journal of my progress but it is for my eyes only (and it is amazing how far my plans don't come to fruition but something else happens instead). Happy painting Deborah. You have done some really good work and all of us can only improve if we just keep at it.

Deborah Ross said...

Erika and Sheila, thanks for your encouragement. It means a lot. I will keep on painting and just trust it will get better. Or I will get better, I mean. Thanks.

jen hook said...

Hi Deborah,
Nice work! I'm a sometimes lurker via karin juricks and I noticed you said you liked portraits and I thought i'd mention the Moleskin exchange for portrait people!

they are still recruiting at


Teresa Mallen said...

Hey, congratulations on your wonderful feature in October's FMP. I enjoyed seeing your art and the picture of your studio.
Well done!
As for this post, acrylics used like watercolours...why not :-)