I chose to paint my cat for a challenge, as I haven't painted in a long time.
Actually she wasn't a challenge at all, I enjoyed it very much.
I used gouache for an underpainting and soft pastels to paint the portrait.
I know it has been a long time since I have posted.
I haven't even visited my site in a long time.
I bet most of you can understand what a tremendous loss it is, losing a family member. My little sister had been sick for a long time. The first we found out that she was ill was in 2015.
After treatment, she started getting better. But last year, she took a horrible turn and sadly she died.
It has been such a horrible year. I still cannot think about her that I don't start crying. Even after counselling and doctors' visits, and even meds, I cannot seem to pull myself together.
She wasn't the first family member I have lost. I lost my oldest sister when I was 18 and my dad when I was 22.
But my little sis, well, I thought it was the end for me. I just stopped. Everything stopped. My world crumbled.
And so, my art has suffered. I haven't been able to draw or even pick up a pencil.
But, I have decided to pull myself together. I know sis wouldn't want me to keep grieving. I have re-joined Stratford-upon- Avon Art Society.
I really need some ideas for the exhibition next year.
Soon I will be trying some drawing.
Thanks for dropping by.
I have to wonder... what's next for Cindy's Art...
I have lots of ideas and aspirations. This week, I am getting serious about my art, as far as, I am diving into reading more about different mediums, different techniques, and various artists that I have chosen to follow.
Today is the last day of the Stratford upon Avon Art Exhibition.
I am working from 4-6 at the exhibition today. Will I go in and see my art still there? Or will it have been sold? Either way, I am happy. I am so happy that I am in the Stratford Art Society.
If you are local to Stratford, I hope you are able to drop by for this last day of the exhibition.
You will be happy you did.
Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!