Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
|More Sprinkles Please! by Leada Wood|
It's been a very long, hot, dry summer in Texas. All kind of records have been set and broken. I wonder if it has been a really good year for the ice cream factories...that would be interesting to know.
I painted this 8x10 watercolor for Inspiration Avenue's weekly challenge, ICY. Nothing cools you down like a bowl of ice cream, when it is hot outside.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
|Ranch Dressin' by Leada Wood ©|
Art is personal and makes a wonderful gift, as well as an heirloom. I love doing commissions and would be delighted to do one for you!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
|Feed The Birds by Leada Wood ©|
Well I can say one thing...this background has mystery! I have charged color wet into wet into her flesh and added a blue apron. Progess is being made!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
|Calypso by Leada Wood ©|
This is a painting I did from a photo I took when I was in Columbia. These cute ladies were dressed in their native clothes with bowls of fruit on their heads. Of course it cost me to take her photo, but a girl has to make a living somehow.
I am submitting this to Inspiration Avenues weekly challenge, Sun Kissed. To view all the wonderful art click here:
Thursday, August 4, 2011
|Studio Twenty Gallery|
This is a peek at part of the gallery in Studio Twenty in Colorado City, Texas. Studio Twenty is a consignment gallery with artists doing diverse mediums and techniques. I am always on the lookout for new artists who would like to showcase and sell their art. I am especially in need of glass, metal, wood and ceramic artists. The work must be high quality and professional. It would also be nice if you don't live too far away so that delivering new work is not a problem. We love to have visitors at Studio Twenty! Guest artists are always welcome to do a demo or conduct a workshop.
Contact me at www.leadawood.com and we can make arrangements.
I hope you have enjoyed An Artist's Life as much as I have in sharing mine with you.
Remember "Good art takes you somewhere!"
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Ok, you caught me posing for the camera! I am sitting at my watercolor work station, pretending to work! This is where I do my watercolors and drawings. I keep most everything I need within this area. My files are to the left, photos are stored in index files, grouped together in sections. I use labels, gardens, trees, people,ect and then sometimes I break those down into sub-labels, pansies, roses,ect. It usually depends on how many photos of a subject I have if they get their own label. I also save all my photo refrences on dvd. Over the years you began accumulating so many photographs that at some point you can't print them all. I label all my dvds so that when I am hunting for a reference it makes it so much easier to find. I then print out the photos I need and place them in a folder with the painting title and file them after the drawing and painting is completed. I keep records of every painting I create. I have started photgraphing the progression of the process so I can share it with you on my blog. It is a lot of work! But makes life easier when you are searching!
There is more to being an artist than painting. I am a researcher, photographer, idea person, draftsman, creator, business woman, blogger, web site developer, framer, marketing person, ect. As you see I wear many hats and that is just my artist's life!
Thanks for stopping by! You can see my watercolors by clicking here: http://www.leadawood.com/