Love the Process update

I began a Love the Process challenge 13 days ago. It is a challenge to create art everyday, but love creating, not the product. It has been an incredibly fun and freeing challenge so far. It is my goal to make sure that continues, and hopefully my skills will improve along the way too!

Here are some of the pieces I have created.

I am posting my artwork everyday at https://www.instagram.com/stacymayou/

Hydrangeas, 7 x 12, pastel painting, November 2017

 

Gold Heart, 5 x 5, colored pencil, November 2017
The Bass Player, 8 x 10, pastel painting, October 2017
Stella – self portrait, 9 x 12, pastel painting, October 2017
Lou, 6 x 12, colored pencil, October 2017
Sunday Morning, 14 x 11, acrylic paint, October 2017
A Little Lace, colored pencil, October 2017
Mom’s Tulips, 7 x 5, pastel painting, October 2017
Love Birds, 10 x 4, Markers, October 2017

August 2017

I almost titled this blog disappointed. It wouldn’t have been completely accurate. I am disappointed with the number of paintings I completed this month and the number of drawings and portraits I worked on, but it was such a good month filled with family and friends that I couldn’t possibly be disappointed with August!

September and October will be even busier with even bigger celebrations! My take away (again, I’ve thought this once or twice before) is that I have to get comfortable drawing and painting in front of other people. Easy to say, so so so hard to do.

A few of my favorite sketches from August.

My studio!

July Tracking

The last day of the month seems like a good day to hold myself accountable for tracking any progress on portraits and figures.
I did not get as many done as I wanted, and I don’t see any progress. My faces are still very flat and don’t look the person I am drawing, but what did I really expect with 5 drawings.

My goal is 31 faces in August!

Pastel, Sharpie, HB pencil