did the grid


The Fisherman, 6×6, pastel, 15 January, 2019

Pulled this guy off of pexels.com and used a grid. Using someone I didn’t know made this less precious to paint, and the grid definitely helped keep his features where they were supposed to be. I am not sure that if you knew him you would recognize him here, but good practice and I have more ready to go.

After I painted him, I drew him without a grid. I was pleased with this rendering.

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