Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Winner!

This is going to be a quick post, but I wanted to let you know that I had M help me with my drawing, and we have a winner!!! Cynthia Schelzig - congratulations!!! I am not sure I have your address, Cynthia, so if you don't mind sending me a quick email, I will send your new copy of The War of Art. Hooray! Thank you to everyone who entered. I know there will be more giveaways here, so don't despair if your name wasn't chosen. I love all of you who read and comment. This blog would not exist without you.

I also want to thank you for your feedback about my blog. You have encouraged me to continue.

We had rain today! Just a bit, but even a little hail was mixed in there. I didn't know hail happened in the desert. It does. Who knew?

Have a great weekend, everyone!

It is important to stretch oneself, and so I have been pushing myself to experiment with more neutral colors. This was in part inspired by my blogger friend, Robyn. I think I have a ways to go, but for me to not use color is REALLY hard! A few more of the studies I have been working on using neutral colors: (these are so much better in person. As always.)
"Sketch #2." Acrylic and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches. ©2012 Karine Swenson

"Sketch #3." Acrylic, ink and copic marker on paper, 9 x 12 inches. ©2012 Karine Swenson.  (okay, so I did put a bit of color in this one, but not that much, I swear!)


pRiyA said...

We have rain here too and it is wonderful.
Your paintings are stunning. Love the broad strong sweep of the strokes and the combination of colours in this neutral sophisticated palette.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Oh THANKS Karine...I know I will enjoy reading this book!! Wonderful neutrals in these pieces and that pop of color on the second one is perfect:) Have a nice Sunday!!