This project is inspired by the Spotlight Artist, Georgia O'Keeffe.
Paper or Canvas is vertical or portrait for this exercise.
|Details of assorted tree elements by Georgia O'Keeffe|
All photos for educational purposes only
Here is a brief biograph from Feheley Fine Arts Gallery:
"Kenojuak Ashevak (1927–2013) created some of the most iconic and instantly recognizable images in Canadian art. While she worked in sculpture, Ashevak is best known for her entrancing graphic works including drawings and prints. These works encompass imaginative and varied themes with her most-visited subject matter including birds, particularly, the lively owl.
Ashevak began drawing in the late 1950s in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) and continued up until her death in 2013. Throughout, she was constantly driven to experiment with new media and techniques. Ashevak embraced etching and engraving in the 1960s, lithography in the late 1970s, and etching and aquatint over the last decade of her life. She also experimented with glass and in 2004, designed the stained glass “Iggalaaq” window for Appleby College in Ontario."
From the site:
|One of many Ashevak Museum souvenirs|
|The Enchanted Owl print that later became a postage stamp image 1970|
|The Artist with a few of her prints|
Over the past few months I have been using my sidewalk and walkway as an artistic "canvas" here are some step by step images of the creation of the portrait of artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
|One of several reference photos of JMB that I used|
|cleaning the area and making the sketch|
|adding details and blending|
|Crown and Color|
|type added- different points of view|
|the finished piece|