There are a lot of new newsletters floating around this year! So many of them just want to spout about what they are doing. A lot of them want to offer advice or a lesson. Mine so far this year has been an offering of all the daily drawing challenges and videos posted on my site through the week. That works out well for me because I can automate it. My day job is such that at a moments notice I can be whisked away to save some damsel in a dress in a foreign land (Texas). Automating it ensures that it comes out every week on time. But, like my show, I don’t want it to only be about me. I want to list upcoming events around the web from other artists. I want to highlight the really cool stuff that other people are doing too. That’s where you come in. What kinds of things would you like to see in this newsletter? Do you know of any upcoming classes online or in the world? Email me with suggestions or comments!
I was about to finish my journal on Christmas Eve Eve during my show, The Artistic Biker Live! (Thursday nights from 6-8p US central), when I noticed that I had missed a page from September! Â Since it would have been during the end of summer, I used sunset colors and a late summer theme.
This is all crayon, watercolor, and acrylic paint and it actually made the winter night seem a bit warmer.
You can watch the video at The YouTube, or in the embedded player below:
It worked out that the last page in my journal coincided with the last episode of The Artistic Biker Live! of 2010. So this page is dedicated to the end of one year and the beginning of another.
I enjoy mixing colors on my canvas instead of on my pallet. Â I also enjoy using only primary and secondary colors to get the tints I want. Â I’m reading a book about color by Nita Leland that talks about that very thing, but more about her in a few weeks after we settle down for a chat.
On the last page of these journals, I like to acknowledge the wonderful people who were present when I finished it. Â This time, the list fits on one column of one page. Â This time next year, I hope I have to add a couple of flaps to fit ’em all in.
You can watch the video on The YouTube or in the embedded player below: