So we had a guest artist come to BYU, Ron Mazellan, who is really amazing. Very motivational speaker! Anyway, he taught a technique where you start with a drawing, he did a pencil drawing, I decided to start with a nu pastel drawing, then you mount it onto a board with matte medium then do oil glazes over that. You end with popping out the highlights with a kneaded eraser. It was really fun to try out and I entered the piece into a show at my school. We will see!
In case you are wondering, I heard that if you write your name on every subject line for new posts then its more likely your name will come up first when googled, I hope it works!
One more pic, I promise that my next several will be of my work. I guess I should include some art on my art website (:
Do I even need to write anything! OMG! What a beauty! She really liked her bath, we have this really fun little bathtub that we got at this ghetto second hand store for $3 and it has a mini little sprayer. Her eyes just got wide and she just stared at me.
Is that not the cutest bum you've every seen! Cora loves tummy time, she has started pushing herself forward on the floor, and the other day she turned on her side all by herself, and only a month old!
This painting also still has a few corrections left to do, I think I will also add it to my gallery when I'm done. I really learned a lot about skin working on this. I did an underpainting of burnt umber and ultramarine blue and let it show through in areas. I need to be extra careful with my line quality when I work this way, but I really like how it turned out. There is something about a beautiful grisaille showing through that can't be created with more direct painting.
p.s. This pic was taken under terrible lighting! it is nowhere near this yellow!
I still have a couple more paintings that I did in the last month, so I can't post my progress through them, but this one still isn't all the way done. I will add it to my gallery after I have made a few changes. I loved painting the fabric! There is something about cloth that is so fun! why?
I just found out that I got into the Society of Illustrators! I'm so excited I think I'll stay up all night and celebrate! I have to stay up all night and paint anyway! (:
This awesome pot is my Dad's. He got it in Holland years ago and let me borrow it. I think I'll do a few more still lives with it. The last few weeks have been crazy with the new babe and still going to school. I haven't had time to take photos of my process on my last few paintings, but I'm going to start doing it! Promise!
ALL IMAGES © ANNA EGGLESTON 2017
Graduated from BYU with a BFA. Apprenticed with world renowned artist William Whitaker. I live in Georgia with my husband and three children.