Windows, Windows, more Windows

By Anita Murphy / July 23, 2006 /

Sketched this from my living room window as I watched the moving guys pack up all our worldly possessions!

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More Composition

By Anita Murphy / July 21, 2006 /

Drawing has been limited due to being in the middle of packing to move. Did manage to get this composition thumbnail done that I think has distinct possibilities. Michael said it needs a window or frame to break up the large wall, which is interesting as I had one there and took it out! I…

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Compositional Corners

By Anita Murphy / July 14, 2006 /

Beginning to get the hang of Michael’s composition tricks. These are two of my more successful compositional thumbnails. “A wonderful harmony arises from joining together the seemingly unconnected.”Heraclitus This quote struck a particular chord with me – especially at the moment when working on this composition class and trying to find interesting objects to group…

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Hat, Guitar, Chair and Cat

By Anita Murphy / July 12, 2006 /

Todays quartet for the scavenger hunt. Graphitint pencils and Faber Castell sepia pen. I really like the way the graphitints work – the colours are very subtle used by themselves but add the water and they spring to life! Trying to work more on composition. The idea of making interesting shapes in corners and having…

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Composition and Learning

By Anita Murphy / July 11, 2006 /

We are very lucky to have Michael Newberry teaching a class on composition on the Drawing and Sketching Forum on WetCanvas! It is such a treat to have someone of his caliber to give us the benefit of his amazing talent. Composition is something I struggle with so I am hoping to learn a great…

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Beads and Sunglasses

By Anita Murphy / July 10, 2006 /

Two of the list for the July scavenger hunt on Wetcanvas. One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly makingexciting discoveries. A. A. Milne Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler All children are artists. The problem is…

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Karen’s Dad

By Anita Murphy / July 3, 2006 /

My boss asked me to do a portrait of her dad. Ordinarily I insist on taking my own reference shots but he died a long time ago, so that was out of the question. She picked a wedding photo of hers! This is the result – I’m pleased with it – I hope she is…

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By Anita Murphy / June 28, 2006 /

My boss is leaving this week, its that time of year when we are all moving around in my little world. So the other two girls in the software section and I decided we would buy him a book on Mexico – coffee table type of book. We found a fabulous one, full of everything…

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Which medium?

By Anita Murphy / June 23, 2006 /

“The dilemma every artist confronts, again and again, is when to stick with familiar tools and materials and when to reach out and embrace those that offer new possibilities…….” Art and Fear I want to try everything – according to Art and Fear I am in the young artist phase and its as I become…

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What have you done today?

By Anita Murphy / June 21, 2006 /

I look into the window of my mindReflections of the fears I know I’ve left behindI step out of the ordinaryI can feel my soul ascendingI’m on my wayCan’t stop me now and you can do the sameWhat have you done today to make you feel proudIts never to late to tryWhat have you done…

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