Welcome to Sunday on my blog

Good morning, All. Last weekend I shared with you that I am participating in another online class by the wonderful Tamara Laporte. One that Tam calls ‘Winter Soul Flakes’. The idea behind this particular class is to create a mixed media art pieces, all winter inspired and showing three girls and their furry friends. By the way, winter is o.k. as long as it is on paper. Now, that doesn’t sound too exciting all together, right? But the challenge is to create these three girls all with different shades of skin tones i.e. from very light to pretty dark. I started with the light skinned version, which I showed you last week, as seen here. Once finished I immediately started on the next one. Which, of course, was to be different, but similar, if that makes sense.

However, then – Washington D.C. happened. I had a work related seminar in D.C. on Monday and Tuesday, so David and I decided to spend the weekend exploring the city. It was the first time for both of us and an awesome experience, but – no time for painting. Instead lots and lots of museums and sightseeing. I will share our photos and experiences with you in another post. The only one I’ll share with you today is this proof that we paid our respects to President Lincoln. After we had been asked by at least four strangers to take their photos it was my turn. I handed my trusty iPhone to another tourist, who was kind enough to shoot this photo of us.

We got back Tuesday night pretty late, just in time to have something to eat and fall into bed. But Wednesday morning – yup, I continued working on the below painting. I wasn’t sure if I could finish it in time and sure enough I missed my Friday parties, but – I called it ‘done’ last night. So, here it is now.

Want to guess what I’ll be doing today? Exactly, starting my work on girl number three. I seem to be on a roll, which hopefully will continue, so that I can show you the third one next weekend.  In the meantime if you are into painting and mixed media you may want to check out Tam’s work over on Willowing.ning. It is truly magical.

Oh, I nearly forgot. For the longest time I have been meaning to share with you the love for my latest hair color. I got this the first time in November, but you probably know how it is. Being a photographer I hate having my picture taken, the ones you see here are no exception. But every once in a while I get one that I am sort of o.k. with. Below is one of those gems 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!




If I have time I will be linking with one or more of the fine people in this collection – check them out!

Mixed Media Winter Girl Painting #2

Created in my sketchbook using lots of tools

(Remember – you may always click on a single photo in the gallery to view it enlarged.)

self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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