artwork by Catherine Langsdorf

Sunday, July 28, 2013

venice


venice
Originally uploaded by long village lettering

While in Venice, we happened upon a wonderful one-of-a-kind artist who had delightful images of the Venice skyline. I believe his name is - Dero Riflessi (di Venezia). I was able to find his website so you can see his work here. Love his free style. It made me play with patterns that could create the feeling of buildings of Italy. Perhaps with more time this might turn into something . . .

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mandala


art 009 (2)
Originally uploaded by long village lettering

Working large is very enjoyable. To do a mandala this size I find I have to keep rotating the canvas. It really helps to get the relaxation going to make the same stroke over and over. It is fun to see the design develop.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Zen-design


Simple patterns placed in a Mandala on canvas (12" x 12") using a black Sharpie pen.
Left unfinished to show students the options of black & white or adding color.

to learn about Mandalas