2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 6

Week 6

Dana (L)/Anne(R)

 

Week 6 of 2×2. This is my sketchbook. I really like the fun fabric collage stripes Anne created this week. I think she pick up my painted stripe layout so well and it has a lovely texture that I just want to feel. The fringe is pretty fun too.

Don’t forget to stop by Anne’s blog and see what she thinks about week 6.
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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera.

Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person they have become friends through regular visits to each others blogs. It was through this connection that this project began.
Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook
before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the left-hand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other’s work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:

Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 5

Week 5

Dana (l)/Anne(r)

It’s week 5 already of this really fun collaboration. This is Anne’s sketchbook. I like her cool palette with the bits of pink. I decided to pick up on that palette and her circles this week. I painted loose, flowing flowers on watercolor paper and glued them into the sketchbook.
Week 5 crop
I think the different mediums look great side by side.
Don’t forget to stop by Anne’s blog and see what she thinks about week 5.
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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera.

Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person they have become friends through regular visits to each others blogs. It was through this connection that this project began.
Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook
before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the left-hand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other’s work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:

Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional

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Lately

dbowl
I painted this little guy for a friend.
crochetbag
I finished this crochet bag for my mom. I was pretty happy with it even though I used the wrong hook and it came out a big too big and loose. I will try another smaller one soon.
rainbow
We had a beautiful double rainbow spreading across the neighborhood.
shawl
I began a new shawl. I ran into a few trouble spots only because I was distracted so I pulled back a few rows and now I’m doing well.
colorjournalcathead
And apparently I’m in a blue phase. :)
What’s going on with you lately?

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 4

Week4

Dana (l)/Anne(r)

I was so happy to open this image from Anne this week. Since I created my pages awhile ago now I didn’t remember what was coming up. I was really happy with this color palette from my Koi watercolor markers. The grey is gouache and I kept thinking of rugs while I was making it.

Anne matched those colors so well and I think the spray of flowers ties into my directional lines.
Week 4 Crop

Don’t forget to stop by Anne’s blog and see what she thinks about week 4.
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2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera.

Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person they have become friends through regular visits to each others blogs. It was through this connection that this project began.
Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook
before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the left-hand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other’s work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:

Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional life.

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2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 3

Dana(l)/Anne(r)

Dana(l)/Anne(r)

This week I was stumped as to what to create in response to Anne’s lovely drawing of cyclamen. Nothing was really coming to me. As the deadline to send the image to Anne was approaching I was getting a bit nervous.

I got out the sketchbook and decided it was time to do it. The idea to do a large loose meandering stroke came. I pictured it as something more solid but then as I was painting I decided I really liked the brushstrokes showing. It wasn’t until I was done that I realized it really did coordinate well with Anne’s drawing. I noticed the curves from her hand lettering were picked up in the curves of my lines and the brushstrokes in a way mimic the texture in her pot.
Week3a
I really like the juxtaposition of Anne’s delicate line work and my big broad brush strokes.

Don’t forget to stop by Anne’s blog and see what she thinks about week 3. __________________________________________________________________________________

2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera.

Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person they have become friends through regular visits to each others blogs. It was through this connection that this project began.
Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook
before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the left-hand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other’s work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:

Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional life.

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2×2:2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 2

Week2

Dana(l)/Anne(r)

2×2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks//Week 2. Anne’s Sketchbook.

Kitty love. I love cats. I think they have such varied personalities, colors and even shapes. I enjoy drawing them. Not to be realistic but in a stylized way.   I love the paper kitty that Anne created. It sits so wonderfully with my kitty. Don’t they look like two chummy cats? Like they are deciding on what trouble they may get into. Maybe some yarn? :)

Don’t forget to stop by Anne’s blog and see what she thinks about this week. __________________________________________________________________________________

2×2: 2 artists, 2 sketchbooks, a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera.

Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person they have become friends through regular visits to each others blogs. It was through this connection that this project began.
Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook
before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the left-hand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other’s work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:

Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional life.

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April MATS Assignment Bootcamp

Dana_Barbieri_April
This April assignment was so much fun. It’s a real live brief given by Lilla Rogers. A lucky student will have their design be used for the promotion of The Global Art Gathering.

I began researching Brighton as best as I could. I’ve never been but from what I gathered it’s a fun, creative seaside town. I had been working in my sketchbook with paper (some of it letters for the mini assignment) and so I kept to that medium.

The poster is big, 20″x30″ so the thought of creating it all traditionally and getting the color palette right was a bit daunting. So I decided to take the traditional into Photoshop.

I laid out all of the pieces mostly to scale to get a basic idea of the layout. photo 11
photo 12
I then edited it in PS. It was a ton of fun to do at that point since there were so many possibilities. That’s one thing I love about the computer.

I hope you enjoyed a bit of the behind the scenes of creating the design. :)

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