Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Black and White - You Remember Film?!?

Remember film? You know, the roll of film that you put in a camera? Before digital?

This past semester I decided to take a black and white photography class where we:
* took photos with a completely manual, 35mm, SLR camera using black and white FILM
* developed the film and enlarged the negative
* used various filters, a timer, tools, and developing chemicals to expose, dodge and burn the print into an artful completion.

Assignment 1: Photograms
Process: layout items on the top of photo paper and expose the paper resulting in a negative output of the items.

Assignment 2: Just shoot film and get used to your camera!
Title: Dad

Assigment 3: Take photos from various points of view.
Title: Fluffy Birdhouse

Assignment 4: Up Close and Personal
Title: The Axe Man

Assignment 5: Secret/Special Place
Title: Turning 14

Assignment 6: Portrait
Title: Jonny's On His Rocker!

Assignment 7: Self-Portrait
Title: ??? (Title suggestions welcome!)

The one that made it into the Student Honors Show....

Assignment 8: Your Choice
Title: Instinctive Shooting

An Extra Shot.
Title: My Nieces

If you enjoyed this post, please check out my previous art class posts:
- Influenced by Berthe Morisot: A Series of 4 Oil Stick Paintings
- Gardening Paintings Influenced by Ben Snijders
- Teapots in Subtractive Chalk
- Painting Class/"Prom Dress Awaits"

Thanks for stopping in~

Monday, December 6, 2010

Photo Class Honors Show/ Instinctive Shooting

Participating in a black and white photography class this semester has kept me plenty busy. The class is winding down and I'm happy to report that this photo I took has made it into the Student Honors Show!

Title: Instinctive Shooting

It will be on display at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery until this Friday along with about 100 other student photos.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Lost Gifts!"/Sparkle Magazine Illustration

"Lost Gifts"....a super fun illustration that I recently completed for Sparkle Magazine. This is the first opportunity I've had to create an illustration with hidden items. Can you find the 10 lost birthday gifts?

If you enjoyed this post, please check out my last illustration for Sparkle:

Thanks for visiting~


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spiders Web Illo/Sparkle Magazine Story - "Trapped"

I recently finished a new illustration for "Sparkle" magazine for GEMS Girl's Clubs for a story called "Trapped".

Biggest challenge:
Creating a birds-eye view to give the spider's web primary importance

The Final Illustration:

The Sketch:

Previous "Sparkle" magazine illo:
* Hiking in the Dark

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kitty in the Window

How much is that kitty in the window?!

This little kitty never ceases to delight us. >^..^<

Like this post? Visit all of the kitties in my gardens: Kitties in the Garden Everywhere!

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Serene: Blues and Tans at Rehoboth Beach

A serene weekend at Rehoboth Beach soaking in the blues and tans at summers end.

Enjoy a few snapshots of the neutral and blue palette~

A soft and inviting beach practically to ourselves:

These busy little sandpipers were quite entertaining:

Vibrant blue of a roof line:

And one that needs a little TLC:

No singing the blues here. Dinner was delicious:

Hubby with a creamy beach gal, Chelsea:

These chairs are waiting for you....

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Hiking in the Dark"/Sparkle Magazine Illustration

A new illustration for Sparkle magazine - now completed!

The challenges:

* Nighttime
* Depth of field

The Final Illustration:

The Thumbnail:

The Sketch:

If you enjoyed this post, please check out previous posts of Sparkle Magazine illustration:
* A Change of Heart
* Watercolor Walls

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Watercolor Walls"/Sparkle Magazine Illustration

Yeah! I was given the wonderful opportunity to illustrate for Sparkle Magazine again in July.

The challenge for me in illustrating this story, titled "Watercolor Walls", was to depicted a Mom who is ill in the hospital; and to paint several watercolor paintings as if created by a child.

The Final Illustrations:

If you enjoyed this post, please check out my previous Sparkle Magazine illustration post:
* "A Change of Heart"

On another note, my website has recently been updated. Please stop in and give it a view! www.cherylkugler.com

Thanks for stopping~


Friday, July 16, 2010

Jamaica! The Paintings from "Creativity Unbound"

This past March, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in Creativity Unbound! A fabulous week of painting and bookbinding at the Calabash House in Treasure Beach, Jamaica...and a great time of the year to get away from the wintery March weather.

The week-long workshop was conducted by my friend since childhood Bridget, and her talented painter partner Paul.

Here's to reminiscing...a week of paintings:

Yet to come...a peek at the books we created, and snapshots from the Calabash House!

Creativity Unbound is scheduled for March 2011. Check out their website at http://www.creativity-unbound.com/ for more info about this amazing week.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy seeing:
* "Gardening Paintings - Influenced by Ben Snijders Work"

Hope you are having a wonderfully, creative summer!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kitties in the Garden - EVERYWHERE!

I admit it. I'm crazy about cats. Around my gardens you'll find tall ones, fat ones, quirky ones, and real ones....meandering amid the spring and summer blooms. Come meet my feline friends! >^..^<

Two meowy friendly "sentries" welcome visitors, one of them an eye-fluttering girlie-girl...

Nestled in the rocks...

Peonies galore, kitty is taking a bath in the background...

The real cats meows...

A few too many cat treats, perhaps?...

A gift from my bro-in-law, this fella's one cool dude...

The newest addition to a recently expanded garden, my tall gal is awaiting the growing cosmos, zinnias, and sunflowers to envelope around her by mid summer...

And, Cosmo Kitty - A dear friend gave me Cosmo Kitty and said the gorgeous orange/salmon roses from her garden are called Tequilla Sunrise. Cheers to colorful, beautiful blooms in the garden this year!

Come back again soon. We'll take another walk amid the blooms.

If you enjoyed this post, please check out:
* Kitties Favorite Bath! Lap, Lap, Lap
* Mid May in a PA Garden
* Color of Spring Everywhere!
*Blooms Basking in the Summer Sun

"A gardener is an artist who paints the world with flowers." - Marjolein Bastin