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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Collage from Laura's Workshop

Just added the big dragon-fly and now it may not need the little haiku I had planned on adding. The papers were wonderful that we made in her class! I have to look back on my notes to see what the white resist was that we used.

Paint Pouring at Watercolor Class

This painting is done on a half sheet of 130 lb. watercolor paper and was a project we all did together. We were to work large, pick out a flower to paint like Georgia O'Keefe! Some used full sheets of the paper! The first step was to wet the paper, then add a color with a large brush and keep tilting the paper until the wet color was pretty well evaporated. Then start on the center of the flower. Then when almost dry, take your brush and wipe out the places lie around the petals, and add some veins. The shadows and details will be worked on more in the next class.

Landscape Collage

This is it so far, with the space on the right saved for a quote. The branches are not permanent yet and I may add a little more of the rust color that ended up at the bottom to the upper part of the compostion too.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Painting on Canvas

My first attempt to paint on watercolor canvas. This was a project we all did in a class and it pushed us to use more intense colors and was a good experience. We'll see how it affects our work now on paper.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ATC's for an exchange

ATC cards are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and are not sold, but traded with other artists. I already had the background done for something else so I cut that up to start with. Then used found papers and napkins to collage over them and added a rubber stamp- the branch.

Tree for next in the series

This was my attempt for the collage in the next photo, which was too large, so I'll have it to start on the large canvas, which will be the fourth in the series. I seem to be on a roll with this theme, so I'll keep at it, but I do have others started, so will continue with them also.

Landscape collage series

Beginning of my third landscape collage in the "green" series. I need to finish the branches and bottom and then add the quote along the right side. This one is similar to my "Plant a Heart" collage which is sold and I had more interest in that one which is at the Newberry Library Calligraphy exhibit until May 28th.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Trout Lily

This is the first time I tried to get a photo of the Trout Lily at the Center. They're all in full bloom and also this time they had their faces up a little more!