Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ANCIENT WALLS

 i've been down with bad health...so i have been away from BLOGLANDIA...
on the mend Now...
but never deserting my art loves, even if i could make but one stroke in one day...
they all count...they all add up, and often times it's better to go slow...
whether your choice or not, hmm...
 
 
 
 there are so many layers buried within these walls, it might almost
make ancient walls authentic ;) here
 
 
 
 i CAN remember putting down, cheese cloth, plaster, ribbon and even beads...
 
 
 
 i photo transferred this onto my canvas...
it's from a very special trip to Panama...
 
 
 
 a photo transfer from Africa...alas!
i was not there...but feel like i COULD have been when i
delve into this painting ;)
 
 
 
 there is a thick strip of  some thing i placed,
where you can see it in the middle here?
 
 
 
top left hand: beads, ribbon and hand sewing...
 
 
i haven't decided on it's title yet...but they always come...
 
 
and NOW...off to visit my favorite blogs...

Friday, April 11, 2014

COLFAX CALIFORNIA ARTWALK

 just delivered 4 pieces
 
 
 
 you may have seen them before...
 
 
 
 my barrel stave mixed media paintings
 
 
 
 they are ever so FUN to create...
 
 
 
 and so very fun to see people's expressions...
 
 
 
 they have little bonus' like feathers
 
 
 
 words, and steel painted flowers!
 
 
 
 this is the last piece...
 
 
 

GRATEFUL to all the people that enter my life...
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

SHARED DISCOVERIES along with a little MAGIC

 close-up
sewn and painted cardboard pieces
 
 
 
 New painted Book Cover Mixed Media Hanger
 
 
 
 
 
 tea bags written on...
 
 
 
 bird transfers, sewn tea bags
 
 
 
 
Back Cover


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Have a Marvelous Creative week ahead! xo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

COURAGE and PERSERVERENCE...prevailed!!!

 Three years...off and on...
 
 
 
 staring at them...not liking them...
 
 
 
 attempting not to ruin them in their entirety...
 
 
 
 getting there...
 
 
 
 lots of things wrong...but where, how...?
 
 
 
 questioning, noodling, making more hair, painting out less hair,
putting in NO HAIR (only flowers),
lessons lessons everywhere, all along...
not sure what in the world to take in, LEAVE ALONE,
paint OUT...
 
 
 
FINALLY...they began to sing...
 
YES!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

MUST PLAY!!!

 she ended up like this...going backward...
I am going to fix her flower and her lips a bit...
 
 
 
 this was the first change I made and it looked very bad with her
abstract-y body...ergo the top is better
 
 
 
 one little close-up...
 
 
 
 cover her up and then proceeded ;)
 
 
 
 before the flower in her hair...
 
 
 
she is on an old cupboard door
14" X 37"
 
she reads;
"you must...
you KNOW...
PLAY..
EVERY day!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

40 FACES...

 THANK YOU Sharon Tomlinson...
I decided with ease to stop at 40...
 
 
 
 I will continue to learn more and more about portraits,
(my first painting love)
 
 
 
 this was a study (ALL OF THEM) that brought multiple gifts...
to name a few:
 
lighting on the piece
a mood
placement
perfect imperfections
happy accidents
searching the masters
searching for new ideas
color color color...
and loving black and white
 
 those last notations barely skim the surface as to the wealth of information I found doing these...
as you can see there are two on the drawing board.
my hat goes off to all participants in this education as well as to others that go the extra miles!
 
 
 
 I sent this into Cloth Paper Scissors,
about a year ago.
it is a postcard suggestion they prompted...
it had to have something original that you painted and paper and cloth.
the magazine said, YOU WILL NOT GET THIS BACK...
we may or may not use all the entries in later issues and your
piece might show up in an ad..
this is one of those life lessons...
not such a deep or horrible one...but wanda wishes she wouldn't have given it away...
my heart must not have been ready to let her go...
so I share her with you, and read her words...
THEY ARE MEANT FOR YOU!
IF we could all gather round and create in the presence of one another...
oh what  gift!
i wish you were here
LOVE

Saturday, March 15, 2014

MANY faces...MANY feelings...MANY good changes!

 more INCH portraits...
i decided to add a little collage...
 
 
 
 to avoid going mad over a bit of repetition in
some ways, wanting to continue learning,
from others as well as from INSIDEME ;)
 
 
 
 
 i discovered a most interesting man's work
Oswaldo Guayasamin
Ecudorian painter, 1919-1999
some of his work is Picasso-like and some not
but i am intrigued...
 
 
 
 
 and gave this one and the one above a whirl
while copying.
i made huge discoveries that would probably bore everyone to death,
as to what this artist pointed out to me!
and of course didn't do him justice...
 
 
 
 inside my head came this one while attempting Oswaldo's...
feeling very playful and letting the whim enter in!
ALWAYS...this makes new discoveries and ideas for future paintings...
after doing these "miniatures" i am ready to go back to LARGER sized!
 
 
 
 
 a face lift for this sweetie...
 
 
 
 that i am not sure i posted awhile back...
she's crackled and aged looking ;)
 
 
 
 
another little touch up and transformation
for this sweetie...
 
 
i WAS getting ready for our Auburn Artwalk, but am running ragged in all good ways...so i shan't be able to pull it off this go round.
i had some knee surgery that went exceptionally well, better than expected by all, drs. and myself!
i can't exactly run around, but will sooner than soon, and am happy i made it through to this side, and gratitude exploded within myself that i can climb our stairs to my studio, hobble around and able to do some art work!!!
 
HAPPY SATURDAY FRIENDS!!!
XOXO