Friday, February 28, 2020

THOSE PERFECT SPRING DAYS...

 Up close:
Flexible spackling, cardboard, cheese cloth, print made deli paper, and acrylics.




 Added dried plant material, and modeling paste through a stencil...




 The pink paper here is; 
printed deli prints from acrylic paint.






 The little pink collage area are
real dried flowers, plants, and deli pieces, with
matte medium over the top.
(kinda looks like hot wax)




The piece in it's 
ENTIRETY.
I promised something finished soon. 
But didn't think I'd ever be done with this.
I have worked on it off and on for almost a year.
It's title is at the top of post for the introduction.
There is also fabric, tissue paper, and things i don't even remember using!
SMILING!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

INSIDE EACH ONE OF US...

We have 
ONE
granddaughter 
and i was thinking about her  
and the way she tilts her head.
xo

Sunday, February 23, 2020

SOUS-CHEF DAYS...(photos can all be enlarged)

 There was this paper bag
floating
around in my studio
for days, maybe weeks.
It wasn't just a brown grocery bag...




 It had texture,
was light weight,
and 
LARGE.
I had to do something with it 
TODAY!
YAY!
(actually, that was yesterday)




 oOH 
GET a load of those gloppy drips...
I LOVE THEM!




 Now 
TODAY...
Someone gave me the sweetest card,
(just because)
i altered it a bit with left over paint.




 On to the old story...
"LEFT OVER PAINT".
I cannot waste.
I took some deli papers, using them as printing papers
and dabbed over the start of these cards.
Voila!
I was actually excited as they lightened up 
and weren't so doggone dark anymore. ;)




 And 
then...
and yet again...
One of those HAPPY ACCIDENTS!
My flower turned into an abstract 
BLUE BUTTERFLY!
(you can bet i'll either be using this IN a painting collage, or will turn it into
it's deserving right...a true framed painting.




 These are some of  the deli papers i used 
to print on top of other paintings.




And YES, I did notice that 
GORGEOUS MORNING LIGHT
coming from our windows!


I promise to show some mixed media pieces
that shall come to fruition, as soon as possible.
For now, you can laugh...

Some of us are SOUS-CHEFS when it comes to some of our work. Certainly not all, but lots.

So when the public asks:
'how long did this take you, how'd you do that, where did you get that, what is that?'
My answer:
Sometimes i just don't know, truly.
As the days roll on, and one is experimenting, and open to 
CHANGE, anything goes...
JUST DO IT,
day in and day out till you figure it out/or not; but 
HAVE FUN IN THE MEANTIME!


Friday, February 21, 2020

A GOOD FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY...

Today's surprise:
where the ink takes me,
or them!
"Rambling Rose"
Mixing FW Inks and Acrylics

Sunday, February 16, 2020

A VERY HAPPY SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY...

 Well, it finally happened! I figured out how to retrieve as well as post my photos.
Talk about a happy camper, it makes my world go round.




 These are some painted and collaged papers on old book pages.
So very fun.
The will be used to skew and frame. Or rip up and place gingerly in other art works.




The co-op gallery i work in has accepted my new work with birds.
This particular one, is my very latest.
i experimented acrylics, FW Inks, and Posca pens.
i hope you are as delighted as i am in the outcome!
i love how the 'see through ink' lends a 
new flavor to my work.

Thank you for continuing to watch for a come back or refresher course.
My stats showed many of you!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Almost September...

I really really really am going to return here. It will be when I can figure out how to post my photos from my new camera to the same place I always have. FRUSTRATED BEYOND BELIEF I AM. So in the meantime, here is a picture of our only little grandchild, Venna, in her bathing suit and hat. We are happy grandparents.

Friday, June 14, 2019

MISSING IN ACTION...(this art action) far too long in June...

 Oh my goodness,
apology for missing in action.
So much going on this summer.
I hope your time is going well.
Now that I am back...
I am still in the pink (chuckling).
I am almost finished with this piece, 
(frame is drying) 
and then off to the gallery.
happy!




 I am working on 2 of these,
and am much further along and
promise to show you the finish!




 While swimming, playing, and good laughs
at Folsom Lake with my sisters...
these darling little butterflies came and landed off and on all day.
They were pink and blue
and only about an inch
so I couldn't get very good pics.
They were unbelievably beautiful.




 Close up's here and the next ones.
This, of one of the two I showed here in the beginning.




 I am having so much fun with some products,
it's unbelievable!
Using tissue paper, deli papers
and a gelli print pad
(oh my)




When i am finished and show you...
i will gladly let you know the products
and how some processes are done.
Simply leave me a note (i only know english)
and will gladly tell you anything!

It's been a good summer so far!