Thursday, January 26, 2017

AFTER THE STORM


This is the first step of my first art in 2017..I am going to call it After The Storm. I was inspired to make this assemblage after I saw the art of Abyssimo (https://www.facebook.com/abyssimo/
and then  went camping in December just after Hurricane Matthew blew through our area. Here I have my sticks and bark glued on along with some shells we picked up on a beach walk the first afternoon




Step two was adding both
Modeling Paste
and 
Crackling Paste



Texture
is
completed

Color added


The top photo is way to pastel for my taste so I added more intense color and toned down the metallic colors a bit...Much better.




Finished

Thursday, September 1, 2016

MORE CARDBOARD ART



Here I added multiple layers orienting the ribs in different directions and colored with watercolors




Another technique I tried was to cut away all the ribs down to very back then the moon and bird were added. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

CARDBOARD ART






While surfing one night I came across this technique of cutting away the top surface of a piece of corrugated cardboard exposing the inner ribs to form a design. This was my first attempt. Later I will add some tangling to this piece filling in the smooth spaces.









These are the tools I used...The serrated wheel for marking the lines, X Acto knife for slicing through the top layer of paper, skewer (not shown) for sliding through the grooves and lifting the paper and removing, tweezers for picking out hard to reach spaces and Staedler pigment 0.5 & 0.8 tips for doing the zentangling.  



Finished


I have so many ideas of ways to use this technique!




Another sample of the technique was to color the cardboard surface with pastel chalk, cut the design out, use the piece from left side and glue it onto right side after burning edges. Then burned the left edge.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

JOURNALS..Paying it forward




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I started out with a page from a wall paper sample...
I  then attached the page to a piece of 90 lb watercolor paper that I had messed up with a technique that went haywire...
 I used 3 colors of paint to do layers using Vaseline for a resist, letting it dry then wiping it between each color...after cutting it in half the lettering was painted on...
Then the papers were added to a cardboard backing for rigidity. All insides of covers are covered with a decorative paper and other embellishments were added.....
The tree is made of rigid wrap...
I finished the backs and fronts with lacing around or across and added beads to the loose ends...
I have added loose pages inside...some of my hand made paper and some art paper...
 The tree book has a poem written by Trish Weaver ...




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Friday, February 27, 2015

LEAVES ON A LOG

This is done in both Prisma Colored Pencils for image and oil pastels for back ground... As I painted this I thought a lot about spring and the changes the future may bring.

Dead of Winter

Saturday, February 7, 2015

VESSEL


Finished piece
A plaster art project using wire and plaster wrap then covered on outside with thinset (or plaster of paris)  and finished with encaustic wax on inside and spray acrylic on outside..


Bottom
Inside


Below are closeups of etching on inside







The book I used for reference

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HAMADRYADES...Daughters of the Forest




Air dry clay on manzanita branch colored with washes from light to dark using raw sienna, burnt  sienna, burnt umber light and lastly burnt umber with mars black added to darken. After that I dry brushed the light burnt umber on and then used metallic rubs to add highlights. 

THE HAMADRYADES ...
were eight Dryad nymph daughters of the forest spirit Oxylos ("Of the Forest") and Hamadryas ("With the Tree"), who inhabited Mount Oita in Phthiotis.