Thursday, July 6, 2017
4" x 4"
oil on panal
Ice cream and cupcakes represent happy times to me. I guess because I only
eat them when I am with my family or celebrating a special event. Those are
happy times for me. I don't eat cupcakes or ice cream cones when I am by myself.
cone refine to only dull out next
(I thought it was competing too much with the actual ice cream,
so I dulled it out.)
start to refine
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Home Sweet Home
This is a fabric and paper collage. I am starting to think about which papers I will bring with me to Italy for my collage trip with Elizabeth St. Hilare. She uses paper and will supply all of our supplies needed, but she did say to bring paper that we would like to incorporate into out work while in Italy.
This collage above uses both fabric and paper. I also used paint. Its a real mixed media piece. It's part of a children's board book that I altered.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Prima and I don't think it is artist quality, although it says it is. But even so, the colors are vibrant and rich, perfect for quick sketching. Easy to mix and I just love the bright colors.
The wonderful thing- this paint set cost 15.00. I would of paid 15.00 for the box alone, so the added paint is a bonus. Like I said, its not artist quality but it works just fine! I'll be taking this little gem to Italy this summer. I plan on doing as much sketching of the local area as possible. I can't wait!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
watercolor on 140# paper
I've always wanted to paint fog...and I just didn't know how to. I found a technique book that showed me how. Yay! This is my first attempt. I like the sky colors. I found a workbook by Zolton Szabo that has demos on techniques.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
And that gives me a GREAT IDEA! I am going to make a few travel journals for me- with both writing and painting paper. More to come on that...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Acrylic on paperScapino is a zanni (a character type) from the commedia dell'arte. Scapino is the one who tries to get out of things, mostly fights. As I thought about Scapino, I pictured him as a drunk, a lazy clown. That is what I portrayed here in my art journal. Drunkenness is a form of escape and that is what Scapino does, he escapes from fights, work and in general, life. He had fallen asleep by the tent, drunk and oblivious. I thought it would be a fun exercise to imagine some of the zanni, so here is my first one.