Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I have been working in a quilt group that makes quilts to give away. Here is the first quilt that I have ever produced. We work with donated fabrics. This one was made with 10-minute blocks. Although the picture doesn't show it very well, the base color is two shades of blue, one a denim color, the other a grayer blue.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I am taking an altered book classes through the local school district community education program. My book is titled "Apple a Day. " Here is the beginning of the book. The book cover (pix 1) is a start. I have not added the title yet. Pix 2 is the inside cover spread. I made these from the original with the white background below. Pix 3 is an apple collage. I am not sure how I will use it yet, but look for it later in the book.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Part of collage work is paper prep. Here is one I did last night. Printed randomly with the ridged side of a Starbucks cup sleeve. Then I negatively painted around the area to create a large shape. I don't know how I will use this, but it will fit in somewhere. More intuitive art.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Continuing my colored pencil sketches in the evening. Last night I experimented with rubbings. I used rubber bands, cut up credit card and a coaster. Not a finished work of art, but an experiment with what can happen when you just DO SOMETHING - getting you art mind in gear with intuition. After I scanned it, I used Photoshop to create a layer on top. This is a process remember. We will see where it will take me.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Art work is created in steps. Sometimes, it results in a completed picture. Sometimes, it is just playing. Yesterday's art time was "playing" (translated that means preparing surfaces for collage). Here is one of them. You will see this in a future picture I hope.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
After the Tree of Life
As in life, this evolution is not where I thought I was going, but this is what I got. After the episode with A&E, the tree was still there but no longer accessible-as it isn't here. G's presence is still felt however. I tore the original picture into pieces and collaged in it onto an old watercolor. After several compositional experiments (none I liked), I negatively painted in black to form another tree, and used watercolor crayons to outline the tree and the space around the tree.
This didn't start out to be a story illustration, but there is no telling where art will take you.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
After 5 months of not creating art, I have plunged back in (and I am expecting you to too :). I started with no plan, just started putting paint on an already rejected collage project. I block printed on the two ends, then turned it upside down. I painted the middle with phtalo turquoise and it looked like a tree, so I put in a trunk. I wanted more color and texture, so I added gestures with my watercolor crayons. Then I put it in Illustrator and added the title and the "apple." I didn't intend to create another tree, but I guess I seem to be into trees. And since I am reading through the Bible in 90 days, this tree came to my mind. It is sort of like a tree with every color in it - very desirable. God is the sun rays in the background, present and providing the things needed.