Monday, August 18, 2014

Light bulb No. 4

Light Bulb No. 4
I see this as almost a camouflage.  The bird seems to be hidden against the background.  Isn't that the case for many animals?  I love it when the eye has to spend time taking in the elements in a piece of art.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Do Clowns Eat Tomatoes?

Do Clowns Eat Tomatoes?
After so many days of cleaning and sorting at my mother's house it was amazing how much I missed working on art.  Yesterday I spent several hours creating postcards.  It was like spending time with a good friend.

I never seem to have trouble titling any of my art works.  Where do the titles come from though?  What a question!  Each of my works seem to speak to me and titles usually just pop up almost immediately.  I am loving black and white against color.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Gardener

The Gardener
There are so many parts to this postcard.  I created my own papers for much of the background.  There are five or six separate collage items.  The one that I like best which I created is the person.  The paper I used is deli paper scraps using extra paint leftover from previous projects.  I just wiped my brush on the deli paper so as not to waste paint.  I did a silhouette cut out of the woman "gardener" after I dobbed black paint over the silhouette stencil.  There is a bit of an aura around the figure which fit perfectly with the other colors on the postcard.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Creepy Crawly

Creepy Crawly No. 1
Just before heading to work on my mother's house to get it ready to sell I had a short time for a postcard to send off to England to a new art friend.  Please enjoy Jacqueline. :-)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lost Nomads

Lost Nomads

Nomad Life
These two spreads were completed in an Orly Avineri class recently at the Pacific NW Art School.  Orly had woven a thread about Nomad Life throughout the five days we were together.  More on that in the next blog entry.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed
I have just spent the most exciting and glorious eight days creating art.  First, I took an Orly Avineri class at the Pacific NW Art School on Whidbey Island, Washington.  The spread Tumbleweed was created in that class.  Orly's class was five days long and then I took a two day art journaling workshop with Brian Kasstle. One would think that seven days in a row of full time creating would be exhausting and perhaps a break was needed.  No, I then returned home with Brian and we created art most of Monday as well.

I will be uploading more of my art experiences soon.  Now I have to return to cleaning my mother's house and getting ready for the estate sale at the end of August.  So my postings will be limited.  Happy August to you all!