Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
"Art is everywhere except it has to pass through a creative mind."
- Louise Nevelson
"Play the street life, because there's no place I can go,
it's the only life I know.
there's a thousand parts to play.
Until you play your life away."
----Crawford and Samples
I enhanced the sheet of figures with some coffee stains applied with the bottom of my cup and then some drips. I added the photo and than searched for the right buttons and other embellishments in my stash. I painted the little motorcycle key ring bob with some Finnabair red rust paste (love it!) and inked the edges of the paper. I made a few more figures to cut out and apply on top of the photo and just played the afternoon away. What fun!
Hope you like it and now I am off to link to Finnabair's blog - check it out - she and her DT always post such fabulous stuff.
Be back tomorrow with another new layout. ttfn
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Go forth and create - what are you making today?
Saturday, May 14, 2016
"I never finish a painting -- I just stop working on it for a while." -- Arshile Gorky
I have been painting lots of animals in the past month or so - getting ready for my show that is now up at the Ft Pierce Downtown Library. I love to paint animals - so much texture and subtle color changes, and their eyes so full of emotion and life. These are all watercolors on various papers - Arches, Waterford Saunders, cold press, rough, 140#, and 300#. I enjoy the different paper textures and weights as each painting is an experiment with paint - with light and shadow - and it's fun - a grown taller way of play. This past week I painted 2 small pieces and got about half way through a bigger piece - need to take some photos.
I also find myself getting a bit back into mixed media and scrapping so you will be seeing some new things - off to play a bit today. Have fun and enjoy your day!