Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Just when I think I'm making strides in my regular art quest, I sign on for a new task.........since I somehow ended up back in the classroom this time last year after deciding to give up my teaching license, I am now taking some classes to add art to my teaching license and renew it again. I took Design and Art History in the fall and enjoyed both, not a stretch but now I am taking ceramics and it's a whole new ball game.......never done any pottery and not a 3-D artist at all although I did make a shadow box in Design and am now trying to make a couple of small shrines but pottery..........is not as simple as you think. It's all about perfection and hand building coil by tedius coil. The second pot is giving me more difficulty than the first. Here is the first just before finishing up and getting ready to fire......more to come in the pottery saga...
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Lately, I keep a stack of inspirational art magazines by my chair and when I sit down I glance through, finding new inspiration for solving current artistic challenges and new ideas for new projects.
Try it. Inspiration can come from many sources, not just the subjects you are especially interested in.
Here is a digitally altered angel. The original photo had one full wing and one tiny sliver. I like this one much better.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Next in the series - "Her Heart was deep as the forest"
I love the beautiful natural setting at my future home for retirement at Fernwood, called for the many ferns there in the summers. I collaged my picture on the bench by the creek and painted in the background. I like the piece without words so I stamped them rather lightly curling from me into the trees. I think it works. The piece is 16 X 20 inches and on a watercolor board which I love to work on. It is sturdy and does not warp. The actual piece is a little darker than the image here. I used Liquitex acrylics and several metallic ones and I had trouble getting a glare in order to have enough light, but hopefully you can still see the beauty of the colors.
The next one is nearly ready to share soon.
I am enjoying this series and hope for an op to show them.
I make many devotional booklets so perhaps these will become a booklet as well.