Friday, June 26, 2009

June 27, 2009 collage




Here are the finished paintings. They are both overworked, busy, and it great need of being painted over - but the background experiment didn't yield anything new. I used the background in one painting, and not in the other. My only lesson would be - don't fall in love with the background.


The coffee filter painting pretty much did it self. I sprayed white paint to look like spray from the waves and I title it "Chicory Island". The book painting took more time. I removed many beads, added color, and peeled the yellow paint from my palette and glued it on the coffee filters because it looked like the sun. I titled this one "Heavenward" because that was the title of the book that I used.


June 26, 2009 collage




Now I just worked with the composition and design, adding and taking away. The coffee filter background seemed a bit much, so I painted out some of it. I added color to both painting.


June 25, 2009 Collage




I cut strips of raw canvas, sewed beads and vintage buttons on the canvas, and glued the strips on the painting.




I only added the strips to the bottom of the coffee filter painting, leaving 3/4 of the background intact. On the book painting - I added the canvas along with more book pages and even a few coffee filters. The background was totally covered!


June 24, 2009




I wanted to experiment with "the white canvas" syndrome. I usually paint the canvas a color to eliminate the stark whiteness, using the background color in the painting. This time I wanted to establish a background for a collage, which means I wanted to use paper.


I covered the first canvas with used coffee filters. They are great for texture and color.


The second canvas I covered with pages from a very old book. The pages were brittle and the edges were so old they had turned brown.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kids Balloons Fantasy ATC ACEO Watercolor Original Jgg





I've taken my Flying Balloon Kids and put them on ACEO/ATC's.
Artist Trading Cards which traditionally measure 2.5 x 3.5.
I've used watercolor and ink on Smooth Bristol Board paper.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kids Balloons Fantasy ATC ACEO Watercolor Original Jgg



I've taken my Flying Balloon Kids and put them on ACEO/ATC's.
Artist Trading Cards which traditionally measure 2.5 x 3.5.
I've used watercolor and ink on Smooth Bristol Board paper.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kids Balloons Fantasy ATC ACEO Watercolor Original Jgg





I've taken my Flying Balloon Kids and put them on ACEO/ATC's.
Artist Trading Cards which traditionally measure 2.5 x 3.5.
I've used watercolor and ink on Smooth Bristol Board paper.


Kids Balloons Fantasy ATC ACEO Watercolor Original Jgg




I've taken my Flying Balloon Kids and put them on ACEO/ATC's.
Artist Trading Cards which traditionally measure 2.5 x 3.5.
I've used watercolor and ink on Smooth Bristol Board paper.

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