Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
ORBS . ectoplasm . protoplasm .
Mom sits on the end of my bed . open to the Universe . ORBS . trust the universe . keep your door shut . auras. gongs .
has any one seen Jack . three Leo's . . birthday singing . three left handed Leo's . candles . icing . ice cream .
I feel the energy . play with the energy . everything is energy . just toss it back and forth between your hands . step up to the painting . those design girls . Miss Marple .
healing hands . chocolate covered almonds . embossed paper . you will never cook in my kitchen . work release love us . i was not incarcerated . four grandbabies . dishwater hair .
God provides everything and I've added to it . bathing suits . Brazilian bathing suits . suits with skirts . suits with shorts . you must wear a suit in the pool . follow the rules . YAAAAAAAAAh . has anyone seen Jack . . . ORBS . next time we'll hire a photographer . . .
Monday, August 17, 2009
Colored pencils respond well to collage - the acrylic medium and varnish.
Today I discovered the blog site for Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, collage artist. http://elizabethsthilairenelson.blogspot.com/. She describes her art as "painting with paper". I love it! It gives credence to the paper arts. Just like colored pencils - so many people think it's just coloring - like with crayons when we were kids. I shall call it "painting with colored pencils".
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am drawing faces, coloring them with colored pencils, and will collage them onto these painted canvases. I need lots of layers before I even get to the drawings.
I spent some time perusing through my stash of collage papers and finally settled on this origami paper. It has a delicate lightness and a feminine quality to it. I think it will be very appropriate.
This is all part of my process – the revelation of the unplanned painting.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This is my system for deciding what to paint “a system for turning an idea into a painting”. I developed this “system” after reading Twyla Tharp’s book, “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life”. The first chapter is called – “I Walk into a White Room” – for me it means the same as – I’m staring at a white canvas.
I’ve learned that discipline and habit are the natural routes used by my muse – without disciple and habit, my muse is very illusive.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
BUTTON BUNNY Color. I added color, acrylic paint to match the painted background peeking through the coffee filters.
WAITING FOR OUR WINGS Back to the winged critters and the challenging composition. I was given excellent advice - my compo...
WAITING FOR OUR WINGS I've added more critters and leaves and feathers to break up the strong vertical line and bring the left si...
Won't be long now and my critters will get their new wings. But until then, they have to make do with the wings I've created for th...