Wednesday, September 20, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE with coffee filters

BUTTON BUNNY


More Collage - just getting started!
I tore strips of canvas from my box of scraps. 
Pulled strings from the edges - 
want to get as much texture as possible. 
Antique buttons were perfect as they were not perfectly white. And a few strings of seed beads.

Monday, September 18, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE

BUTTON BUNNY



My Button Bunny collage is an oldie but a goodie! 
It started with coffee filters. 
Used coffee filters. 
The color and design that the coffee leaves on the filters is always unique and interesting.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kewpie Dolls at the Beach Collage


Kewpie Dolls at the Beach

Hurricane season in Florida - I am glued to the TV watching nature at her worst or maybe her best. I am sending best wishes and thoughts and prayers into the universe for the safety of my friends and family down there.

Here is a collage painting of a calm serene beach. My colored pencil collaged kewpies are enjoying this lovely day.

Monday, September 4, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, August 28, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Friday, August 25, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Surrealistic White Rabbit in Colored Pencil


WHITE RABBIT


My colored pencil rabbit is complete. It measures 18 x 24", larger than most of my colored pencil paintings. The forest is soft like I imagined. 
Whimsical. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Surrealistic White Rabbit in Colored Pencil

Layers and layers of colored pencil 
to achieve the color and value I want.




Of course, there is no white rabbit without a pocket watch.

I've set my white rabbit in the forest. I'm hoping the many layers of blended colored pencil will give a soft pastel effect.

Off to work now, there will be many hours of painting with these pencils.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Surrealistic White Rabbit in Colored Pencil

I've always wanted to do a surrealist painting. I admire Mark Ryden's work, so I used his style as inspiration. I've also wanted to do a large colored pencil painting, so I decided to incorporate these two ideas. 

The White Rabbit has been one of my favorite themes. 
But instead of an actual white rabbit, 
I am using a white rabbit mask. 



Sketches first. 
Draw selected sketch on tracing paper. 
Get it right, then transfer the drawing to bristol board paper,
now add COLOR . . .



Sunday, August 6, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Friday, August 4, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, July 31, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

THE ART  JOURNAL
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Friday, July 28, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, July 24, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE with coffee filters

BUTTON BUNNY More Collage - just getting started! I tore strips of canvas from my box of scraps.  Pulled strings from the edge...