Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spring Flowers in Acrylic

Spring is here at last. Grass is turning green. 
Flowers are blooming.
COLOR 
Color greatly appreciated after the brown and white winter.

 I am starting two small (5 x 7) acrylic paintings
 of spring flowers.


For the under painting, I am using acrylic markers. 
They work very well on small works, and for drawing.



Monday, April 24, 2017

PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE


Big pieces. Little pieces. Lots of color.
Layers and layers as you build it up.
Just Play !!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE

I've cut the painted tissue paper to make the silhouette of the animals.
I love the diversity of the surface of the painted paper, it adds so much interest to the painting.

Now for the collaging - I choose the papers that have the colors I am interested in using. I lay them on the canvas to see how they look. Such a variety to chose from.









Monday, April 17, 2017

Painted Paper Collage

I feel inspired to make some collages with my new painted tissue paper. Something simple. I have two rectangle shaped canvases, tall and narrow. Perfect for a Giraffe and a Flamingo. That's what I will collage. Colorful and fun.

First I cover the canvas with a dark painted tissue paper.

I draw the animals on white drawing paper to make a template Then using the template I cut the painted tissue  paper for the main body of the animal. Pink for the flamingo and yellow ochre for the giraffe.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Painted Paper Collage

PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE

It's time to replenish my painted tissue paper that I use for collage.
I love making this colored paper. It's fun, just plain fun.
                    ~ PLAY  ~  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bees Bees Bees in Black and White

The Beauty and the Drama of the Bee.
They love the flowers. They are our circle of life.
Spring is coming - Don't forget to plant your flowers.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bees Bees Bees in Black and White


BEES
The drama of their light and dark lend themselves perfectly to pen and ink.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Turtle in Colored Pencil


TYRONE THE TURTLE

I've named my turtle Tyrone. 
A Scottish name meaning "island dweller". 
Seems appropriate.

I will be sorry to see him go. These turtles have been such a part of my art life these last few months.
It's going to take something really different to
 take their place on my drawing board.

I added the finishing touches with the black pencil. Deepening the shadows and the nooks and crannies. 
It makes a big difference, a dramatic difference.

I'm going to have Tyrone framed and matted for the 
Reptile & Amphibian Exhibit at the 
Nixon Park Nature Center in York, PA. 
See you there in June!!