June 20, 2015


Life Book 2015, Week 25, led by Lynzee Lynx.  We are to create a background using handmade stencils.

Sometimes creating art can be more about finding out which techniques I don't like or at least it works that way for me.  I love using my hands - getting them dirty - creating art.  Cutting out stencils doesn't do "it" for me.  I have tons of ready made stencils which I really like and use often.

I made marks on substrate; added acrylic paint

added ready made stencils with spray dyes

created a simple hand made stencil

black gesso and acrylic paints over my own stencil; sprayed with water; acrylic paint added.

This background will be used one day - as soon as my muse gets wind of it!

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June 16, 2015

Small Drawings...

I tried something a little different today.  I used black gesso on the substrate - the end result has much richer color IMO.  This little work measures 5x7.

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June 9, 2015

Not just another pretty face...

Life Book 2015, Week 24, led by Juliette Crane.  We are to create a background and paint a face.

Realism is not my thing.  I love making goofy faces.

Background process 

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Wednesday Around the World
Katherine's Corner
Little Things Thursday

June 6, 2015

My Angel...

Life Book 2015, Week 23, led by Tamara Laporte.  We are to draw a male angel.

My husband, Richard, came to mind immediately.  He is the sweetest most generous man I know.  When I showed him my initial drawing, he said "hey, that's me!"  He's especially pleased with it now that it's finished since it makes him look at least 40 years younger!

Drawing men is difficult...at least for me it is.  I tried adding a few laugh lines and creases, but that wasn't working out too well.  Notice the Habitat for Humanity logo on his shirt.  (Habitat is Richard's favorite volunteer organization.  He's been helping build home for 20+ years.)

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June 2, 2015


Continuing on with my abstract painting...finding a face...

I'm still not finished with this!

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This abstract painting is taking on a life of its own.  I'm not sure where it's going, but I'm enjoying the journey.  I've got more to do on this...

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