Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Backgrounds using primaries

Cobalt, Quin. Crimson and Hansa Yellow Light.
I love the hot/cold effect.
Couldn't bare to stencil or stamp on it....just yet anyway.

Pthalo Turq., Quin. Crimson and Hansa Yellow Light.

Nice color combo methinks.

Not sure what to think of this one....

It's got texture going for it.

There's always gesso;)

I carved a rubber stamp to get the crackle paste effect.

(can't get this silly thing to stop double spacing)

Hoping to get some homework for Misty's class done tonite,

going for a cut and color right after work-that takes a while....

ooops, did I say that out loud?!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Painting Layers.....Online class with Misty Mawn

I could NOT wait to get started, especially after taking a fabulous workshop from her at VRAS.
This workshop has already exceeded my expectations. Misty is a wonderful teacher. There were 4 instructional videos ready to view first thing Saturday morning. Cup of coffee (or 2) in hand, I watched....over and over. Went into the studio and started the homework. I had the best time. The above is the first background I painted. Little touches of metallic here and there........
This background is actually 10" x 30". I really like the long narrow format....and it's just the beginning......
Using gel medium to transfer images and as a resist. A swiping of ink over the top.

......another background first attempt at painting a landscape

.....and my 2nd attempt, I like this one much better. One thing I am learning is that when you feel like giving up, you feel like your piece is keep going, take it further, try something new and different than what you are used to, you learn along the way and sometimes you discover something new that works for you and had you given in to your "critic", you would have totally missed it.
I have lots and lots of art books, books on thing that I know about myself is that I am a visual learner. This class is so great in that I can watch the videos over and over. Watch the subtleties and develop my own way of working.