This is painting #9 I used a large brush and the colour green for the background. Then cleaned the brush. Started with purple,white and added layers of gold,red and a hint of green with a smaller brush. I like the depth achieved in the middle. By adding the red squiar… Continue
The nude Klimt challenge has really stretched my abilities. I am really enjoying being so inspired though. Inspiration hit out of nowhere last night and kept me up past midnight working on this project. That NEVER happens to me, but it's a good thing...except that I'm really tired this morning, lol.
I was late in joining the challenge, so I'm not sure I will finish by the end of the month, but who knows....perhaps I will at that. I also need to finish some ATCs for a swap, but right… Continue
This is painting # 8. I've missed 2 days I was away for a girls night. I used a large brush, painted yellow with a hint of black, for the background.(I really love the colour) Then with the same brush I started to add black blue red & yellow. It was just to get me back in the zone. I like the result and will do more of the hart shape to try out different colour… Continue
I am sooo lazy today. I went for a motorcycle ride, bought some new birch panels to paint on up at Lowes, went to a local craft fair and finally photographed yesterdays painting of the day.
This one is 11X14, encaustic and acrylic on wood. I really like the textures and colors in this one. Now I need to go to the… Continue
I recently received this incredibly beautiful package in the mail! It was my prize artwork by Gary for one of our early challenges. The envelope blew me away before I even opened it to see the stunning piece inside. Thank you so much Gary, you are a true inspiration to me!
Jean-Michel Basquiat for me was one of the greatest modern painters of this century. Apart from liking the fact that he was no one , came from no where yet caused such a stir in the art community (which should give us all hope that we too can succeed).
What his life says to me about art and all the bullshit that goes on in the art world is that you don't have to have an education or formal training to become a great artist. You just… Continue
I admit..........I have been skipping days between my daily paintings. I have just been busy with working, my brother-in-law moving into our home, my classes and just general business!
This one was actually last wednesdays painting of the day. I DID do a painting today, but I am still waiting for it to dry so I can… Continue
I've been attending this art auction for over 10 years. They do such a fantastic job that even when I'm broke, even when I have no intention of bidding on a thing, I can't miss the auction. It's the atmosphere. It's the crowd. It's the vibe. I've just gotta be a part of it!!!
There are a artist represented that I really hope I can get luck and score this time. One is a young Alabama artist named Michael Banks. http://www.hoodoomo.net/banks.html His work is rather new to the auction… Continue
Lately, I found painting on glass in reversed way very interesting. My last three painting that I added in my photos are painted that way.
I'm pretty busy with preparations with new exhibition and I don't have time to be on line much.
But I always find time for new painting.
Today was Thursday art group play day. We tried a very cool style of collage Inspired by Anne Bagby. You stamp with acrylic paint, then build an image with your stamped papper.
I brought along my paintings to show and… Continue
Ugh! Think I got a virus or something. Don't know what's going on. Lost my photo editing software today so I can't even re-size my photos to upload now. Just want to let y'all know in case you don't see me around for a while. =(
I call this Klimt inspired painting, "Kim Morrison" because my children call me that. They tease me because I am obssessed with death just like Jim Morrison was. I painted from a watercolor and pencil painting I did of myself in 1997. I may do an, "After Gravity" set in painting at a later date. I think the comparison will be quite interesting, amusing to say the least. I'll post the watercolor in my pictures later, if you're interested in taking a look. Gary Reef is the only gay man I know… Continue
I'm feeling oddly uninspired on the Naked Truth challenge. Odd because nudity is previlant in about half my work. Odd because I thought I was on this big huge creative streak. Odd because I was so looking forward to it and now.... my mind is blank.
It could be because I'm all consumed by the assemblage lessons. If the next part of the lesson isn't posted soon I'm afraid I'll be over-run by baked and manipulated baby heads!!! Ahhhhh, but I digress. :)
I am sooo behind getting these posted. Shame on me. This one was last thursdays "painting of the day" Again I did it while at work. I didn't have some of my supplies that I wanted to use for this one with me so I just "winged" it.
8X8 on archival paper, acrylic and mixed… Continue
In addition to some formal art courses, I think I seriously need some tips in taking photos of ATCs, and other finished projects. I ALWAYS get a terrible glare and the detail (which is usually what makes a piece special) is lost in the photo. Frustrating.
I have been accepted to the Artist Guild as a Guest Artist. It is not a full membership and that is totally OK with me for this year. I will guest with a local artist Claudette Hart "The Gourd Lady" as she is sometimes called. She is right out of her gourd, and I love her work. She is a mixed media artist using Gourds in most of her work. The studio has been in Merrickville On. Canada for almost 20 years. Claudette has a huge following therefor many many people will visit the studio over the… Continue
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).