Hot as Hades here the last couple of days so we decided to take our dog Jack to the beach to cool off. Beautiful breeze & good surf all day. Took a cooler with drinks and lunch. There was a low tide so walked for miles. Really nice day!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
I just finished this painting today (I think!?). It is upside down but I kind of like it. I drew orchids on a piece of Arches, then wet the paper and poured Cad. yellow, Opera Rose & Cobalt (in that order) onto the paper. While it was still wet I sprinkled salt & splattered alcohol. After it dried I painted the parts of the flowers that remained. I then tinted gesso and made the opaque shapes. There is also a bit of stenciling using the tinted gesso. The final step was adding the gold paper geometric shapes.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here is a contour drawing in pen of a black and white image which I embellished with pattern. Another neat technique I picked up in my summer journaling class. I viewed the image upside down as I drew trying not to lift my pen (Hard to do!). I then used random words provided by the instructor to compose a poem.
Drifting journey look deeper
Wonder why today is twisted
And yesterday invisible.
What is real now old heart?
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I took a class this summer and learned some new techniques to make my journal entries more interesting and fun! I started this piece by first painting a page with black gesso (I know, it was the first time I'd ever heard of it too!) Then I tore a white page out & divided it into quarters and drew an orchid. Next I extended the petals onto the black page morphing them to look like ribbons. I really like the way the morphed petals glow on the black page. Colored pencils are sooooo relaxing!