Sunday, February 18, 2024

February Happenings

 Life seems so have gotten very busy!  Two weeks ago I was making art.  I'm taking a year long class called Paint Your Hear & Soul 2024. This was week 3, painting Noses with Saskia Van Drunen.


Next, painting and Eye with Cecile Yardo.

Week 2, Portrait with Kate Thompson.

Then off to Tucson to meet with the moving company.  Packed the entire house and move back to Nebraska.  I've spent the entire week unpacking box after box.  Different home, not everything fits, less storage.  It has been a job.  I'm ready to go back to making art.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

And another year has gone by

I can't believe it's been a whole year since my last post?!?  What happened?!?  Life!!!  Well I'm still here, making things, spending time with family and friends.  I will try to do better about posting on a regular basis.  

It's the year of the dragon, so of course I painted a few.


Started with this one.  Used a scrap piece of 5" X 7" scrap piece of watercolor paper.  Sketched my dragon and colored it with watercolors.  Not my medium, but I made it work.

Next I decorated the cover of my 2024 Date book!


The journey continued with a few more Dragon Watercolor pieces.

And I'd like to say that was the last one, but it wasn't.  The next one is done on a wood panel.  Not sure if he's completely done yet?!?
Using a regular ball point pen I scribbled on my design.  Then painted the areas with Acrylic paint.

So as you can see the year is off to a good start!  I also signed up for a year long class. Paint Your Heart and Soul 2024.  Here's a pic of lesson #2 taught by Kate Thompson.

This piece is done on a scrap piece of muslin, photo Transfer using Matt gel medium, painted using Acrylics.  The flower is a vintage piece of linen with florals, that I cut out and attached with Matt medium.



Saturday, February 18, 2023

Lesson with Lewis Rossignol

 Just finished a six lesson mixed media class with Lewis Rossignol.  I'm happy to say, that if you haven't taken a class with him before.  You should!!!  Letting your inner child play is not an easy thing to do.  Too many adult rules. 

This class free'd me up to do so.  Using Posca markers and fat Stabilo woody pencils to create some fun pieces.

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

More Rabbits

Since it's the year of the Rabbit.  You'll be seeing lots of bunny creations.  This one was done with lazy pencil lines, watercolor and neocolor 2.  Fun play!  An old photo and some words to add depth and interest.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Trying to do better about posting

 Well the plan is to do better about posting.  The year is off to a busy start.  I'm taking a 6 week pottery class and doing some on-line classes.  Hopefully that keeps me out of trouble?!?  I'm currently working on a class with Carla Sonheim entitled "Year of the Rabbit".

I've been having fun sketching rabbits.

Yesterday I printed some colorful pages using my Gel Printing Plate.  I totally got lost in the process.  Many hours later, when my neck started to hurt I realized how long I had been at it.  All part of the process. 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Another year gone by

This is something I've been working on for a while.  This is a "Year Long Class with Carla Sonheim".  I started late.  Middle of the year, I think?!?  The class has 12 lessons and zoom lessons.  

Take what you want from each lesson and put it on the map.  The map measure 30" X 22", the map was divided into 12 squared using water color and letting the water color run and determine the size and shape.  I have had so much fun with this.  

Working on one section at a time.  Plus you can fold it up.

I think I will do another for 2023.  It's a big or small project.  It's all in how you look at it.  I work on it whenever I have time.


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Mixed Media Collage Fun

OMG!  I really had fun with this one.  And like anything, things always look easier then they really are.  I lost count on how many hours I spent trying to get this to my liking.  I'm my worst critic.  In the end I loved it so much that I framed it and hung it in my Studio.