Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
16" x 20" fabric collage on canvas $250.00 framed
This fishy creation can be seen at Dale St. Cafe in Colorado Spring, CO. After making several banners for donations with cloth and fabric paint, these fabrics just tugged at my heart. It is not a fine art painting, but rather a curious underwater scene crafted with various prints and colors. shapes and sizes glued onto the canvas side by side. After the glue dried, I added gold fabric paint with a fine pointed tube attached. That covered all the edges and further secured the fabric. It is covered with glass to keep it clean, then and framed and hung. I was so intent cutting and pasting while making it, and found later it had only taken 2 hours to create sans paint or frame.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11 " x 14" watercolor $100.00
Some time ago I had seen the sun shining through the evening clouds with the brushy limbs and the ancient tree stumps at the bottom of the trunks and always thought I should paint that scene. When my students wanted to learn snow, I remembered the scene and thought, why paint blue snow? Let's get creative. I had so much fun planning this peaceful painting. I let the spirit of the painting come through, and challenged and delighted myself. Notice the repetition of shapes and colors. What would we do without repetition? Just think of our cells, the grass, bricks and hair. How about learning? Repetition is sooo important.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
11" x 14" watercolor still life $300.00 matted
In all actuality, I had gone looking for a proper vase up into the attic, with this spray of sunflowers in my hands, thinking, "I should have given these sunflowers a drink first. After laying them on the wooden table, the light struck them through the window. "Oh" I thought, "how beautiful"! And so I progressed through the stages of photographing and marveling at the freshness and the lights against the dark shadows.