Sunday, November 24, 2013

Touch Painting 2 "She Wondered"

This is the same painting that was in the the previous post became.  I saw the 3 women
on the right, and tried to ignore the 4th lady, because I thought 3 were enough.  She insisted on being seen.

There is a small person on the right also.  He or she appears to be listening to the conversations.........

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Touch Painting 1

This is original touch painting I did with Cindy Woodling in a Touch Painting class, we did quite a few, took them home and put them up and let them speak.  I instantly saw the people on the tissue, but waited to see what would emerge...........

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Encaustic with rubber stamp

This is a Dina Wakely rubber stamp with encaustic waxes......

Thinking of You Encaustic Card

I always seem to revert back to wax when I need a quick art fix.
I love the randomness of the wax.  I was so surprised to see the form in the left hand corner, the back of the head with face looking towards the colorful mountain..........

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another one, love the colors........
Just playing with some encaustic wax tonight.
Wax always gives me joy when hidden images appear...........

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Planting a Seed

Trying to clean up my studio, saw a cigar box and said, "hummmm."
Decided to paint this little lady with her flowers on this  rainy Sunday afternoon.  She says never to give up on the power of planting
and growing a seed.  I am reading  Run  by Ann Pachett and  touched about one of the mother's, Tennessee, who made the choice to give up her 2 sons so that her seeds would have a chance to leave the dark projects of Boston and grow in the light.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Determined-- THANK YOU ALL!

First, I want to thank all of you who have visited and posted on my blog, it means the world to me to get the positive

I have a new art toy called the Gelli Plate, a friend got me
hooked, a gelli plate looks like squiggly jello, but it stays the
same size.  You put paint on it, impress items into the paint like stencils, rubber stamps, a comb anything that is not sharp.
Put a piece of paper over it, smooth it out and voila you have a terrific background.  That is what I did.  But......did not like the colors, so just kept adding more paint and repeating the process.  Then, I laid the paper aside.  Because I did not care for the background I decided to play around.

I took some black puff fabric paint which happen to be laying on the table and drew an outline of a woman's face.  The lines that I put in for the hair kind of smooched all together, I kind of like that, so I quickly went in with my fingers and a small brush and finished her face up.  This was done on regular copy paper, because I "was just playing" and not trying to create anything special.  Well, she is special. I love her face, her look and her attitude.  Thank you for coming on this journey with me.  Artfully yours.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Listening to Miles Davis

I don't usually paint men.  Not intentionally, they just don't show up on my canvas, but I was listening to some some early miles and this young man showed up with an instrument in his hand.  Sweet.  "When I Fall in Love."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
and He lives forever, with His saints to reign
He arose! He arose!  Hallelujah!
Christ arose.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Earning her wings.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Bluest Eye

Happy New Year Everybody.  I want you all to know that I appreciate all of the support  and comments that I have received from you all during the blogging journey.  Thank you.
A clean slate.  Thank you.

2013  who would have thought it?  Another chance
to do it right.

This painting was done while thinking about one of my favorite books by Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye.  This
little girl thought her life would be so much better, if only
she had blue eyes.