Sunday, September 11, 2016

Blue mountains and yellow flowers -abstract landscape

Abstract landscape number 3 was a struggle which I worked through and eventually enjoyed. I painted over most parts and started over, and I learned that's ok. Nobody even knows, or cares.... I had the hang up about not getting it right the first time, or second, or third, etc big deal! I kept going until I got something I'm pretty happy with and had fun doing. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wanderlust fish mosaic

This mosaic was made by designing nine different boards and then sticking them on to the larger backer board. I used cardboard for all the substrates. Which I covered in a collage of different book text, then spread on some paints with a pallette knife and sprayed them with Lindy's sprays. Finally, I designed each tile, then the backer and adhered the tiles.

Wanderlust layered inks, paints and stencils collage

These art journal pages are dylusions sprays, inks and paints through stencils. There are a lot of layers. It gets kind of muddy since I didn't dry the sprays between colors, so I covered them up with painting through the stencils. I also sketched the fashion stamps in white pen to try to lighten up the feel and used a black pen to doodle around some of the elements for interest. It was a fun and simple process.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wanderlust texture, collaged landscape

Textured landscape. This one started as a collage,which you can still see parts of in the background. Then there was a lot of molding paste, gel medium and crackle paste that was scratched into. Finally, the landscape was loosely defined with color over all that texture. I attempted to paint a red covered bridge since I have an affinity for them, but it's a bit sketchy.  Anyway, I like all the texture, colors and coloring bits!

IW 8/31/16 embedded collage

This collage for Inspiration Wednesday was done without a lot of thought. I just pulled trinkets and piled them on wherever my eye liked them. In the end I kind of like the result, so maybe I should learn to let go and trust myself more. The technique is Embedded ephemera in modeling paste covered in steampunk copper glaze with red highlights. Have fun!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Abstract Landscape yellow sunset

This was a challenge getting the lights lighter and darks darker and keep the tones and values distinctly blended. It was fun to try to get the sky captured in the water and the variations in the mountains surrounding the water.

Wanderlust stamped resist pages

These pages were covered in distressed ink and paints. The white paints didn't take the ink, so the things stamped in white pop out unexpectedly.