Monday, November 23, 2009

When Is It Finished????

Using a smaller piece of paper, about 8x10, I made another attempt at creating a collage. I am still planning this out a little too much rather than it being an "intuitive" process. And--how do you know when it's finished? I love the look of the Unryu paper and will be using more of that.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Something New

It's been a few days since I posted; have been busy going from demo to demo and seeing lots of interesting art things. Our club had a plen aire paint day in the downtown area and I went to take photographs of the buildings for future use. And, of course, all the usual busy work of this time of year, getting ready for Thanksgiving and going through Christmas decorations. I also have my art room torn apart to re-arrange. In the middle of all that, I did finally try what I picked up from the collage demo, which btw, was very interesting and got me all the more interested. So you'll be seeing more efforts along this line. Since this is really different for me I'd love to hear your comments and any suggestions!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Holidays are Coming

Here's a little project I've been working on to get into the holiday spirit! If I intend to complete many things, I'd better get started! This is a 5x7 scratchboard warmup while I'm trying to figure out what do to!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Art Exhibit

Today was another georgeous day to be outside, so I couldn't resist taking a drive over to Mt. Pleasant to attend Judy Wilder Dalton's Opening Reception at the NTCC Whatley Center. And I'm so glad I did! I am really drawn to Judy's work and I had a chance to study several of them up close and personal. I also was able to talk with Judy and hear her talk about her process, which I considered to be a mini-lesson in itself! I do hope I have an opportunity to attend one of her workshops in the near future. I have posted a photo of Judy with one of her paintings--and a close up of that painting without too much glare! If you'd like to see more of Judy's work, I'm sure she'd be happy to have you visit her site at