Sunday, March 31, 2019

STRANGER THINGS

Well, it seems I can't post to some blogs - if I'm using my iPad.  But I can post to those blogs if I'm on the desktop.  So it's a blogger/iPad problem (probably a Safari/Chrome problem).  

 I'll just have to get more time on the desktop (although that's Sweetie's area and I have to wait until he's doing something else - like watching basketball!! - to get on for a while). 


Friday, March 29, 2019

ART SUPPLIES - MISSING MUSE



April is going to be fun - I've picked up a few more playthings for my muse (hope she returns in April or I may just have to go on without her!).

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

EASTER



Watercolor on all media art paper with a tiny bit of collage.





Calling this one 
Easter.


Monday, March 25, 2019

ACRYLIC AND COLLAGE REVISED


Another one - revised.  On all media art paper using acrylics and collage.  

Saturday, March 23, 2019

LAST REVISION


The last revision of the acrylic and collage on all media paper.  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

SPRING ABSTRACTION INTO BITS



Abstracted painting cut into pieces, then laid side-by-side to create something else entirely.  I could glue it all to a support but I just pinned all the pieces to the cork board in my little art room.  May use some of the pieces for something later.  


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BLUE BIRD



Blue bird waiting for spring.




Painted on Stonehenge Aqua hotpress 140# paper.  

Friday, March 15, 2019

ANOTHER ACRYLIC PAINT AND COLLAGE


Acrylic painting, then collage on top (cut from a pretty paper napkin), some Japanese art paper (dyed) added and finished with dark graphite stick (water soluble).  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

PAINT AND COLLAGE


Acrylic painting, then collage pieces added (from magazine and the Japanese art paper I dyed with watercolor).  Then finished with some dark water soluble graphite stick. 

Still going into my little art room and just pulling out bits and pieces and doing...whatever. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

MIXED MEDIA PAPER


Watercolor on mixed media paper (not sure what brand).  The paper is a bit slick but not like Yupo - the paint doesn't sink into the paper.  Just flinging paint around with no plan when I go into my little art room.



Weeping Willow

Friday, March 8, 2019

IS IT BLOGGER OR ME?

I have had some issues with posting on friends’ art blogs recently - namely, Lisa, Bruce, Jennifer Rose and Myrna.  I post my comments and hit the send...and it just sits there OR I get through the send part and I have to pick the bus, the traffic light, the crosswalk in a set of photos OVER and OVER and OVER.  Don’t know what the deal is but just know that I do see what you’re doing, dear art friends, and I do want to comment but blogger is giving me fits.  And it’s not all blogs, just some, so what is that about?

Oh, well, just saying hello and loving your recent stuff Lisa and Myrna.  And saying hello I’m still reading your posts Bruce and Jennifer.

Have a good weekend - we Spring Forward here so everyone’s complaining already about losing an hour of sleep this weekend.  Well, guess it’s better than complaining about the state of U.S. politics!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

JAPANESE ART PAPERS


A friend of mine (thanks, Jane W!) gave me some Japanese art papers she purchased and couldn't use (she's a colored pencil artist and these papers are too thin and porous for that).  So I have 3 rolls of interesting paper.  I've used them for batik in the past but don't do that anymore so...just decided to dye a few sheets using watercolor.  


Not sure what the papers are called - there are so many names of the art papers.  These first 2 have fine little bits included and the last 2 have larger threads.


I will probably use them in collage work at some time.  




Right now, I'm not really painting.  I think it's the usual winter blues that's got me down.  Not feeling very creative so burying myself in books for a while.  


I did order some new supplies from Cheap Joe and that may perk me up when they come in.



Sweetie likes this last one the best (this one is made by pouring acrylic ink from a pour bottle).  Sweetie says this reminds him of ice frozen on a window :)  If ice on a window was this colorful, I might not have the winter blues!




I hope you are all feeling well, healthy, and thinking about spring.  We're having snow again - Mother Nature doesn't know (or doesn't care) that it's almost spring.  Until then...stay warm and safe.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

STONEHENGE




On the Stonehenge Aqua hotpress paper.  Just an imaginary thing.  Not crazy about it (looks too childish), but sometimes it's okay to just get paint on paper.


Friday, March 1, 2019

7 x 10 ROUGH BUT NOT A BIRD



Still playing in my 7 x 10 Arches 140# rough block and my Stonehenge Aqua 140# hotpress block.  


This one is in the 7 x 10 - but not a bird.  Just an imaginary landscape of sea and sky and grasslands.




I know Jennifer hates the pushpins in the edges but I'm no longer pushing them through the paper, just letting them touch the edges to hold it on the corkboard so I can photograph the paintings when they are done :)