Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Yesterday I took a class in Shibori; Japanese technique of dyeing fabric using folding, tying, stitching, and clamping to create patterns. I'll take some photos and post some of the results.
Meanwhile, here is a new landscape on crackled surface.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Here they are, at water's edge. ( I really liked the wet sand and it's reflections. ) One of the chicks was a bit older, and so was trying out just one wing.
This is just a little 5" x 7", so I didn't have room to fit the other parent, not being a miniature painter by any means. Using a small brush, in fact, runs against my nature. But I do have some larger canvases ready, so stay tuned. I'll get the whole family portrait eventually.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Here is the first Skimmer chick; this was painted over "glass bead gel", which I think gives a nice grainy, sand effect.
I was captivated watching the Skimmer family raise their chicks on the open beach on a recent trip to visit my folks in Florida...fascinating!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
this is what happens when I have to clean my studio. I found all these little torn pieces of wisdom about angels....a slide holder... marbled fabric...(and, of course; Gracie).....now, how could I throw all that away? It sort of reminds me of a bingo board.
So, welcome home to a (sort of) clean room, Michelle!
Friday, August 15, 2008
OK, folks. Here is Skimmer painting #1.
I discovered: A. I don't own black paint. B. First attempt with micaceous oxide (sort of black) looked like a blob C. Persevere!
But, I sort of like this guy. His quirkiness is captured, I think.