Monday, November 28, 2011
I received word that I had paintings accepted into the "Think Small" show at Lawrence Street Gallery. I entered two watercolor paintings of a beach scene with water splashing on the rocks of the beach. I adhered these 8 x 8 paintings onto claybord and coated them with encaustic.
The Think Small show runs November 30-December 23 with the opening reception December 2 (Friday)from 6-9pm. Lawrence Street Gallery is located at 22620 Woodward, Suite A, Ferndale, MI.
Friday, November 18, 2011
My art studio, which is located in the basement, had turned into an overflowing paper mess! I collect photos of things I could use someday for a painting. Well it had gotten really bad. I had tons of supplies that I rarely use. I also have lots of paintings that needed to be sorted through so see what I could use in future paintings or just toss. So it was high time I cleaned out my studio. I am not completely done but I can now use the counter top. And I can walk around without tripping or stepping on anything. I have heard people say that you have to be prepared for success. My mess of a studio was not in any way, helpful on a path to success. So I hope it helps.
Monday, November 14, 2011
I did several small paintings- 6" x 6" that have a rose theme. They are all a little different. I started with tea stained watercolor paper. I then drew the design. On the areas I wanted to preserve the paint I painted white gouache and then I painted black ink over the rest. After this dries thoroughly I scrubbed off the black ink which stayed only in the areas where there was no white gouache. They come out looking like woodcuts. They will be for sale at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, Michigan and at Starkweather art center in Romeo, Michigan.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
This is one example of the mixed media pieces I will have for sale at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester Michigan. I made this by using tea stained paper and then drew on the various square designs. I then painted with watercolor until I got the design I liked. When the painting was completed and dried I adhered it to claybord with glue and then layer clear encaustic over the top. I love how they came out and hope the shoppers will too. They are 6 x 6 inches and retail for $45.