Friday, September 8, 2017

I'm a Bag Lady


I can't help myself. Paint on fabric that becomes little bags. It's my thing right now.


 
Background layer.

The thought process of what colors, imagery, & in what order is what sucks me in. 
Then the decision of when to stop has to be made. 


Titan Buff ovals were the final layer. 

 This card from a friend was my inspiration.


 
  This little book is so helpful in mixing acrylics to get the color I have in my head. 


Although this book is for watercolor, it points me in the right direction. This is a 2007 edition. 
The link above is for a more current & inclusive edition for oil & acrylic. 


Then this happened.


 A new set of decisions to be made. 


I could have stopped here but couldn't resist the spiral I added seen in the finished bag. 


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Photo Contests & Some Fabric Painting



The deck upgrade we did earlier this summer has been a joy! We spend so much more time there now that we can see the woods while sitting. The air movement is better, it just feels very different.  It was a great project. The company, Feeney,  who makes the "Rail System" we used has a photo contest, as does the company where we got new planters for the deck.  Of course I took the bait & entered both. We should be getting a kick back from Feeney as there are several folks in our Condo Assoc who want to do the same upgrade.







Now it feels like fall will arrive soon  & more time will be spent in the studio. 


A sneak peak at my current fabric project. Details to follow.  


Have a great Holiday weekend!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stencil Mania




Here's one thing of what I've been up to, as well as company, concerts, visiting Chicago to say good bye to older son as he & wife head to London for 2 years. Guess where I'll be visiting. It's been a great summer. With Fall approaching more time in the studio is bound to happen.

Stencils!  Love making my own with card stock. Then embellish journal pages as well use them 
 on painted fabric. There has been quite a bit of that activity. 
The first image as a riff on this line drawing on the left. 





 
In progress


Finished product.



Then used on studio apron that needed some help covering up an awful graphic.



Plant motif I can use multiple times in one image. Flip, shorten, use a different angle.







These two frames correspond to a quarter page in my journal and an Artist Trading Card size. 


Containing ideas within boxes & frames works well for me.

More on things that make me ponder, inspirational stuff I've run across on the web in the days to come. parting shots of summer things I love. 






 
Does anyone know what the little black speck in the middle of the Queen Anne's lace is? Is it a male female thing. I've noticed some flowers have it & others don't.