Friday, January 06, 2017

2017 30 Day Challenge Day 6

The Blues 1
Collage, mixed media 6 X 6

A heat fused collage of 7 different papers; hand textured and painted craft paper, painted coffee filter, painted deli paper, security envelope, Chinese paper, script on tissue and music on tissue. When I get excited about using some of my papers I find it's hard to limit  my choices. Usually I try to limit it to 5 but in this case the music and script were similar enough to balance the composition. This is the first in a series of 4 exploring the use of these papers. I also used white acrylic paint to stamp circles and lines and an ink stamping of palms. It's been coated with acrylic and UV varnish ready to frame.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

2017 30 Day Challenge Day 5

Shimmer 5
Mixed Media 3.5 X 4.5

This may be the last of the Shimmer series, I am moving on to some collages but I may go back and do some more of these. I like the textures that the rice paper and mat medium make. The watercolors on top can be added and removed easily until you get the look you want. This one with all the green begged for a spot of red. Is it a house on a hill or just two red spots? You decide.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

2017 30 Day Challenge Day 4

Shimmer 4
Mixed Media 3.5 X 4.5

A slight change in color again, but still the shimmer is there. It reminds me of looking down from an airplane at the landscape below. Everything has a flattened perspective and you can see roads, trails and rivers all on the same plain. The link to the 30 Day Challenge iswww.saetastudio.com/30-in-30.html

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

2017 30 Day Challenge Day 3

Shimmer 3
Mixed Media 3.5 X 4.5

I've been so busy creating that I almost forgot to post day 3! I have a little variation in the color of Shimmer 3, I've added some blue and green. The rice paper picks up the paint in the creases and wrinkles and naturally makes the lines that go across the page. I have darkened some of these with Inktense pencils. 

Monday, January 02, 2017

2017 30 Day Challenge, Day 2

Shimmer 2
Mixed Media 3.5 X 4.5

This is a companion to yesterday's piece. The two of them would look nice side by side in either a single frame with a mat with two opening or hanging in two matching frames. 

Sunday, January 01, 2017

2017 30 Day Challenge, Day 1

Shimmer 1
Mixed Media 4.5 X 3.5

Here we go again with a 30 Day Challenge. I don't know about you but after the holidays I need a push or a challenge to get me in the studio and working again. Let's face it, it's really serious "me time". I have some challenging events this month so I don't know if  I'll get 30 done or not. 
I've decided that I will do abstracts or non-objective pieces. Some of them may have a recognizable something in them but I want to push myself to do as many little abstract pieces as I can.
This one is done on illustration board with random pieces of rice paper glued on with mat medium. Then the watercolor, watercolor pencils, inktense pencils, and irridescent medium and gold acrylic to add the shimmer. Too bad the shimmer doesn't show up in the photo, it's a thin layer and adds interest.  

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.