Thursday, March 22, 2018

Who Doesn't like to Scribble

Recently in one of Jane Davies post, she demonstrated an interesting technique using wax pastels and crayons with printing. Here the video from Gelliarts.

I had to give it a try!

Let's Get Those Crayons Out 1
8 x 10"
Light Bristol 170gm
Caran D'ache Neocolor I

Let's Get Those Crayons Out 2
8 x 10"
Light Bristol 170gm
Caran D'ache Neocolor I

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Paper Dolls Glue and one great Mess

Sometimes ideas run through our head. Some vanish before we can write the ideas down, but some are more persistent! I think Cookie has been nagging me because this paper doll thing doesn't go away.

As a child, I LOVED paper dolls. Most all my allowance money would be spent at the nearest 5 and 10 cent store.  My best friend Denise and I would spend hours playing, dressing etc. Until my father decided I had to grow up and trashed all my dolls.

Oh, and glue. When gluing these dolls made from newspaper, I guess I didn't quite screw the top on good and squeezing made a HUGE  puddle on the substrate. Spread out the glue and decided to dip them in and paste on another substrate. What a mess, some got deformed, lost a limb or head in the process. But in the end was better than the perfect way! Forgot to take a photo.

Well, this is the result. I have also cut out some more "dolls" for another, who knows maybe more!

22 x 15 "
300 gm gessoed watercolor paper
oils and cold wax
click to enlarge

I played around with some stencils and got some interesting effects.

Loving playing with my "dolls" again!
Now after all my computer problems with blogger the only thing not working is Location!
Posting fro Neve Monosson, Israel  Fixed I don't know how!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

One Painting Leads to Another

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time on the computer. Too much to be exact! Mainly editing photos for my online shop at Artfinder. Browsing through my many photos on Bridge, photoshops's image viewer and organizer, found a photo of a work I had done 2 months ago, thereabouts. Actually was looking for paintings that I hadn't posted about. I was shocked at how awful it was! I did notice that the start wasn't so bad so maybe I could do something with it.  I may have posted this painting before but can't find it.

Love Story with a Painting
20 x 28"
Cut Canvas
Oils + Cold Wax  Collage

Will let this sink in, may add another collage piece if I find something!

Got off to a good start

Got into a mess with that blue

This painting led to a new start. Used the yellows on my palette on a piece of gessoed watercolor paper. Have to say I love this substrate, have 2 more waiting for paint. 

20 x 13.5"
Gessoed Watercolor Paper
Oils and Cold Wax