Saturday, September 23, 2017

Day 23 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 23  September 30 x 30 2017


Start 6 cut 3 Bottom Left
Start 6
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water
With this cut, I used the addition of collage pieces made from some Gelli prints. I have to learn to be braver with my covering up and veiling. 


Thunder on the Mountain
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D"ache Neocolor I
wax crayons
Collage

Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 22 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 22  September 30 x 30 2017

Start 6 cut 2 top right
Start 6
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water

Fall is the most enchanting of seasons. It's the season I miss the most so this cut invited me back the splendors of color. 


Walking Through Heaven's Door
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D"ache Neocolor I
wax crayons

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 21 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 21  September 30 x 30 2017

A Healthy and Creative New Year to All

Start 6 cut 1 top left


Start 6
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water

This start, after cutting it up, wasn't talking to me. Nothing really came to mind and they remained sitting on my board for more than a week. As the date to publish was getting closer, and the Holidays at my doorstep decided it was now or never.If he wasn't talking I would talk to him. It's all in the process! As soon as I started coloring in the negative space in the top left this fellow appeared. I let him come out to see what he may want. Maybe he just want's to wish me a Good and Creative Year!


I Will Teach You About Looking
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D"ache Neocolor I
wax crayons






Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day 20 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 20  September 30 x 30 2017

Start 5 cut 3 Bottom Right

Start #5
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons


I'm Back to Square One
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons
Collage

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 19 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 19  September 30 x 30 2017

Start 5 cut 3 Bottom Left


Start #5
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons

I'm Flying High
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons
Collage



Monday, September 18, 2017

Day 18 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 18  September 30 x 30 2017


Start 5 cut 2 Top Right


Start #5
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons

Squaring Away
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons
Collage


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Day 17 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 17 September 30 x 30 2017

Here I started with my wax crayons marking the cross. Then worked with watercolor pencils and crayons plus water. Having the cross in wax allowed using water without any bleeding.

Start #5 
Start #5
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons

Deepened the main colors and added collage pieces from Gelli Prints. At first, I had the blue section with just the 4 squares and later when looking freshly I added the purple at the bottom right!

Cut #1 Top Left
Square Me Up
4.5" x 6.5"
Ink Intense Pencils
Watercolor Crayons
Water
Caran D'ache Neocolor I
wax crayons
Collage




Day 13 and 14 Revisions

Day 13 and 14 Revisions

Thanks Jen for your advice on your blog Day 13.
Don't paint when you aren't really in the "zone"
Take deep breaths to get there, I think of my breathing when I swim!
That there is something to learn from failure.



The cuts from series 4 did not seem to make it. I felt it but couldn't really put my finger on the problem. Actually, I know the problem, sometimes I am so afraid of screwing up, I seem to freeze. So I took them all and decided that since I can't scrape, working with crayons, I will try to sort of put a veil over them and sort of start again. Taking my watercolor white crayon, dipped in water and rubbed it over the pieces. Then just started to color again as if it was new and not related to what was before.


Start # 4

 Day 13 Revised
I Am a Fish, No a Bird?
4" x 6"
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Posco Pen
Collage

Day 13 Before

Day 14 Revised
Flying Over Bald Mountain
4" x 6"
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Posco Pen
Collage

Day 14 Before



Day 16 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 16  September 30 x 30 2017

4th Start   Cut 4   Bottom Right

Start #4
23 x 33 cm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water
Pencil

Here is the revised image. (see blog post Day 15)

Froggy Went a Courting
4.25" x 6.25"
Watercolor crayons
Watercolor Pencils
Collage
Posca Pen

Before Revision



Friday, September 15, 2017

Day 15 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 15 September 30 x 30 2017

4th Start   Cut 3  Bottom Left

Start #4
23 x 33 cm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water
Pencil
Thanks Jen for your advice on your blog Day 13.
Don't paint when you aren't really in the "zone"
Take deep breaths to get there, I think of my breathing when I swim!
That there is something to learn from failure.

The cuts from series 4 did not seem to make it. I felt it but couldn't really put my finger on the problem. Actually, I know the problem, sometimes I am so afraid of screwing up, I seem to freeze. So I took them all and decided that since I can't scrape, working with crayons, I will try to sort of put a veil over them and sort of start again. Taking my watercolor white crayon, dipped in water and rubbed it over the pieces. Then just started to color again as if it was new and not related to what was before. 

My Flight into Fantasy
Heavy Paper
4.25" x 6.25"
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Collage

This was the before

Fixed Day 13 and 14 as well and will post separately!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Day 14 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 14 September 30 x 30 2017

4th Start   Cut 2  Top Right


Start #4
23 x 33 cm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water
Pencil

These collage pieces look like cotton balls.

But cotton balls aren't gray!

Well, here they are gray!

Is that a problem, I have a license!

Going Cotton Picking
WIP
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Collage


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Face in the Storm

Face in the Storm

Looking over some of my trial gelli prints found this print, probably a ghost print. Reminded me of the recent hurricanes. Further looking a face began to appear.


\\\
Irma
Ghost Gelli Print
Pen
5" x 7"

Day 13 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 13  September 30 x 30 2017

4th Start   Cut 1   Top Left
Start #4
23 x 33 cm
Ink Intense Pencils
Water
Pencil


Sometimes things don't turn out the way we think!

Found some small collage pattern pieces, they reminded me of Morocco

Well tearing them to small sizes,

They turned out to look like birds!

So what!


So they Turned out Birds
WIP
4.25 x 6.25'
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Collage

Callin this WIP. thinking of veiling. thoughts anyone!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Day 12 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 12  September 30 x 30 2017

3rd start #4

My Love of Pink and Orange
Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium


Monday, September 11, 2017

Day 11 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 11 September 30 x 30 2017

3rd start #3
Dreams of Autumn
Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Day 10 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 10  September 30 x 30 2017

3rd start #2

Orange Sky in the Evening
Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium

Saturday, September 9, 2017

In Between Gelli Printing + Collage Lesson III

 Gelli Printing + Collage

When I was in the states I bought a small Gelli Plate 5 x 7". I have signed up for an online course with Jane Davies. The first two lessons were learning how to print and several techniques with stencils, masks, mixing colors etc. The third lesson we cut stencils of rectangular shapes and made prints and then used some of the papers for collage pieces. The exercises were for ONLY  rectangles and white spaces.

These are my first 2 exercises, nothing to write home about. I will be doing this again. In between the 30 x 30 challenge. Lots to learn with Gelli printing, how much paint, mixing etc. I will slowly be buying better paints.

21x21 cm
Bristel
Acrylic Paints
Stencils
Collage

21x21 cm
Bristel
Acrylic Paints
Stencils
Collage

It is difficult to see where to print. Another part of the process is painting over parts of prints that you may want to change, so these are open to that possibility. Fun but frustrating at the same time.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 9 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 9  September 30 x 30 2017

Third start  #1


I Still Have Mountains to Climb
Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium

Day 8 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 8 September 30 x 30 2017

Start #2 Section 4

Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium
Collage

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 7 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 7 September 30 x 30 2017

Start #2 Section 3


Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium
Collage

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 6 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 6 September 30 x 30 2017

Start #2 Section 2

Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium
Collage

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Day 5 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 5 September 30 x 30 2017

Start # 2 First section

In these next sections, I used more of my wax crayons, Caran d'Ache Neocolor I.

Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium
Caran d'Ache Neocolor I
Oil Medium
Collage

Monday, September 4, 2017

Day 4 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 4  September 30 x 30 2017

The fourth section of first 8 x 12 start!

Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Day 3 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 3  September 30 x 30 2017

The third section from my first 8 x 12 " start!

Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Day 2 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 2 September 30 x 30 2017

The second section cut from 8 x 12 " start!

Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium


Friday, September 1, 2017

Oil and Water Don't Mix Or Do They

I see painting as an evocative magic, and there must always be a random factor in magic, one which must be constantly changed and renewed. (William S. Burroughs)


Recently I received an online newsletter from Caran d Ache with an interesting video using both wax and water soluble crayons.  These small sketches were made using white wax crayon with charcoal and water soluble pencils with water medium.  Trying to discover how they react to each other. Both I would call WIPS because I may go back to these. This mixture is worth more experimentation!

Here are 2 sketches trying out this technique! Both done on watercolor paper in my sketch pad.

9.5 x 7 "
Water Color Sketch Pad

9.5 x 7 "
Water Color Sketch Pad

Day 1 September 30 x 30 2017

Day 1 September 30 x 30 2017


Abstract Landscape
5.75 x 4
Heavy Paper
Ink Intense watercolor pencils
Watercolor crayons 
Pencil
Water medium

I was really debating whether to do the September challenge.  I have had a difficult time getting back into the creative mode since the passing of my sister this past May. Then I realized that this is the very reason that I should take part. I usually use these challenges to learn new things, to try to get out of the "box" so to speak, Another factor in my decision was that my art workshop will not be starting until November so there is no excuse to take part;

Some of my work will be small 4 x 6 postcard size that I will use to make greeting cards. some may be exercises in Gelli prints, a technique I am learning.

I have been experimenting with cutting up some of my work into postcard size to use as greeting cards. Decided to make starts on some heavy paper around 8 x 12 " and cut them into the smaller sections to work with. While doing these starts I want to make the sections different. I will be using a variety of mediums, some dry, some wet, collage, and pencil or charcoal.

Visit Leslie's Blog to see all the beautiful work being done on this challenge!