Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday Drawing Group

Our drawing group met and shared art yesterday. We generally give "assignments" each week and bring what we've done to share. Last week's assignment was torn paper portraits. From that general idea, we make something, sometimes "breaking the rules", or straying one way or another from the assignment. Anyway, here is my "torn paper" portrait made to take to drawing group yesterday. As you can see, no torn paper here; it's all cut out, and painted with watercolor.
Tribute to surrealist, Leonora Carrington
Our assignment for this next week is drawing from a picture/photo looking at it upside-down, and using our non-donimant hand...should be interesting!

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Desert Angel

Just finished this last week. Actually, this piece was a challenge. The image starts as a photograph printed on watercolor paper, then worked in encaustic and various paints, pencils, crayons...I didn't like my first "working" of this piece, so I melted all the wax off and started all over from scratch. I say it's finished, but it will probably get some very slight tweaking this weekend. Then, off to the next piece. I have a good bit of studio time scheduled this weekend and am thoroughly looking forward to it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Studio, Topcat, and Handmade Book

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms in Blogland!

Thought I'd post some studio pics here today. I have some pics of our cat, TC (Topcat) in our "shared" studio space that are fun.

TC built his own space in the studio one day with some brown paper that came out of a box from some recently ordered art supplies. The paper went on the futon, and, as I continued unwrapping, TC made himself a house.

TC cozy in his little paper house.

Contemplating the universe. These photos were made November 2010.
TC has spotted a bird from his perch. May 2010. Notice the coats of fresh white paint on the walls!
And yes, I REALLY do have about half-dozen encaustic/mixed media works in progress, and will post as they are completed. Along with working in mys studio, I recently took a Japanese Stab Binding Bookmaking class taught at the Copper Queen Library by Jan Searle. It was lots of fun and here is my first book from the workshop!

Well, off to our Sunday drawing group now. Happy art adventures this week!