Wednesday, April 16, 2014
'Road Trip' sold this week end at the festival. It was in the juried gallery. It was fun to get to sell one! It is such a great feeling when somebody likes something enough to buy for their home or office!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This Past week end I spent Friday and Saturday and half a day Sunday working on a collage. they ask me to come and demo during the Arts Festival. It is a really neat art gathering! Lots of beautiful art and handmade things. A few famous people were there with their art.
This is what I worked on, and if we are friends on FB you saw the progression. It is hard to work and visit, but I got a long way this time. You can tell in step 1 that I draw a plain drawing with a sharpie, then I start by adding magazine pieces.
in Step 4, I added the basket which was strips torn and woven together. Hopefully I will get the inside of the wheel done and the flowers brightened up, and it will be finished!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The workshop is awesome plus all the great subjects to paint or collage.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sandy, Nancy, Bob, Olene, Alice, Reta and Jane
I had a great class this past week end. They all jumped in and tore up lots of magazine pages!
When it got quite, that is all you could hear, was paper ripping. Was such fun!
They all had a great portrait when they finished. There were 7. Sandy Oveson came all the way from DeKalb TX, Bob and Nancy Phillips from Roswell, NM, Alice Hahn from Eunice, NM, Olene Harris from Tatum, NM, and Jane Phillips and Reta Nail from Lubbock,TX.Alice chose her husband Troy to collage. Bob did a self portrait, and Nancy collaged a cute picture of her Mother. Olene collaged her Grandson, Jane a basketball player and Reta a family member. Sandy did a cupcake, then started on some tuba players from a parade. I was proud of all their hard work!
Monday, March 31, 2014
This past week was the Brownfield TX art show. It is about 40 miles from here, and I always try to enter. This year I got a 1st on my miniature flower, and I was excited to get something on this because it is the first oil that I have entered since the late 80's.
The 2nd place is a woven barn. This was done for a demo in Portales, NM last year. I was shocked that it even placed. I was hoping it would sell but it came back home!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
got into the Richardson, TX 48th Annual juried show. Xiang Zhang was the juror. He is an awesome western art-artist. The show is May 1-27th.
got in the Lubbock Arts Festival, April 11-13th.
The juror for this one was Mondel Rogers
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The demo went ok I guess. There is no way you can do a collage in 30-45 mins. but you can explain how you work, etc. This demo was taking failed watercolors and collaging them. The music scene on the bottom corner was one of those. as well as the white flower I worked on. The music is below. It was just so blah and there didn't seem to be much I could do with it. I think the collaged one worked out much better. Has more excitement. I left some of the watercolor showing. The bottom right is all watercolor, and some of the piano keys are left.
Monday, March 17, 2014
In our monthly watercolor class, we have been doing under paintings. Last month we did a background under painting, then painted the pears. Then this month we did a complete under painting, then figured out where to put the bike and painted over the under painting. This is a lot of fun, but takes some planning and thinking.
This was the under painting that we did first. I find flower designs, and just use that for my designs.
Scrapbook paper works great for ideas. It has to be painted lightly. I had them try to mix their watery color about like iced tea...that transparent. It is just for interest, etc.
Then with the bike drawn off on tracing paper so we could see through it, we put the bike on the under painting where we wanted it to work best, and then drew it off. I had the basket come out by the center yellow flowers and used them as part of the painting. Everything else was painted over. I did use some gouache in a few places.
The Red Bike was what I worked up, then I did the blue one in class. I have started giving away my demos because they stack up, and Faye picked out the red one!
Friday, March 14, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I painted it a while ago and didn't like it so In preparation for a demo, I got it out, and collaged part of it. I left the bottom below the instruments just watercolor and some of the piano keys. It will have to be framed because it is on watercolor paper. I will go ahead and put it under plexi too.
I am doing a demo in Portales NM Monday the 17th. If you are close, come for a visit!
I am teaching a 2 day workshop here in Plains March 28-29, if interested email me.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This is done on 300 pound hot press watercolor paper, using transparent watercolors as well as some gouache. It will be 18x24 framed.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
This is a pencil I did from all the photos I took at our neighbor's branding.
To me the belt buckle really stood out, and so that is why I wanted to name it...'Three Crosses'.
I think I have some tweaking to do yet, It is funny how you see it when it is on the monitor. I think I need to get darker in some places.
I still love to do a pencil drawing once in a while.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It will be 18x24 framed.
Monday, February 17, 2014
I still love to draw, but don't do it enough.