Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chef -Work in Progress

 Mixed Media
15x22
hot press paper, with gouache, and phone book pages
glued on first.
I still have a little bit yet to do on this.I took a picture of this chef statue in PA a couple of years ago, and I intended to put all of him in the painting but by the time I started drawing him on, there was no room left for his legs!

I haven't named it yet either, which is very unusual for me.Normally I have my paintings named way before the end. I think I need to add some blue writing on the right side in the background, but can't figure out exactly what I want yet.

This is the technique I learned from Kay Smith.  You glue phone book pages down, leave them for 10 minutes and then pull off what you can.  I am not crazy about the preparation of the paper, but the painting part is fun! I love gouache.  You draw your subject with vine charcoal, then use the gouache to paint, then collage parts of the painting, leaving some of the charcoal.  I like to use my torn paper technique on it.  His scarf, apron and buttons, are done that way.  The menu was a piece of scrapbook paper that I had, and I added stuff to that.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ken's Flag

I was looking through some old photos, and stumbled across this close up of Kens flag painting.
I was teaching a class on negative painting, and used this for our class. I love to do this kind of painting.
Since it is still July, I thought I would just add it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July Flag

 July Flag
5x7 watercolor
I have always loved watercolor, and due to my new art form using the magazine pages, I haven't had much of a chance to'practice.'  I have some new watercolor paper that I wanted to try (Bockingford) so I cut some 5x7's and drew this flag off and painted it.  It didn't take long since it was small. I do like the new paper!
I bought it to cut up for a sketch book so I will be using more of it.
I still love to paint our flag.