Saturday, March 5, 2011

Re worked Pizza Time

'Pizza Time'
Torn Paper collage

I reworked the background by getting rid of the white stripe.
It was bothering me. It was just too straight, and white.
I have one coat of varnish so I consider him done.
I would love to sell him to a pizza place!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pizza Time

'Pizza Time'
Torn Paper Collage
24x36 Stretch Canvas

I took a picture of this pizza statue in NY this summer.
I love these statues and always take pictures of them. I had a
white background, then a black background. Was hard to decide
exactly what he needs. His face was really hard for me to do,
and may (probably will) work on him again.
After going to Florida for the workshop, I am considering doing
a 'bigger' one. I happen to already have a larger canvas so it is 'handy.'
Already have ideas of what to do next.
I am doing a demo in Hobbs next week end, so I will be getting that
together next week.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nancy's Bike

'Nancy's Red Bike'

This is another red bike, with a woven basket. It was a little tedious,
trying to weave the strips. It is 6x9 unframed.
The Blue Bike, and the large red bike have been sold also.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Workshop with Derek Gores

Nancy Standlee and Derek

Derek Showing my work

2nd piece...just got started on background

Black white and Blue

Friday, I flew to Dallas, and met up with Nancy Standlee, a collage artist from Arlington, and then we flew on to Orlando, Fla. We went to the two day workshop with Derek Gores, in Melbourne, Florida where Derek grew up. (Check out both their websites) Some great work on both sites.
Derek is very talented and creative.(and humble) It was a good workshop.

I am not happy with my 1st piece. The Black and white one. I didn't get a likeness. I probably will do some refining with hopes of getting one, or just moving on to the next one.
Which is a side view, done in red, white black and white.
I was thrilled AND shocked when he ask to show my piece and talked about what I had done that he liked!
Nancy and I got an opportunity on Friday and Saturday afternoon, to get a few pictures.
These are all that blogger would let me add or I would have shown a couple more.
We had a lot of laughs, and learned a lot from each other. I now have another new friend.

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...