Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A different kind of art

Holly and I just participated in a wonderful 2-day collage workshop with Paula Van Huss, a wonderful artist in both watercolor and art collage. We played with paint and papers like pre-schoolers, having so much fun and learning lots of new techniques. The only element missing was our VIP partner, Karen! These are the 3 collages which I finished; now that I have had some practice and inspiration, I will be completing more, hopefully using the little bits of paper, flotsam and jetsom I've been hoarding over the years.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mom's Pride

This mother-daughter duo seemed to pose for a photo together; they were a handsome pair. Both have unruly hair, and I'm going to tell my brother (who owns them) that he has to comb their hair before the next photo session! I plan to repaint them again in the future and try to use a looser approach.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I've been working on this study of donkies for a couple of weeks now; for some reason, they're more challenging than cows. And I even know the donkey personally! Changing the backgrounds to a complementary color seemed to help. They will be picked up tonight for donation to the Cobb County Democratic Party where they will be part of a fund-raising auction. I hope someone wants them!
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Waiting Cactus

Yesterday I drove a friend to a medical appointment. While waiting, I sketched this ACEO with pastel pencils. I really like using the pencils but find the colors rather flat and dull and without a good variety of values, so I did add a couple of accents with Giraults.
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