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Friday, December 2, 2016

FINDING ART can be as much fun as CREATING ART - Part 1

Hi Everyone!
Thanksgiving I spend the long weekend in Chicago.
My daughter graduated from Columbia College Chicago years ago and fell in love with the city and decided to stay.
Although I did bring a few art supplies, I didn't create much art.
Instead I decided as we were walking around I would find the art.
Here is a what I found on our first walk.




They are currently updating the walkways to cross the street.
I love this one.


You never know where you'll find art.
You have to look up-ways, down-ways, sideways, and crossways.





This one is gorgeous!













 
No real art but I love the contrasts of the buildings.
The blue building does look like a piece of modern art, doesn't it?






Some of the art belongs to students attending Columbia College so it changes year to year.
All this art was just on one street.
 
 
Stay tuned there's more!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!







Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Purple Water Lilies - SOLD

Hi Everyone!
I created this 12x12 canvas for a breast cancer event that was held in October.  The wonderful thing is that I sold it before the event.
It was very exciting for me and the event!


 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 
Created on a 12x12 stretched canvas, acrylic paints, modeling paste, and The Crafter's Workshop stencils (Koi Pond, Wildflowers, Lotus Blossom, Messy Script Bit)
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WATER LILLIE - 12x12 Cradled Wood Panel

Hi Everyone.
Here is a 12x12 cradled wood panel that I completed.
I love this one. I'm going to try to do a more Abstract version on Yupo. 
 

 
 
I used the following TCW stencils:
Lotus Blossom
 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
You can see more of my art on Facebook and Instagram
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

YUPO + BLACK GESSO = HAPPINESS

This piece of Yupo originally was another painting.
When I'm not happy with a painting, I put it to the side and eventually I finish it or BLACK gesso to the rescue.
 
TCW's Black Gesso is matte opaque so it's a perfect medium to use to start fresh.  Also, remember when you cover over a painting it gives you extra texture from the original painting which I love.


 
I used TCW's Mini Cactus and Live Laugh Love stencils. 
 
 
 
You can see the step by step instructions by clicking the
 
 
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

JEALOUSY - A Painting on Yupo

Hi. I as in my art room this weekend and loving every minute. My back is finally starting to heal and I can play a lot longer.

Today I took a painting on Yupo that didn't work out and painted over it with black Gesso by The Crafter's Workshop. Slowly started adding paint with a brayer. Green seemed to be the dominant color and the word Jealousy came to me as the title.

 
You can see that I used the Daisy Chain stencil on the left hand side. Just the center of the stencil. I love using just a portion of a stencil in my art. Its very rare I use the whole stencil.
 
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!