Monday, August 20, 2007

Just a few scribbles

A new channel has popped up on DirectTV called Ovation. It's all about art. All kinds of art and it has inspired me. I was watching Art or Not on Saturday night and saw an artist that uses just a line to make abstract work. Of course, his line is all over his canvas and comes in a number of colors. I should have written down his name because now I can't remember it. BUT...I tried my own scribble line and this is what I came up with. Using regular watercolor paper and 8 different colors of Sharpie Fine Point markers I had fun. After scanning it, I will be able to use it for backgrounds for other art I'll be doing.
(I also saw a piece on Jackson Pollock and that, too, inspired me.)

OK...I can't seem to download my picture right now. I'll try to do it tomorrow. In the mean time, go and check out Ovation TV.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mona's Roosters

I finished working on Mona and her roosters. I needed a clock in my workshop, so I wouldn't have to be going in and out of the house to see what time it was. I trimmed down the picture and attached it with gel medium, after I had worked on the background on the canvas board. I fancied up the clock face, added some old CDs behind it, for depth, and put the clock together. For someone who is not a painter, except walls, I think this turned out very well.

Station 3

Here are a couple of pictures of another addition to the workshop. I used this dark green paint that I had planned on using for the bedroom. Then "papered" the wall with some wrapping paper that I had in abundance. The table and shelf are from my inlaws. I'm going to add an old mirror across the wall between the shelf and table. It should help add some reflected light in this space. I've been using my new workshop almost every day. It gives me an excellent excuse to avoid any kind of housework! At least until I run out of underwear or silverware.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Been a long time...

...since I posted. Can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks. I've been working on the workshop and in the workshop and getting some arty things started that are simmering in the back of my mind.

Here is one piece that I finished and will be doing more of in the future. It is a vintage button with "coral" beaded fringe spilling from the button holes. This is a fun way to use your vintage, or not so vintage, buttons that have holes through the center. The exciting part, of making this brooch, is shopping for or finding some unique beads to use in the fringe. Using the same technique, earrings can be made to match or compliment the brooch. I have a large antler button and smaller antler buttons to work on, so will be looking for beads that go with an outdoor theme.