Thursday, October 28, 2010

Days 79-81--almost there!

Another experiment with layers of paint, paper, cloth, pencils and one lonely sequin!
I am thinking of joining the CPS calendar challenge, so I just whipped off a quick sketch to get the juices flowing.

A pencil drawing of a dried rose that my hubby gave me for one of our anniversaries.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Experiment Alley! Days 71-78

This one was such an experiment: Glue, paint, fabric, scraps.  Still not sure how I feel about it.

Another experiment: I call it "wind".  I like the mixture of textures but am not truly loving the whole thing.
Experiment number 3: I liked it much better after adding the lines that seemed to give it a depth of perspective.  I also like the play on words, but again, this is to me just a trial for another piece, not a finished product itself.

This began as paint and stamps and then I saw the two faces in the middle and started playing with pastels.  I love the whimsy in the faces, and would like to try my hand at another more "finished" piece like this.

The following pieces all stemmed from a page that I painted and then stamped over.  In each one, I added another medium, such as colored pencils, sharpies, or pastels.  I tried to play with perspective, foreground/background and texture.  All in all, it was fun, and I can see using them as part of a series or as sketches for larger pieces.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

moving on up!

Here are the next set of my 100 days challenge pieces.  Obviously some are done quickly as I was tired, but they are great inspiration for some smaller pieces.

I was thinking about these two in the middle of the night when I had insomnia.  Just thinking about starting points and meeting points and where we all end up

These two were just quick sketches--I was trying out a little humor. Whether it works or not, I had fun.

Sharpies, oil pastels, fabric and paper--more swirls

Just a play on perspective and shades, but I kind of like the energy of the piece and am thinking of transforming it into fabric and paint.

I really like the feel of sewing on paper and cloth at once.  Again more swirls, but also some exploration of simpler composition.

Just wanted to scribble by the time I got to this point in the evening, but I like the sharpie "monster" lines over the pencil 

My own little rhoarschac (sp?) design.  What do you see here and when you turn it it looks really different.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pear Trees

This is piece that I sold this summer.  It is 42 inches long and 24 inches tall.  I am starting work on another version of it on slightly different fabric.  Hoping to have it done by the New Year, but we will see.  Let me know if you are interested in it as a commission, as I can tailor the colors and details to your specifications.

whole view

detail of middle section

detail of left-middle section

Monday, October 18, 2010

still 10 days behind, but plugging away nonetheless!

Hi all,
I am still 10 days behind as the title so obviously states, but what with, traveling, hosting, and taking care of the regular daily business of life, I guess I will have to settle for a constant state of catch-up.  Hope you like these new pictures of the 100-day challenge.  I am also working on two new fabric pieces and three new pieces of jewelry.  When they are complete I will post pictures of those as well.  I am also looking to develop a few lines of wearable art.  Each one will be uniques in its color scheme or materials, but the designs will be repeated and/or altered in only subtle ways.  My marketing head is starting to instruct my creative one--we'll see where that leads . . .

For now, here are days 57 through 61.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Days 50-56

Sequins, sharpies, and scrapbook stickers--this is day 50--the second day 50, as I forgot to put in day 39!

Day51: stamps, colored pencils and sharpies 

Day 52: Sharpies, scrapbook stickers, stamps, and colored pencils.  I really like this one; it is different from most of my others and I like the hidden words underneath the squiggles.

Day53: Leftover fabric art from a previous project and sharpies.  I like the idea of a doorway/window looking into the outside from a brick wall.  I want to play more with the whole idea of inside and outside, nature and man-made.

Day 54, 55, 56: As I was cutting out all the previous days from my workbook, I notices that the edges made for nice collage material.  I really enjoyed the almost industrial look that came out of the last two.

Friday, October 1, 2010

trying to catch up

These are days 40-50.  I am still playing catch up--especially after having had surgery.  Let's see if that experience changes my art in any way.  Which ones are your favorites.  I am trying to ply with colors in different ways than I normally do and to attempt to explore my common themes in yet other variations.