This is a fairy garden created in a broken chair. I bought the chair at a flea market for $10. I bought the plants at mountain ridge garden center in ellijay, Georgia. The frog prince and mushroom cost a dollar each.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This was my last piece from the retreat. It was suppse to have mystery, mood, and a story, it started as an abstract, but it slowly transformed into a garden at night. I think I will use it as a sample to make a larger piece that I need for later in the summer.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I just spent the week in Delaware with an amazing group of women. It was the annual fiber Forum retreat, it is the artist group of the Embroidery Guild of America. This year we had Carol Shin, a wonderful and inspiring artist. This is one of my first pieces from the week. Next year will be in Taos with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
This leaf was done with inktense again, but instead of using the pencil tips, I used the blocks if I had the color. I was able to get a much more intense color lot easier this way. I also used frisket to keep the light yellow lines while I did the washes.
Friday, November 23, 2012
This leaf was done with inktense pencils but I pulled the color off the pencil tip instead of drawing on the paper. The big difference between these and watercolor pencils is that once the inktense are dry they won't mix with the next layer which gies you a totally different effect when blending colors especially complimentaries like the fuchsia and green or the yellow and violet.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
This assignment was to to paint without any drawing first. I pulled the pigment from the pencil tip of the inktense pencils and when I was finished, I added the detail with a pigma pen. I still wanted a stronger image and then added heavier lines with my pentel aqua pen.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I did this one with inktense pencils. I am really having fun with this class. One of the reasons I signed up for this class was to get back into the practice of practicing. I think it is working as I am really enjoying the doing and not in the finished drawing.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I bought the cutest picnic table at the Ellijay flea market. I put it on the deck and have been going out and drawing and painting on it. You can see the leaves are starting to change. Is it any surprise that most of my recent work has Fall colors.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Apple Festival started this weekend up in Ellijay, Georgia, where I have my cabin/art refuge. I came up this weekend to have time to work on an online class that I am taking on Joggles with Dion Fowler. It is on watercolor pencils which I am very out of practice but really I just love her use of color and wanted to learn more of her design process. This is just the first week. To honor Apple festival, I decided to draw an apple tree.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I made a scarecrow for the cabin. There is a great garden center in Ellijay on River Road. For $15 they will help you make your own scarecrow. I realize that I probably should have put more thought into it and brought cool clothes to do a fun one, but it was great fun considering that I have never made one before this. This is the same place that taught me to make a vertical garden.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Picture turned upside down. It is still a little wet at this stage, so a bit darker than actual.
I was worried about the puckering which can be caused by not enough stabilizer or uneven stitch density. I was able to block most of it out. The uneven sides were intentional. Life doesn't fit into a neat box.