Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Another Week of Art...

It's been another crazy, busy week since I last posted. And not much art got finished...but I need to get my "backside" in high gear because there are several artsy things looming on the horizon.

Last week I shared with you a couple of journal page collages that were in the works. I managed to do some more on two of them...

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This artichoke still needs more work but it's a start.

I think this one is shaping up nicely.
But still needs more work, too.
I have three collage pieces that I've started on larger canvases...16 x 20...but they are nowhere near completion. Here are two of them...

This one just has a lot of magazine images on it at this point. Nothing else. I want to keep the idea of the door and the stairway...maybe call it Stairway to Heaven!!

This red one has a few lines drawn in the lower right corner, but a long way to go to finish it. This will probably be more abstract...with flowy lines and curves. When I finish these magazine collaged pieces you cannot tell what the images were and very little of them still shows.

I find that starting these paintings with magazine images gives me a jumping off place where I can begin. I will either like some line or some color or something in the images that then leads me to another idea.

I haven't done a face in a long time.
I started this one a couple of days ago.
Not sure where she will end up yet.

I always like to share some of the art that the women in my class are doing. This week two people brought in finished canvases...one a painting and one a collaged piece.

All the little circles on the tree are mirrors. This is beautiful! I especially love the way she's used circles and lots of curvy lines and then the background is all done in square shapes.

I wish I had a better photo of this...it's so detailed. This one and the one above are both done on 16 x 20 canvases and I love love love them both!
On this coming Saturday HB and I are going to an art reception in the evening. The art group I recently joined is having an exhibition and I was lucky enough to get two of my paintings displayed. I hope to have lots of photos next week. Until then, enjoy your week and be sure to do something creative.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Getting to Do What I Love...

It's Tuesday and time for me to check in with some more art. My art journal class is growing and we are going to need a bigger room! Yesterday I had three more new people in the class. Apparently word is getting around to other parts of the local art community. And I must say, even though it is my class, we do have a lot of fun.

Here are a couple of things I'm working on this week...

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You know how I love circles! This one isn't finished but I have a good start on it.
Again, this one is in my extra large World Atlas journal.

Nothing is finished this week!
Here are some other simple collages I did in a smaller book...
but they all need pen work and embellishments.

Sorry for the glare on this one. It's very sunny today.

I seem to get little bits of time to glue things down...
but then I don't get the finishing touches put on until much later.

I want to include a few samples of more of the art being done in my class...

The spread above is finished...

The woman who did this is still working on it.

This one is finished.

And this one is still being worked on.

I think I'm pretty lucky to get to spend time each week with such talented people. They continually inspire me. I love my art journal class!!!

Do you get to spend face-to-face time with other artists?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Space and Birds...

I have another art journal spread to share with you today. That seems to be about all I do lately as far as art goes. I have joined a local art group and hope to be inspired to do more "hangable" art...and yes, that's a word. I just made it up!

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This isn't finished yet but I thought I'd share it anyway. It's done in an old atlas. Some of the spheres were on the page already and some others were on different pages. I scanned and copied them to add to what was here. I will most likely continue that swath of purple on across the other page, and then some pen work and this will be finished.
This is a small piece I did as a demo for my class a couple of weeks ago. I was showing them how to collage a page and then paint over it, leaving things to peek through.

And Lee, if you're reading this, I was inspired by all your birds and flowers, and your use of white outlines. Thank you!

Lastly, several people in my class have signed up to participate in iHanna's postcard swap. I thought it would be fun for them to experience sending their art out into the world. There's still time to join in on iHanna's fun,..April 21st is the deadline to join.

Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Janet