One medium I was just testing the water on before I left for Japan was collage art. I was especially interested in integrating rhinestones, sparkles, and glitter with my paintings and also using traditional Japanese/Japanese styled papers.
It was important for me to have a reason to use those items in the work. How does it help tell the story? I’m currently working on a series of designs that intergrate the rhinestones into the works. The first one is really quite pretty (although, I’m not quite done).
In regards to my Etsy shop, I have decided to sell my early jewelry. I wasn’t going to at first but I believe in the designs and the works. They have the quirky feel
I have just about finished my space themed year of the Rat ATC (artist trading card). I noticed I didn’t line the planet in the upper left corner. Other than that, it is done.
This next ATC I am having some issues with.
The main problem is deciding what colors to use. I want the star to appear iridescent like gem and rainbow will be the tail. I just know that the starry gem is going to take a while to do. I will have to build layers to get it how I want it. I am using gouche and acrylic on this ATC. The red and gold are working very well for me. The border will be gold leaf (using a gold leafing pen). I will definitely use those colors on the 3rd ATC I am working on!
News Flash: THE GIANTS WON SUPERBOWL 42!! WHOOHOO!!
I was able to get some art done today.
I started my 3rd Valentine’s Day collage/painting:
It still needs some work. I think it may need more tissue paper. Also, my woman’s face needs work. She just needs work in general.
Here is my Sunset ACEO.
I’m going to try a few more like this one.
Soooo, this is one of the items I got for Christmas:
I really needed a chair level with my work table in my studio! It swivels too! I should be able to do a lot more pieces in there. Lately, I have been totally hooked on doing computer graphics. I need to get back to something more organic (for lack of a better word).
This is a painting I started YEARS ago…never finished it…hmmm perhaps I will go the 7-11 and get a can of Minute Maid Lemonade so I can finish this one. It is watercolor on Bristol board.
In case you haven’t gone, go look at my flash page with all the Twelve Days of Christmas display..you have to click on the tree ornaments to see the illustrations.