Agave

Good Morning….A preliminary watercolor and watercolor pencil sketch for a larger piece of art work. I’m considering a collage and watercolor Agave plant.  I have plenty in my backyard for studies. Have a creative day.

7′ x7″ watercolor, watercolor pencil

 

Handmade Collage Paper Collaboration

Recently, Jill Kuhn at https://artjillkuhn.wordpress.com and I decided to create some collage papers to share with each other. We each made a variety of designs and exchanged them by mail.

I have always admired Jill’s use of paper collage in the wonderful art work she produces. I’m so inspired by her sense of humor, creative process and the techniques she shares with all of us. Thanks Jill, for joining me with this fun and inspirational project.

On Wednesday, Jill always post a comical bird using collage techniques. We decided to share our new papers and we would both design our own “Wacky Bird”.

It’s Dance Night in the City…

These are the paper designs from Jill

These are papers I designed

Oak Leaf

Out of the many hundreds of oak leaves falling in my yard, I picked this one to paint. The mottled colors would present a challenge. I spent a few hours on Sunday practicing with watercolor, watercolor pencil and Kuretake Zig watercolor brush paints. I used multiple layers of color to achieve my results. A few hours well spent. Happy Monday!

Fiber art

Good Morning….In past years, I spent many hours creating fiber art. Now, my hands get tired making all of the little stitches. Below are a few small samples of creations I’ve made.

 

Scratchboard Drawings

Good Morning Sunday…I offer you two different attempts at scratchboard. I haven’t used these medium in awhile and really love the effects.

The first is done with the paper scratchboard using a wooden stylus. Underneath the black coating is the surprise color.

The rabbit was made on the wood scratchboard using the a variety of metal scratch board tools. I live in Conejo Valley (Conejo is rabbit in the Spanish language). We have thousands of rabbits roaming freely. My town is Thousand Oaks, CA where the Oak trees are protected.

Paper Quilt and Cookies

Good Morning, happy Thursday!

Christmas Tree #1: painted triangles fitted together as a paper quilt. I did use my sewing machine to add to the texture of the tree.

Cookie # 2: frosted Christmas cookie cut outs painted with Derwent watercolors and colored pencils. So many possibilities!

Healing the Soul with Art

Good Morning… For the past week, because of the fires in my community, we have not been able to leave our home but for picking up essentials at the market. My seven year old granddaughter and I have been playing lots of games and making art.

We decided to make our own collage papers. One thing we have an abundance of in our home is paper and lots of art supplies.

We painted on watercolor paper and then made photocopies for later use. We laughed a lot and inspired one another and thoroughly enjoyed each others company. Lasting fun memories through a difficult time.

Here is the beginning of some collage work.

Giraffe

Good Morning…I have a little break in my moving process, so today I post Miss Giraffe. I spent many years of my art making creating 3-D objects and animals. I made this giraffe and chair fabric sculpture for an art show  several years ago (and won first place). I donated Miss Giraffe to a local school library in Las Vegas, NV.  She is living a happy life with the kids.

Meerkat

Good Morning – of all of my art supplies the simple black pen gives me so much joy. Today’s offering is a Meerkat portrait. I thought he needed a pair of red glasses and bow tie (added in Photoshop).

Have a day filled with laughter.