Monday, July 17, 2017

Working with Messy

When I paint, mysterious things happen. What starts with a void ends with a dialogue. (Jeet Aulakh)

Apple Anyone? WIP?
13 x 18 cm
Heavy Paper
Neocolor I Wax Crayons
Acrylic Background

A while ago I was intrigued by Dotty's starting with "messy" I certainly have a lot of those! Going through a pile of starts and old pieces found this odd piece. Wondered why it hadn't been thrown away long ago.
Below the various stages.

Found this in my collection of exercises. Acrylic background

Used some alcohol to lighten up some areas and continued with my wax crayons 

More crayons

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cut Cut Cut

Remember my  "Love Love Me Naught". Well decided to cut it up, ala  Dotty. Never would had had the courage. Thanks Dotty!  Made a frame and cut 3 pieces and made some neat cards.


Three Cards Cut 
5" x 7"

 From a another small piece from one of my lesson exercises made 2 smaller cards. Getting to like the cutting idea LOL!!!

5.5" x  4.25"

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Love You Love You Naught

Love who you are - and who you are not. (Anonymous)

What a mess... a real mishmash!! Started back about a month ago. Was attracted by some images of daisies from a magazine and started playing around on an odd piece of brown paper. I think I started with the collage pieces and started putting on random marks in pencil and oil sticks. Not really knowing what was going to come out. No rest for the poor eye here.

Daisies Start WIP
35 x 39 cm
Brown Paper
Mixed Media

Trying to quiet down some too busy areas using my new oil sticks. Still a little too much. Decided in any case to keep to the flower motif

Daisies 2 
35 x 39 cm
Brown Paper
Mixed Media

Daisies 3
35 x 39 cm
Brown Paper
Mixed Media

Still needing something... seems a bit pareve   back for some tweaks