Tuesday, March 13, 2018

One Painting Leads to Another

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time on the computer. Too much to be exact! Mainly editing photos for my online shop at Artfinder. Browsing through my many photos on Bridge, photoshops's image viewer and organizer, found a photo of a work I had done 2 months ago, thereabouts. Actually was looking for paintings that I hadn't posted about. I was shocked at how awful it was! I did notice that the start wasn't so bad so maybe I could do something with it.  I may have posted this painting before but can't find it.

Love Story with a Painting
20 x 28"
Cut Canvas
Oils + Cold Wax  Collage

Will let this sink in, may add another collage piece if I find something!

Got off to a good start

Got into a mess with that blue

This painting led to a new start. Used the yellows on my palette on a piece of gessoed watercolor paper. Have to say I love this substrate, have 2 more waiting for paint. 

20 x 13.5"
Gessoed Watercolor Paper
Oils and Cold Wax

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Two Birds on One Post

During the month of February, I took part in Leslie Seata's 30 in 30 challenge. These two are the last of the one of the series that I made. Sort twins in a way because I used the same masks.

Decided to take these a step further with the use of masks and a bit of cleaning.

Don't Let Your Expectations Rule
8 x 10 "
Gelli Prints  Collage Painting
Bristol 170gm

After Layering with masks

Your Touch of Nuture and Comfort
8 x 10"
Gelli Prints Collage
Bristol 170gm

After layering with masks

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cookie's Album

Most every summer I would go to the Workman's Circle children's camp. They had an adult camp and a children's camp. This was an association that my grandfather belonged to.  I had a nickname, Cookie!

Each month we are given a topic to develop at home and bring in for a critique. Today was the day!
The topic was to try to paint/draw not in the style of but more to get inside their head. I decided to try to draw not as me but me as a child of about 10. I really didn't connect with Cookie, and I felt that instead of her doing the drawing, I was drawing her in scenes of my childhood. Even so, I got good reviews. I am NOT going to give up on trying to reach Cookie.

Reuven does not use the Hebrew word Bikoret (critique) but the word Bikor (visit) both built on the same root. It is not whether it is good or bad but rather the process which is important.

8.5 x 11" Pages
Canson Sketch Pad 90gm
Children's crayons
Click on the link to get to the slideshow
if you only get the cover image
click on this to get to the album and I think
you can view as a slideshow

It was amazing how in almost every case we could tell who the "real" artist was. I learned a lot about myself and very little about that child on the cover. Reuven mentioned an Israeli artist that also painted in a child-like fashion. Meira Shemesh.

Next month, a work based on mythology, of our choice but related to our lives today. Have to give that a lot of thought.