This is the piece I bought at White Pines Flea Market for $1. It started me on redecorating my room. It is fresh and airy now. the green frame caught my eye before we dug it out of a stack. Delighted to find the needlework.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
This is a sample I did based on various you tube demos. Tools included toilet paper roll. Cotton swabs. Stick. And finally a brush to put in partial background. Our mixed media group will be experimenting with alternative tools and acrylics this week. I hope they have some fun with this.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
The large yellow area was just a block. I loved the color but it needed the little bird which I cut out of that painting study I did earlier in the week.
Below that the strips of colors tended to lead theceue away. I added that little red watercolor strip as a barrier.
Her painting Rosy In Westport is the inspirationbfor this study. She painted it in 18 x 24 inch size. Mine is 5 1/2 by 7 1/2. I could not capture the details - i lack the skills and eyesight. But Im quite happy to add this to my collection of studies of contemporary artists. I find Hicks works utterly enchanting. Im so glad I purchased Watercolor Artist April 2011 at used book shelf at the gallery. Otherwise it is unlikely I would have come across her work.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
My pallette on inside cover of paint box eventually needs to be cleaned off. The background colors were picked up and just randomly splotched over damp paper. After it dried i went back with a clean wet brush and picked out tree and branches and bird shape. Later added some details. More later.