Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Art Show

Well, my art show was a success!  Gallery Calapooia held a reception last Friday August 14th.  So many people showed up.  It was really very nice.
Here is one of the front windows at the gallery.

I sold several pieces of art and all of my cards!  So, I have been making a few more to take down to the gallery.
I came across some map type paper recently.  You might notice the use of my map paper in these new cards.
 Flowers.  I have to make flowers, they're just fun to make.
 Tea time.  Another favorite pastime of mine.
 I'm not a coffee drinker.  But, I just felt like making a little cup of coffee.
  And my favorite, little boy sailing.  Probably getting ready to throw a line in the water!

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Dress made of Flowers

Well, as you can see I like cutting up paper and gluing it together.  I like it a lot.  I was inspired to do this piece one day last week.  On my way to get a bit of lunch for myself, I saw a young girl on the street with her mother, I think.  Anyway, she was twirling and showing off a new dress.  At least that's what I thought as I drove past.   This is the sketch I did, very light, I hope you can see it.

After lunch I came back to my studio and made the sketch.  Then after I started working on this I realized I wanted her dress to be covered or made of flowers.  This is what I came up with.
I think it's kind of fun.

Illustration done on 140 lb. watercolor paper,  using acrylic paint for the background and various scrapes of paper.  I use Tombow liquid glue which drys clear and is acid free and archival.