|Collage and acrylic in journal. Inspired by a 1978 newspaper add for a local circus.|
The truth is, I've been much more interested in playing piano. I can't get enough, and this week I've seemed to hit a new level of understanding. That coupled with the fact that I'm learning Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky", ( by my instructor, Mike), has me absolutely obsessed. Nevertheless, I do have some art to share with you.
29 FACES UPDATE
Here are the faces 20 (above) through 24 of the 29 FACES project. This is the last week - and I have to say I'm a little relieved although it's been quite fun. I'm ready to move on....
This face was composed using only a scrap piece of cardboard and acrylic paint. It was a lot of fun adding the layers. I used 7 colors and white.
|Enlarged image showing letter "m" detail|
I used the same paint colors for this face, but this time I used the lower case letter "m" stamp from my Words and Crafts Breezy Typeface Letter Stamp Kit. I really like the blurry finished look, very reminiscent of a stereograph image. (However there's nothing "hidden" to my knowledge :o)
I switched to India ink, quill pen and watercolor wash for this one. The blurry effect is only my poor photography skills.
Here's the final face done yesterday. She's done with pastel pencils. I'm on the fence about finishing her right now, but if I finish it, I'll post the final image. I haven't started today's face yet.
ART JOURNALING CLASSES
I've been teaching a collage/painting technique in all of my classes. This technique involves "painting" the background with magazine images in a monochromatic color scheme, adding layers of gesso and more imagery. Slowly but surely, everyone is finding their way out of their comfort zones and seem to be enjoying the process. I have three of these spreads in various degrees of "finished". I'm hoping to work on all of them tomorrow, but here's what I've done so far.
|Background in shades of pink and peach|
This is probably my favorite of the three. I found an image that reminded me of Klimt's, "The Kiss", when I flipped it slightly and placed it near the top of the page.
|Background in shades of blue and green|
|Background in shades of yellow and orange.|
(Blurry image not intended - perhaps a photography class is in order!)
I've gotten really good feedback on this feature, and I'll be back to posting them on Tuesday, March 6th. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of February and be on the lookout for that lion - March is right around the corner!
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