The walls on the entry hall at the Senior Center looked so bare after the Silver Arts exhibits were removed, so our mixed media group that meets on Mondays was asked to put up an exhibit of our art work. Here are a few of mine. The color does not show very well in the first one, but it is a print of an abstract painting in various shades of blue, and then I did Zentangles® on top of it. Looks much better than the picture. The two stained glass images are done on canvas with acrylic paints (not framed). The last one is a watercolor on paper that is framed. We have 25 paintings hanging, but I was unable to get good pictures due to the reflections on the glass from the windows. If I can get some better pictures next week, I will show you some of the others. Here is one done by Hazel LeBlanc (better know as “Z”). She used the butterfly template from Ben Kwok, zentangled it and glued to painted canvas on which she also did some Zentangle designs. Very pretty, I think! We have a small, but very talented, group that meets weekly to exchange ideas and show what we have done that week. FUN!!
Seems like forever since I last posted. No excuse. Just putting things off! Nothing much has happened since I last posted. The weather has been so nice that I have spent a lot of time sitting on my back screened porch just enjoying it. Being lazy gets boring after a while, so decided I had to get off my rump and do something. I have tackled a big job –cleaning and organizing my craft room. Lesson learned – BE SURE TO PUT EVERYTHING BACK IN ITS PROPER PLACE AFTER USING !!!!! The Senior Games is over at the Senior Center. Did not enter any of my paintings or drawings in the Silver Arts Competition, but did enter my quilt that I finished last summer. Got a blue ribbon – see picture attached: Not very good picture, but you saw the finished quilt some time ago. The only art work I have done this month is a stained glass canvas, painted with acrylic inks and paints. This is size 11 x 14 canvas. I like this style, so think I will do more. Hope to be back before too long. Thanks for taking a look.
I look at a web site quite often called Paint My Photo,which allows you to use any of their photographs as a reference for painting a picture. Recently they had a challenge to do a “Stained Glass” painting from one of their images. Here is the photograph I chose:
I had a 12 x 16 canvas on which I had been “playing”, so i gessoed it all over to cover up what was on it. Then I proceeded to use this reference and paint it with acrylic paints. Some of my paints were old and beyond use,but I found enough to paint the following: I had some black India ink which I used with a small brush to separate the sections, and then painted a black acrylic border around, covering the sides of the canvas so it could be hung without framing. I like this, so I think I will try a different one on watercolor paper using watercolors. Will let you know how it turns out.
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