Thursday, July 24, 2014

Robin Collage

8" x 10" 
collage on 3/4" wood panel

I am thoroughly enjoying this series and picking up techniques along the way.  Next up will be a 
Bluejay simply because I have some beautiful blue papers to use.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cardinal Collage

I enjoy making textured and painted papers but don't seem to use them enough.  Having started this
bird series is the first time I am really using them in a way that justifies making more.  So all is good.
These are done on a card stock weight of paper but I'm thinking I may use the wood panels that I use
for the small daily paintings because the grain of the wood might be nice to use too.  I can see myself
adapting this newfound interest to the use of fabrics.  Something I've admired in art quilters but didn't think I'd get around to trying.  
Computer monitors vary quite a bit but for some reason the background green is more saturated than
my scan.  It's only when I bring it into this blog that is becomes a little too strong for my liking otherwise the original and the prints I'm making from it are a much nicer earthier green.
The original measures 8" x 10"

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


6" x 6" x 1.5"
Oil on wood panel

It feels good to be painting again.  Jessie was a sweetheart of a wire haired doxie (dachshund) that I
had the pleasure to do a painting of.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A companion

Having fun with these.  This now completes a series of three chickadees but definitely not a completion of this media.  My next one might be a cardinal.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Explore a Different Path

I think I'm getting the hang of this....

Explore a Different Path

Creating an image in collage is a different than when painting for obvious reasons.  Having completed this second one, I am starting to accumulate a few notes on a working approach.  Really looking forward to starting the next one with a new and improved work flow.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Something I've been meaning to do....

For various reasons I've been making painted papers over the years and for some reason, I haven't had a reason to use them.   Some papers I like so much as is that I hesitate to tear them apart.  But this time I felt motivated enough to make this little collage of a chickadee.  Funny enough, most of my papers were of very saturated high key colours (which were fun to make) but for this collage I need mostly neutrals.  It doesn't take much but it's nice to have a ready assortment to pick and choose from.  So having done this one, I'm going to make a few more.  But not before I make another assortment of beautiful neutrals.  Once I've completed a few more, I'll put these up as prints and notecards in my Etsy shop which I've sadly neglected in recent months.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A bit of organization

I was inspired by this pin I found on Pinterest (bottom image) and it was brilliant!  I had an old dough board (I've had it for 25 years) in my attic.  At least I think it's a dough board.  I hesitated using it but thought it would finally be appreciated rather than tucked away unseen.  Love how it turned out.