The technique is similar to the paintings I have done that are called "paint what you see". You paint a background-just add layers and layers. When you've added all the layers, you turn it around and around and see what you can see.
This was the before piece.
I forgot to take a photo of the before that these 2 came from. I added extra collage pieces to each. Below is another before piece.
This last piece, I call "The three wise women". I bet you didn't know that there were 3 wise women-when they came to see Mary and the baby, they brought a beautiful patchwork quilt.
I couldn't get a photo of him sitting this morning, but when he did, he always looked like a little round ball--turns out that the chubby look was all fur! Finally warm enough today-74- to go to the groomer and hang out on the porch this afternoon--too bad that tomorrow it will only be 46!!
I signed up for the 21 Secrets class this session. Have never taken it before, but there were some artists teaching whose art I really love. Terri Kahrs is one of them. In her class, we made a great little journal with lots of colorful pages. Above and below are the pages I've done so far.
Such a fun, fun class. The sunflowers in this last one were inspired by Ro Bruhn's class called "Flower Power". More spreads to come.
Continuing on with reading about, looking at and being inspired by the masters, this time I have chosen Marc Chagall. In my large journal, I take a few notes and make small copies of Chagall's paintings-I also carved 3 stamps.
Chagall did many paintings of a fiddler-often standing on rooftops. I made a pocket in my journal for him to go into-the chicken and the cow head are stamps I carved.
I like to practice with different art supplies, so the woman with the flowers is oil pastels; the girl on the horse is WC crayons and the girl on the chicken, acrylics.
This is a larger piece and I named it "Siren's Song" Chagall made a poster for Nice, France with a floating mermaid and that inspired my rendition.
And this one is on a long narrow canvas, with lots of background texture and was inspired by many of the floating couples paintings that Chagall made.
I am a dabbler. I love experimenting-trying new products-taking online classes-learning new techniques and about different artists. I am very interested in the textiles, images, symbols and iconography of other cultures. The joy is in the process of creating.