So I've been kind of lazy lately--in updating my blog and also in making art--holiday recovery time I guess. I made the above mixed media piece for my daughter for Christmas. That's her dog Jasper.
The painting above, I made for my grand daughter Audrey. She wanted a painting of the aurora borealis. Well that was a challenge--not really a subject I would probably ever choose to paint, but after looking at lots of photos I had an idea of how I might do it. I used molding paste through a starry type stencil over most of the background and then painted over it with black and then paynes gray paint--for the colored part, I used silks paints which have a wonderful shimmery quality and color. For the mountains below I used a handmade black paper and then overpainted it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
In the Roses on my Table group we made handmade books. This is the cover of the one I made.
And finally a photo of Bow wow's (that's the panda named after the smithsonian national zoo's panda Bao Bao who is rather an obsession of mine).Bow wo's new friend that Santa brought me for Christmas--a little koala with a chubby tummy who I named Ziggy. I am slowly working on some other projects but have been lately sidelined with planning a summer retreat with 11 other amazing women artists!! Seven days in a great spot!! So excited!!