Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wet Paint - do not touch

I am working on a small 5x7 oil painting and trying something new. I am putting a tree branch in at the top of my painting. I have seen wonderful compositions in this style. My branch still need to grow on me. I will fill in the sky colors once it dries. It is getting too messy for me to work with.

I also went to Audi Stanton's today and had two pieces critiqued. As usual, she gave me great advice and I made the suggested changed. I am much happier with the results.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Second Impression

Okay - I had to try another table rock. I believe the top, flat part looks better in this rendition.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Just an Impression

My impression of impressionistic painting is it is difficult, inspiring, rewarding, did I mention difficult, and fun. As you can read, I have mixed emotions.
Here is a painting I did at Harris Beach with Rob Decker not too far away enjoying the day, too. He did a wonderful pastel drawing.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Am Chiming In

In the class I took with Ruth Stoner from Glassics Design, she showed us how to make a beautiful glass chime. We started with a small, clear glass tile and put bits of pieces of glass onto it. Each piece was cleaned and glued down. Then we cut up to five, long pieces of glass to make the chimes. I like the number three so I cut three.
After the pieces were fused and cooled, they were washed and dried to remove the kiln shelf residue.
I learned how to drill a hole in the piece primary piece and I added jewelry holders to hang the chimes from. I used copper wire to hang the pieces and adorned them with beads I had at home.
I love the results.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Feeling a little Foggy but I'm Cool

It is a foggy day on the coast. Great time to practice seeing and using cool colors. I painted this 5x7 oil painting this morning and you can find it for sale at the Manley Art Center once it dries. They are available on the first panel in the Manley classroom.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Plein Air - oui oui

I spent the morning painting at the beach with several plein air artist. It was so nice to be out with other artist. I took off for an hour and picked up my glass pieces from Ruth at Glassic Designs. Great stuff.
The oil painting I did it 5x7 and will be for sale at the Manley Art Center in Brookings, Oregon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PiCATsso Plate

Here is my PiCATsso plate I made with the glass instructor, Ruth , at Glassic Designs. This is before it went into the kiln. I will post the results tomorrow. I also have a wind chime also in the glass kiln. It is to keep evil spirits away and things that don't like the sound of wind chimes.
I have some new pottery pieces that need to be fire. I guess I will glaze them tonight. I also will be painting on the beach early tomorrow morning and then back to glass fusing class to get the finished products.
It is good to get to my art. I have been distracted by life, again.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am Steaming!

I am steaming with my vegetable steamer I made in pottery class. Love it!
Easy to use. I threw another one that I am picking up today.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Garden Art

Here is my garden art with my clay bird house that is hung by a hook, my "Blowing in the Wind" chime where I used native plant impressions on it and my Beachy Bowl that the bird love when it is filled with seed. The Beachy Bowl has sand from Harris Beach, Oregon.