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New England
My art experiences in the world of mixed media.
Interests: I love all kinds of art, but particularly color field paintings and abstract expressionism, working in mixed media, art history, learning, and life with greyhounds.
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I love how your third painting seems more free, freer than the first, I think. Get your rabbit ear urges over with and make some paper ones you can try out on your painting!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2012 on 100 Canvases: Canvas #3 at Balzer Designs
Okay, not really ugly (well, I guess that's a matter of taste!) but here is my latest work from my class "Painting Inspired by Pop Culture." We started with abstract expressionism and I think this was really hard for me. I guess I like to plan too much. My painting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at ArtSoluble
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Oct 4, 2012
Loving the new painting, and especially loving the crop.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2012 on 100 Canvases: Canvas #2 at Balzer Designs
This is just a quick post - I am finding myself busy with art classes but I did want to post the "e" artists. The first is Hans Erni. Although I didn't find out much about him as a person, I did learn he is 103 years old! He has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at ArtSoluble
For a while now, I've been a faithful reader of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine - I love this publication and I can admit that it was a dream of mine to be published in this magazine. My dream came true earlier this year when my work was published in Collage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at ArtSoluble
This week's artists are "d" artists - it's funny how this project seems to have been going on for quite some time, and yet I'm only on the letter "d." Maybe I should do twice weekly alphabetical artist posts... I came across one artist quite coincidentally while doing some research... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at ArtSoluble
This week's page uses just two colors - orange and blue. It's interesting to see what two colors, some watercolor paint and a gel pen can do to a blank piece of paper. Because I mixed wet into wet, I got some gorgeous neutral color on the page as well... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at ArtSoluble
I recently started to make some arty postcards. They are really pretty simple, but I'm loving the way they are coming out. I make them much the same way I make my art journal pages - watercolor and markers and gel pens. This above photo is one of the postcards... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at ArtSoluble
Today is "c" artists, of course. I had a few I would have loved to include here, but I stuck to my rule of only listing artists I didn't know about before - I am trying to learn, after all! The first artist I learned about was Mary Callery. Mary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at ArtSoluble
I am loving working in my art journal lately. Just yesterday I was working on it regularly throughout the entire day. There are several reasons for this, besides just a desire to make some personal art. I made a template to trace some boxes onto pages out of a piece... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at ArtSoluble
Today was "B" day for my journey through the artistic alphabet. The first artist I learned about was Peggy Bacon, who was known for her illustrations and caricatures. She used a process called drypoint for much of her career, which is a kind of printmaking. You can read about Peggy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at ArtSoluble
Well, not school in the sense of yellow buses and a new lunch box, but I am signing up for my next few classes at the art museum. I was particularly excited to look at what I might take for a few reasons: 1) I am now in my second... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at ArtSoluble
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Aug 29, 2012
I need to think about my art journal in a different way - it's not playing catch up if I do a little bit when I can. I don't want to feel badly if I don't complete a page every week, because that's not the point of keeping an art... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at ArtSoluble
I came up with an idea to learn about artists by going through the alphabet and using internet searches. I am going to learn about a few artists each week and after a year, I will have gone through the alphabet twice - pretty neat if you think about it,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at ArtSoluble
I did it! I did it! I did it! I finished my silhouette last night! It's not at all what I planned, but I am loving the end result. Last week when the silhouette I planned for this project just wasn't working, I started a new sketch and decided to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at ArtSoluble
No, I've never seen Mulan. I named him after Tang, the orange powdered drink mix, you know, the one that went up on the space shuttle? He's sort of orange, so I thought the name fit.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2012 on Meet Tang at ArtSoluble
I really enjoy doing art challenges and contests. It's not necessarily the idea of winning that is so appealing, although that would be pretty cool. It's more that I like the possibilities and options I come up with in my head and then choosing something to try to bring to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at ArtSoluble
The deadline for this project is quickly approaching, so I decided it was time to really get going on it. I struggled last night with the cutting out of the silhouette - it just wasn't translating from sketch to a paper cut-out. After wasting a few sheets of watercolor paper,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at ArtSoluble
So, no posts about the art journal for a bit! I did get a bit behind in picture-taking. And, to be honest, I got behind in my journalling, too. But I spent some time working on the journal this past weekend and things are back on track. I have two... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at ArtSoluble
So my silhouette project is at a stand-still. I am at a point where something isn't right and I need to figure out how to make it better before I can continue. I think that my idea for mirrors and disco balls with hot pink is not gelling with my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at ArtSoluble
So, I worked on my art journal and completed a page... Some parts I love. Some are just...okay. Some of them are parts I wish I had completed differently. But it's all good. This week was low on paint and low on collage. It was big on patterns and designs.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at ArtSoluble
So, this week was gather supplies week. I will confess that I did wait until this morning to actually order these supplies, but hey, I got it done, right? I had what I thought was a great idea to add to the background once I decided that I was going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at ArtSoluble
Last weekend I travelled to visit family as I usually do. I took some pictures along the way - these ones are actually in Worcester - some at Union Station and some around the area near the railroad underpasses. Lots of metal, some rust and some history make for some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at ArtSoluble