Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter Wonderland Version # 2
At the Karen Margulis workshop Sunday we made painting surfaces from gatorfoam.   This one was made from gaterfoam with a dark blue acrylic tint.   The gesso and pumic mixture was applied in even strokes vertically and then horizontally.   I tried to lighten this one to create more of the brightness of snow.   Still working on creating shapes that are not uniform.  I like this one better mainly because of the lighter color.   It was more difficult to me to paint on this surface rather than a sanded paper.
January 27, 2012 - Having Trouble Signing In
If you had trouble signing in as a follower, here are some hints.
Frankly I signed up as a folower and had trouble the first time.   It might be that a) you have a google account and have just forgot - if so ask for your password to be emailed to you or b) you just can't read those security letters - if so just try again and you'll get some you can read.   Hope you'll try again.

One of the new project for this year is to assist the Fine Arts Academy at Douglasville FUMC in setting up a Art Camp for kids grades K - 6.   We've had a Music Camp the last 2 years so this will be a nice addition for visual arts.    I'll be holding a small art show at my home and my work will be available for a donation to this program.   I'll be looking for friends to attend.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pastels on Gatorfoam surface

"Winter Wonderland Landscape" - January 2012 - Pastel

On January 22, 2012 I attended a class with Karen Margulis on "Painting Snow in the Landscape."   We prepared a painting surface on Gatorfoam.   The Gatorfoam was cut to size.   The surface was primed with acrylic gesso.   We used diluted Golden fine pumice gel with water.   Then we mixed in pumice power.   On this painting I tinted the board with a deep burgundy acrylic paint.   I then painted the board with the pumic mix using diagonal brush strokes.   After the board dried I painting the Winter Landscape painting.    The bursh stokes show through the pastels and create an interesting texture.