Monday, June 20, 2011

Bunny Painting

I have been having so much fun painting lately. I chose some white frames so they could take turns being displayed, like this one from the white rabbit series. It's poised on the shelf with the paper clay rabbit I made at Artfest, and Michelle Allen's bicycle block.

Wow it's hard to photograph through glass, but here's an idea of the close up. Mixed media, or should I say some collage I painted over. Acrylic 8x10"

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tea Journal

Tea Journal
A little canvas tea journal that I made earlier. I didn't share it sooner because I don't really like how it came out. But since then, I realize how much I've learned from it.

I really enjoyed the process of making this journal all about tea time. Paint, ink writing, machine stitching, stamping, and some paper collage, buttons, hand stitches, paint pens, on heavy canvas.

I picked a pale color palette, so if I were to do this project over, I would choose richer colors and more variety. It's too pale, lacking depth. I also happened to use cheaper, thinner paints. Now, I prefer to mix these with heavier body paints with more pigment. About 4 hours total to create this little book.

Back cover