I had a very busy April between taking the fabulous Paint Mojo class mid month, a surprise squeeze into Seth Apter's class here in St. Louis, teaching at Art & Soul, and making my own art that goes into the new session at the Wood Icing/Heather Haymart Gallery this week. I had a lot of fun putting these together! Not much new in May since I was in PA most of the month. I will revel in April.
|Nosegay: Ink Manipulation & India Ink|
|"Concentricity" Ink Manipulation and India Ink|
|Copse Ink Manipulation|
|Posies: Ink Manipulation and Watermedia|
|Clefs: Ink Manipulation and Alcohol Ink highlights|
Jim gave me my time in Indiana for my birthday last year and finally the time came. I really enjoyed Tracy Verdugo's style and willingness to let me still embrace my own style for a winning combo. Here are some small jpgs that show you where the painting came from. It definitely had an "ugly" stage that was a little scary, but I love the finished project. Enjoy the journey and definitely take a look at her book, Paint Mojo, or find her when she tours again.
Pushing colors back.....and bringing them out again.
I love the detail of this bird. It came out of nowhere when I was trying to figure out the focal images. Then the other bird appeared, too as if by magic.
Finally, and in no particular order, I really enjoyed Seth Apter's all day Saturday class. We made a grungy, many-layered journal and had a lot of fun all day long.
|a WIP....needs some finishing!|
BONUS: My new stamps for Rubbermoon are live!!!!!! Look me up by artist there and see up close what special items I designed for them. It was a huge month for me. I hope you enjoyed the tour!