Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, May 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 4" x 6"

ps. September 8, 2014.  The Barn Owl was entered in the 2014 Sterling Fair and received a first prize blue ribbon.

Negative Space

Trees, May 2012
Watercolor on Strathmore Bristol, 5" x 7"

After reading Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines by Linda Kemp, I thought I would try painting only the negative spaces.  So.... I didn't paint the trees.  I painted the spaces between the trees.  It was a fun exercise, one in warm colors, one cool.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hooked Miniatures

Hooked Miniatures
Wool Strips on Linen, 2012
each 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

These pieces began with the idea they would become hooked Artist Trading Cards.  However, when I designed the patterns, I didn't consider that the hooking would enlarge the design.  ATCs are supposed to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", so I decided to finish these as ornaments.  Each piece has a strip for hanging, a wool backing (to cover the backside of the hooking), and a strip around the edge to neaten the sides. The cat's eyes and nose and the crabs eyes are glass beads.