Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

From Some Workshops

 This was from a Stephan Rapp workshop with the Chicago Callig. Collective.  The words were "drawn" and built up with a pointed type pen.
Exercizes from a demo and little get together with Julie Wildman.  She's so talented and shared some ideas!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Collages

 Well, now I see I like the first "cropped" version of this one (top photo).  I feel I need to tone down parts of the whole one as it may be too busy?

New collage started- not the usual colors I tend to use but I loved the yellows and beige and gray in the bottom paste paper I made.
New collage started-not the usual colors I use except of course the green.  I loved the swirls of yellows, grays and beiges in the paste papers I made -in the bottom paper.

More Artwork in Mexico

 They use such vibrant colors in their work in Mexico.  And notice the collage in the second painting!

Interesting pots in Mexico

Love the scattered letters on the pots!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rosie Kelly Workshop

 This workshop was called COMPOSITIONAL PLAY.  We worked on arches textwove torn into 8x6 sheets.  We used a variety of tools.  This first one was started with a squeeze bottle with a metal tip and sumi ink with a continuous line and then I used gesso, watercolor and walnut ink for texture.
 This one started with gesso then the watercolor I embossed the bottom strip
 Experimenting with a large brush first.  It still needs a third element -I'll try adding a block of text in maybe black.
 Another with the squeeze bottle and ink. In the critique, many thought this was a fiinished piece.  Not sure about that!  But I'm not sure where I could add text or an embossed subtle shape in the white area?  Or I'm thinking I could add another loop down into the right white space...
 Experimenting with dirty water for the background words.  Tried Rosies technique of using a variety of lettering sizes and styles.  I'm not sure if I'll try making a book with several of the pages.
This one is Rosies work.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rosie Kelly Workshop

I'll post more photos tomorrow when I take pictures of my work with daytime light.  This one day workshop was wonderful!   We worked on text wove paper and used ink out of a little tiny squeeze bottle, and gesso, watercolor, walnut ink, and then experimented with lettering on the pages.  They could be used as a book or a finished piece.