Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Virginia Splendor

This piece was a challenge, the leaves and the light shining through the leaves was created by layering numerous layers of color. This worked well to create a full look for the trees. My daughter took the original photograph that I worked off of. This piece is numbered as #47, and titled Virginia Splendor.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Art of the Special Moments

Using the same torn paper technique, you can recreate your special moments. I am having so much fun with this medium, the more I do the more challenging my subjects the better artist I become. This medium forces you to really study your subject, and it challenges you to find just the right colors and shapes necessary to recreate your subject matter. I am always surprised where this medium has taken me.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Finding a Frame

Framing is always the last thing I think about, and I never seem to want to spend the money it takes to really show off my work with an expensive frame. It's not that I don't think the work is worth a good frame, it's that I can't rationalize the price tag. I'm sure there are other struggling artists with the same complaint. So to help in my quest to frame my work I was turned onto local auctions. I have now attended two such auctions, with the good fortune of winning some lovely old frames. It makes the purchase so much more satisfying as well as helps with my need to challenge myself. And the frames you find are often unique, I would recommend you try it sometime. But don't show up at my auctions, I don't want too many bids jacking up my price. Enjoy.