Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Landscape by Palette Knife

I have been working on a lot of small, detailed work lately and my husband has been working on a huge 4'x6' abstract piece. So, I figured, why should he have all of the fun? I only allowed myself to use a palette knife, no brushes or sketching, and it was just plain fun!

Posted for Traci Donahue by Purplebirdart

Art and images copyright 2009 by Traci Donahue

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mt Hood Landscape

I used Alma Cox's telamadera fusion technique to make this piece. She was a featured artist on Oregon Art Beat in February. Her work inspired me to do a piece on wood with burnt-in lines of my sketch, acyclic paint and fused fabric. In Spanish, tela is fabric and madera is wood. She also wrote an article about her process in CPS March/April 2008. I see she is teaching at Art & Soul in Portland this year. I left the mountain and sky painted without fabric and burnt into the wood the fir trees. It's a fun process.

Art and images copyright 2009 by Paula McNamee

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Landscape: Beyond the Confines of Yesterday

Influenced by landscape artists, like Wolf Kahn and Lilias Trotter, this month's theme forced me to move beyond the confines of comfort and familiarity.

By letting go, I relied on my inner artist, trusting that voice deep inside to help me find the landscape I have dreamt of painting... I have dreamt of sharing... the beautiful Plains of my life.

Patterning holds a subtle place in this work with many rough textures incorporated throughout, representing the feel of the land.

Art and images copyright 2009 by Tracie Lyn Huskamp

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Gilded Starfish

Gosh I had fun with this!!! I used Arches water color as a base with acrylic wash, an image of a star fish made 3-D with paper clay. Then I gilded over everything with copper colored leaf. Once dry I used pumice powder to remove much of the gilding. I love this look. The top image is a close up of the gilding. In the sunlight it has more of a glow than you can see in the photo.


Art and images copyright 2009 by Susie Wolfer

Monday, March 2, 2009

Listening to the Sea on a Distant Shore

For some reason my scanner causes the girl's height to be compressed, so I will post a photo to replace the scan when I have more time. Collage on gessoed board with fluid acrylic, graphite, pen and water soluble crayon. I drew the girl on sketch paper and transferred her to the painting, then painted over the pencil with fluid acrylic.

Art and images copyright 2009 by Jan Harris