Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Torn paper, in various shades of greys and greens, was glued to watercolor paper
and then attached to the canvas. Acrylic paint was used to adjust some of
the shades and brass foil flakes were added in the forground. The crease
and torn edge add texture and remind us that this is a collage and
not a painting.

Art and image copyright 2009 by Judi Stack

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Listening to Vivaldi's...

I sometimes listened to Julie Fischer's violin rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons on DVD, and it was the inspiration for this piece. I selected the winter photo of a running brook as the background to show that the images of any other season can be invoked by listening one or more of Vivaldi's concertos. I often find that I enjoyed them the most during wintertime. All of the four color photos (individually cut and adhered) were taken right near my residence in New Jersey: fall - front lawn; winter - pond in the woods; spring - backyard; summer - down in the woods.

Art and image copyright 2009 by Andrew Borloz - all rights reserved.

Monday, April 20, 2009

On This Field...

I was in Castle Rock, Wisconsin during the fall of 2007 when I was on my way to a workshop studio out in the country. Ears of corn were already harvested, and the cornstalks were ready to be cut down. At the same time, another green crop was being grown but I could not figure out what it was. It was quite a constrast of rich deep green crop and decaying cornstalks.

Art and image copyright 2009 by Andrew Borloz

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This Tide is Always...

I was standing on the beach at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA when I saw this constant movement of the water. I thought it was perfect for this work, so I took a shot of this location. I then digitally made it black and white with grey shades. Because the digital process removed most of the details from the water, I had to hand-paint and highlight the rocks and foam/bubbles with acrylic paints.

Art and image copyright 2009 by Andrew Borloz

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mt Hood

Though you can't see it in the picture, this entire image is underlaid with gold leaf. The image is a gel medium transfer of a picture I took from Powell Butte. Then I used layers of water soluble oil pastels and gel medium to lay on colors. In the light the gold flashes through the foreground. It doesn't feel quite done yet, but my muses aren't coming through so far. I may add more to it later.

I sure love working with gold leaf . . . probably more to come!


Art and images copyright 2009 by Suzie Wolfer

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


This "Ocean" picure was painted with acrilic paint on plywood. The sand was
added with gritty medium. Some of the shells were glued on with medium.
Several of the shells, however, were drilled, wired and attached to a chain bracelet which
is hung on tiny hooks. The bracelet can be removed and worn as desired.
How's that for a gift from the sea?

Art and images copyright 2009 by Judi Stack

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mountain Landscape and Seasons

I've had both of these done for some weeks, but completely forgot to get them posted. I'm just coming out of hibernation and not quite up to speed yet.
I had a hard time trying to come up with an idea for this theme. Four corners? Four sides? Four ? Until I thought about where I live and the seasons on the mountain. I found a picture I took last year when I was coming back from Hood River on the back side of Mt. Hood. Perfect! Then I took a maple leaf-shaped paper punch and punched out a whole lot of leaves from my collection of tea bag envelopes. I had enough colors to surround the mountain with the colors of the seasons. I suppose you could call them my "Tea Leaves of the Seasons". Don't groan too loudly, you might scare the cat.
This theme was a fun challenge for me. I'm not much of a sculptor and wanted to just try my hand at playing with paperclay. There are no correct proportions for this piece, but it was fun to play with the clay. I used a rubber blending tool to get the textures for the trees and background. After letting it dry, I painted it with gesso 3 times, then added different colored PearlEx to the various areas. After each area was colored, I sprayed hairspray on it to fix the mica powders. That is why it is so shiny. At first I didn't want the shine, but it has grown on me and I like it that way. Only two more to go!

Art and images copyright 2009 by Z'anne Bakke