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Thursday, July 19, 2018

More Nature Pictures

 The Turk's Cap Lilies are just opening, 
and the hummingbird has scouted them out.
Several years ago I watched a chipmunk
climb the stalks for the black seeds.
This purple and green Echinacea/Cone Flower 
is new to the garden this year. 

Crocosmia always thrills me.  
They appear more salmon pink 
than deep red this year.
It's hard to believe this flower is in the iris family!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Drop Cloth Art: Be Square

I've been working in a square format lately:  1+1/2", 2+1/2", and now 5+1/2" sizes.  The two squares below were prompted by my "drop cloth" (freezer paper covering work surface).  I just couldn't throw it out!

The shapes (Alcohol Inks spots), marks (permanent marker) and color combination almost looked Oriental to me.  

So I backed the freezer paper with thin cardboard, cut it into two squares, and enhanced a few lines with black acrylic paint, later adding orange marks with acrylic paint.  I really like the way these squares turned out!



TIP:  I've begun sanding the back sides of my papers before adhering with White Glue, burnishing well to help them stay together, using waxed paper as a slight buffer over the art.

Nature Walk After Rain













Thursday, July 12, 2018

Art Experiments

Since I have just heard about Artists Trading Coins, and after watching a few YouTube presentations on how to make them, I just had to give it a try.  I haven't quite refined the finishing process, but here are some of my first efforts:



Then I made some Art Tidbits:


An Artists Trading Card: 


And some 2+1/2" squares:

It was a very fun day!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

And Some More Lilies... Love 'Em!!!

A walk about the yard prompted me 
to grab my camera, again.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Some Green Art


I tried to limit myself to just using the color GREEN.  
There appears to be yellow in some of these, 
but it really was a yellow-green.  Really!
Combed Gelli Print background, tissue paper strips, Washi tape, skeleton leaf




Strangeness


Okay, yes, there is blue in the postage stamp, 
but the shiny circles were painted 
with dark bluish green.

SMOOSH-PAINT ART: 
I can't bear to cover up these
imagination-stirring designs...

Path through the woods to small pond... 

Mountain?  Iceberg?

Waterfall foreground, trees on river shore background

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Lilies in Bloom!

I am so delighted to see that these 
large, showy flowers have multiplied 
since last year:


and some Foxglove...