May 13, 2017

After while crop-o-dile...

My granddaughter, Emily, is graduating from high school.  We're super excited to be going back to Chicago for the festivities!  (All photos taken with my Apple Watch.)

As is my custom, I made a travel journal to keep track of all we do and people we see...
The journal is made from a 7x7 child's book from the Dollar Store - sanded, painted with acrylic paints; image transfer, etc.

Cover shows Trump Tower where we will stay while downtown - fantastic location - beautiful hotel

painted pages drying

mark holes for binding

Crop-o-dile hole punch

line up holes with large toothpicks

heavy yarn for ties

using a large straw for wiggle room - tie knot in each yarn piece


inside pages

May 2, 2017

retreat...

I could keep adding/subtracting to this little work.  Instead, I'm calling it done.



April 30, 2017

isolated cabin...

There are days when I would dearly love to have a small cabin near water, surrounded by mountains and have no one to answer to but me.

(WIP) - still working with a limited palette...






April 27, 2017

Tall and Skinny finis

Added dimension to work by adjusting contrast especially in background; also worked on small details.  I'm calling this one finished.


April 24, 2017

Tall and skinny...

Trying a number of new things with oils today.  Draw with the brush; use a limited palette - red, yellow, blue and white...landscapes are not something I've tried before.  I thought it would be easier than portraits, but not so!  This is a work in progress - I've just got to step back for a while....



April 10, 2017