Friday, December 30, 2011

Collaged Beach Scene

My sister requested a beach piece for her house in Cali. 

She saw the mixed media love piece and wanted one of her own. 

She said "something beachy and with starfish."

So here's what I came up with! 

Step one: Stamp the word beach. 
Step two: watercolor the sand and water/sky

 Step three: Collage on starfish and boat
Step four: outline with black and add some dots, waves and a horizon line. 


Monday, December 26, 2011

Working Away

While I'm off for the "winter break" or what I like to call "my birthday and Christmas break"
I have been pseudo busy playing with some new art tools that I got as gifts. 

and acrylic stamps from the local craft store.

Playing always leads to a seen below. 

What are you doing during your Christmas break?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love One Another

1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

12x12" mixed media

Friday, December 2, 2011

Smoke Like

I currently have an A-MAZ-ING student teacher. 

Luckily for me her strength is my weakness...


This week she taught my advanced students some watercolor techniques and I got to play too!
This one reminded me of really pretty smoke. 
What does it remind you of?
4x6" Watercolor and ink