Friday, February 26, 2016

Been a While Without Bears

 The counter has been covered with bear making supplies for about 2 weeks now.

I'm almost done with this guy.

A couple snipped threads and embroidered claws will finish him up.

One thing I did want to mention, these are glass eyes which had been shiny. 
I didn't like the shiny look so I sanded them. Now they look perfect!

Puts me in the right spirit to visit the

Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Weekend Event

presented by the
Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
Near Philadelphia International Airport (free shuttle to the hotel)
April 29 - May 1, 2016
Optional Workshops: Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Weekend Event: Friday 6:00p.m. to Sunday 7:30p.m.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cracked Gesso




I can count on gesso giving me a great crackle when I lay it on thick. With this one I focused on that detail.

Lines and Spaces


My first project in art school was creating a Mondrian. I still chant from time to time... Mondrian, lines and spaces. I put a layer of paper mache on a canvas and pushed the lines in with the edge of a ruler. I love all the texture. Once I got the colors the way I wanted them I aged it with a wash so it looked like it had been hanging on someones wall for 30 years.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gilbert Saw a Face


No black was used in this painting, just a blending of colors.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Ways of Adding Texture


I've been having fun experimenting with adding CelluClay to my paintings. It's an instant paper mache' that you can either add first, let dry and paint or add paint to it and use on the canvas.  A palette knife works well in applying the paint and clay. For this piece I only used 3 acrylic colors, white, orange and blue.