I had a great weekend. Stayed busy in the studio both Saturday and Sunday. I did finally finish (well almost) the paiting above. I just have to varnish it and put the saw tooth hanger on it.
And........I finsihed my bird painting (almost). I still have to put the hanger on the back. I love the layered effect. I ended up putting two layers of tar gel on it. If you have never tried it and you are a fan of mixed media, you should. It is a "Golden" product. I love it.
I finished this one also. This is not a good picture of it. It is a little blurry. I ended up framing it in a a gold frame--still gotta put the hanger o this one also....
This is the second bird picture that I have done. It is in the preliminary stages. I covered the piece of wood with sheetrock mud, I marked up the sheetrock mud with a nail and other assorted sharp objects. I put a light wash of acrylic paint on it --assorted colors. Then I sanded it, repainted it with another wash, let it dry and cover with a gel medium to seal it. Then, painted the bird. I have added assorted ephemera on it, but it is not shown in this picture.
This is the beginning of my Janis Joplin. I still have alot of work to do on it, but I did get a good start on it.......
still have to work on the arms, bangels, rings, and touch up the feathers on her head,
I went to Tractor Supply this weekend and found some plants thats I think will go great in my garden.
I bought some Asparagus and rhubarb. I have tried to plant it before but it didn't make it. When I lived in England I grew rhubarb and gooseberries. I had a great old lady living next to me. Her name was Stella. I could give her rhubarb and gooseberries and I would get a pie in return. How great was that? I also bought several vines and bushes- 2 Sweet Shrub, 1 hummingbird vine, and one Weigela. They are all supposed to attact butterflies and hummingbirds. I took pictures of them, I will post them.
Hope that you all have a creative week!