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Saturday, July 29, 2017

100 Day Challenge #43

Watercolor, ink, acrylic paint. This one is entitled "Spirit Bird."

100 Day Challenge #42

I call this one Serengeti, because the motif on the right is African. Wrapping paper, hand drawn stamps, acrylic paint, ink

Some of these designs came from Fast Freehand Fills, Cultural Flair by Dawn Summerall.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

100 Day Challenge #40

Acrylic paint, ink, collage, stamping with found objects.

I am beginning to feel in a rut here. I'll try to do something different tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 39

This opne is entitled "The Incubator," Acrylic paint, monoprinting, ephemera, deli paper, watercolor pencil.

Monday, July 24, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 38

This one is entitled "Ripples On The Water."  Acrylic paint, painted papers, ephemera, watercolor pencil, stencilling, collage.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 37

Acrylic paint, graphite, watercolor pencil, India ink. Inspired by a design on one of my coffee mugs.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 33

So I'm one-third through the challenge! I may revise this one but am still looking at it. I'll post a revision if I do change it.  Acrylic paint, hand drawn stamps, ink.

So I did change the color of the sun motif. I am satisfied with this one.

I make my stamps with cut up styrofoam meat trays. I just draw a design and spread paint with a cosmetic sponge. Wash them off as soon as you use them. They last indefinitely. For ideas, Dawn Summerall has 3 excellent books about different types of freehand fills. Here's my favorite: Fast Freehand Fills Cultural Flair

Monday, July 17, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 31

This one is entitled "Ghost Ship." Acrylic paint, ink. Monoprint background (the ghost print), freehand drawing, stencil.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

100 Day Challenge #30

This is definitely a shamanic piece. I have entitled it White Sun Kisses Autumn Trees. Hand printed papers, ink, acrylic paint, rubber stamped design.

Friday, July 14, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 28

Monoprinted shape, painted paper, ephemera, acrylic paint. I like the blended background in this one.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

100 Day Challenge #27

This one reminds me of an Inuit totem drawing. Ephemera, monoprint with string resist, acrylic paint, hand painted paper

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

100 Day Challenge #26

Without looking, I grabbed 2 colors of paint. These are colors that I don't usually use. Scraffito, acrylic paint, ink, rubbing alcohol

Monday, July 10, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 24

I feel that this one is going to evolve into something else. When I figure it out, I'll post the "after" image. Acrylic paint, paper towel, colored pencil, chalk.

I already blended the colored pencil a bit. We'll see what happens.

SO, it's the next day and I've gotten 4 responses. One person said it's "tree-like." I've also gotten bird, firefly and Phoenix. I'm going to leave this piece as-is, for that reason. What do you see?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

100 Day Challenge # 23

This one is entitled "The Grandfather Clock on the Landing" I printed some circle designs on printmaking paper. Then I looked for circular images. The clock defined the entire concept.

Friday, July 7, 2017

100 Day Challenge #22

100 Day Challenge #22 Vintage book parts, hand painted papers, ephemera, graphite, India ink, paper napkin, chalk. This is the first time I've used the Derwent extra large graphite blocks. They can be used as a water medium, and are the blue color around the gray/black square. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

100 Day Challenge #21

100 day Challenge #21 Acrylic paint, ephemera, blending chalks, India ink. Collage and mark making.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

100 Day Challenge #20

Ephemera, acrylic paint, India ink  The original of this was OK, but after looking at it for a few hours I decided to add more contrast. Here are the before and after photos.



Roxanne Padgett wrote a great book about acrylic techniques. In it she shows ways to paint over magazine pages as a substrate. This is one of those. You can see her book on Amazon: Roxanne Padgett

Sunday, July 2, 2017

100 Day Challenge #18

Hand painted papers, vintage book pages, water soluble wax crayon, coffee.

100 Day Challenge # 17

I was frustrated that the photos of this one were hazy. Then I realized that the distressed papers are hazy. This really is what the piece looks like. Hand distressed ephemera, hand painted papers.