Missing Art Class

Hello friends,

It sure has been a long time since I posted anything! I HAVE been working long and hard on many of my monoprints on artist tiles.

I am more in love with my Gelli printing plate than ever. I use it for almost every background I use for mixed-media and collage paper.

This piece was a result of taking an online course with Carla Sonheim.  She teaches a great class that gets you to look at nothing and see something!  I could learn from her every day of the week.

In this print, I saw this long legged bird, so I painted the blue around the figure. I added some collage papers, one from an old map and the “artwork” was part of another monoprint using the Gelli printing plate.

Thanks for stopping by!

Selfie

Selfie

I didn’t know the term “selfie” until I heard it used on the hysterical show, “Impractical Jokers”. What do you want? I’m middle-aged with children too young to know this modern phrase for taking a picture of yourself.

I did this as part of an art challenge that was posed to a group I’m in called, The Documented Life Project. It said to take a selfie on your phone or illustrate one of yourself in some way. Because I’m so into Photoshop these days, I decided to “illustrate” or compose my image from several projects I did in the past.

I had painted this self-portrait in watercolor on canvas paper last year in my mixed-media class. The colorful background is the Gelli monoprint “Breathe Deep and Hold” that I believe I posted here awhile back. Then I made some Photoshop magic with layering and different effects.

I added my mom and dad because when I look at myself I see them. Their pictures are two of my favorites!! Then I plopped the kiddies in there too because I see some of myself when I look at them.

Abstract#2

Abstract#2

More fun with photo collaging…see there is a reason why I have been taking pictures of strange objects for over 30 years. Now they have a purpose!

Windmill #3

Windmill #3

More photo collaging with my photos from a trip to Arizona (and my Gelli Monoprints)…thought I wanted to use them for inspiration for painting, but digging this a lot more!

Cactus #5

Cactus #5

Oh my where does the time go to? I have been working on many projects, just not finishing them! Here is one I made for an artist gift exchange. I created it in Photoshop using my photography from my trips to Arizona and Niagara Falls with some of my Gelli monoprints layered in the background. The lyrics are to the song “Oh My Pa-Pa” which my granny had translated from italian for my mom when her dad died. I chose those lyrics because this was one big daddy of a cactus!