Paint Cut Glaze Paint Draw

more collage Prior to the NoBo First Friday show (in the usual creative frenzy of thinking I will get even more accomplished before the show), I began nine more bluebirds for 5×7 paintings.  I finished my first one last night!  A section of it is shown in the upper  right corner of the photo.

I began with a small canvas and applied color to the outer edges.  While at one of my favorite stores, Two Hands Paperie, I found a beautiful pack of papers.  After choosing one of these lovely paper as a background for the bird, I cut it to the desired size and applied it to the canvas.  Using one of the previously painted nine birds, I trimmed it out (similar to the one with the white background) and applied the bird to the background.  At this point the background competed for attention with the bird and I brushed on a glaze to tone it down.

Next, I painted more leaves and branches.  After allowing drying time, I picked up a pen and added lines for shading and outlining.  The ink added more depth and dimension to the piece.  All that is now left to do is sign it!

If you are so interested by this little bluebird and would like to inquire regarding purchasing, contact me through the “contact” tab above.

Have a beautiful day!

Joan

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NoBo First Friday Show

Tweet tweet!
Twitter? No.
Bluebirds? Yes!
Spring is right around the corner and my mind goes to spring! The thought of warm breezes and the sounds of birds chirping away!

In preparation for the NoBo First Friday Show tomorrow night, I’ve been working away on various forms of 2 and 3 dimensional collage.  Three bluebird canvases will be there with acrylic, ink, fabric, paper and embroidery! Here are a couple detail photos …

leaf detail

leaf detail

bluebird detail

bluebird detail

In addition, I’ve met a clothing designer named Melissa Bell who has generously given me  scraps of her  fabric!  From those, I’m making collage animals by combining her fabrics with mine and adding embroidery.  Each animal is from my original design.

Melissa holding some of my animals - some are complete, some are in process.

Melissa holding some of my animals – some are complete, some are in process.

Here is a link to the NoBo Show information:

http://bouldersource.com/featured-friends/nobo-first-friday/

 

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Conversation

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Ruf Ruf

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Cats on Rug with Clouds

imageHow much fun can so many cats have?

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Valentine Flowers

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Bringing You Up to Speed

imageDue to a slow internet connection, I now post ZaOD, Feb. 14, 2014

 

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Make Up Drawing

imageAs the days become busier, this artist finds she gets to create make up drawings. This one was very fun to draw! Inspiration? You will see where it came from in the next post.

 

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Expecting Company

imageThis drawing resulted from admiring the style of clothing from an episode of Downton Abbey.

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Houses and Flags

 

Houses and Flags

Houses and Flags

Tonight’s drawing brought about choices of what to put on the background to add depth.

The reference photo had many more table legs which I left out.  The dark value if the upper left feet and legs help to balance the dark area on the mid-left area of the composition.

 

 

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