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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bubble Burst

Here's a kick in the pants. While working with gelatos over gesso I made a discovery, gelatos seem to help gesso let go and slide off when you add enough water. Live and learn, however, I really liked the salmon, turquoise and dark plum background and so when the gelato/gesso/water slurry came off, I mopped up with paper towels. I like the way it came out. This was fun, makes me think of the "Bubble Burst" type games. Maria McGuire designed this "Doodle It Landscape" stencil.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Number 5

I was up late last night not something I typically do...and this piece was the product of a Friday night blitz.  I worked on backgrounds primarily but this one just kept calling to me. "Finish me, finish me"...who can sleep with all that begging going on? This incorporates a MaryBeth Shaw design 6x6 scribble stencil and Maria McGuire, "Doodle It, Landscape" stencil design.  I worked gelatos into the stencil spaces and got this raised texture outline

"Figure in the Shadow"

Abstract, acrylic paint on Masonite.

Friday, August 12, 2016


"Number 3" and "Peacock" works on 12x9" paper using gelatos on top of acrylic paint with "Mod
Ovals and Circles" 6x6" stencil designed by Liz Mayne from StencilGirl

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"Spacial Abstraction" Mid-century Mod 7

This is a 9"X12 Abstract mixed media piece created with gesso, spray inks, acrylic paint, Mary C. Nassar's stencil designs for the August StencilClub @  This work was created as a "StencilGirl Voices" contribution. My first steps were to lay all three designs on the paper and spray them heavily with Dylusions spray inks.  I saturated the paper pulled the stencils and the foundation for the design was created. I started experimenting using mini gellie shapes saturated with gesso, placing the gessoed side down on the inked stencil designs.  I made a surprise discovery when I pulled the gellie shapes the inks transferred to the gessoed mini shapes. I promptly found another sheet of paper and presto had a subtle image to mono print from the gellie shapes. I digress.  I kept working with the lights and darks in acrylic paints, taming the conglomeration of shapes and colors into a more pleasing layered design. Moral of the story, if you are going to gamble on an idea, plan to stay with it until you have accomplished an end product that pleases you. Thanks for checking in on my blog.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

"Playing in Circles"

"Playing in Circles" 9X12" on paper, acrylic paint, gesso, Derwent graphite pencils water washed with fine brush, Charles Leonard hole reinforcements, gel pens, Signo uni ball white pen, StencilGirl Products design by Maria McGuire L347.