Artist in Mixed Media Mosaic Collage and Jewelry

Thursday, September 12, 2013


BUT . . . I'm definitely not going to make anywhere near the '30 in 30'.  If I cheated, and included new Jewelry pieces I've done, then I'd probably be real close but this is a 2-dimensional challenge so that won't work!   :)  I have been in the studio though, and actually painting everyday, but several of the pieces I've done are fairly large so there is no way I could finish them in a day.  I needed to get large pieces done for my upcoming show (this Friday) so I had to abandon the smaller work for now.  (Just in case you didn't see the last Blog, Artist Leslie Saeta  is hosting a '30 paintings in 30 days' challenge.  I think she said over 400 Artists are taking part in it.)  To see some of the Artists work you can Click Here

 So . . .  here are a few of the things I've accomplished since I last blogged on the 7th.

Sometime Shy needs a Friend
12 x 16 Mixed Media Collage

Evening on the Prairie
12 x 12 Acrylic on wood panel
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(still trying to decide where I want to be  ~ or maybe I should say where I'm comfortable, with my Painting)

A Time Past
5 x 7 Acrylic on wood panel
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Triple on the Black
Coral, Blackstone,TigerEye, Black Matte Glass and Brass Heishi.  Fastens with an easy open/close Toggle Clasp.

Not all of these are on my Website yet and since I'm leaving early in the morning for Idaho, they may not make it there for a few days.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know.  Thanks for peeking in  . . . Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

30 in 30!

I decided to sign up for Leslie Saeta's '30 in 30' Painting Challenge for the month of September.  The idea is to get you in the studio painting everyday, have fun with it, and just do what you can even if you can't get a painting done everyday.  Since the 'rules' were fairly easy I decided to sign up even though I will be gone for at least a week during this month.  (It should have been 2 weeks but our week of vacation was cancelled. That is actually, another whole Blog in and of itself!)  I have an upcoming Show in Idaho next week so I will be gone for that.

Anyway . . . I decided I would only Blog about the Challenge every few days or so rather than each day I do a new piece.  Easier on me and one less email you have to deal with!  I started a few days late into this too because I thought I was going to be away . . . on that vacation :( 

This is the first piece that I did.  As you can see from the different styles I am still 'exploring' which road I want to travel with my painting as versus my Collages.  Right now I'm enjoying the different 'moods' (and my husband would so agree with the 'mood' part!) so I guess that's what counts the most.

This is the first piece I did called "Sunsets are Free'

Sunsets are Free
12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas
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Colorwise, this is probably closer to my Collages than the next two.  I enjoyed painting this one and have another, larger piece in this style started.

Next comes  'Abandoned to the Night'

Abandoned to the Night
5" x 7" Acrylic on Wood panel
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And lastly  'Night Watch'

Night Watch
6" x 6" Acrylic on wood panel
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I did this background like I do on a lot of my Collages ~ with a brayer.  Then I just let it tell me which direction to go.  I saw a forest and then decided to add this tree sitting on these rocks (from a photo I'd taken last winter actually ~ the tree was in hibernation and the rocks covered with snow?!! : / 

If you remember, last week I did the Palette knife painting (before the challenge started).  If you have a moment, I would love comments, or thoughts, on what you like best (or don't like).  Thank you.

In the meantime, have a great weekend!