Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I am in the process of finishing up another small piece of my mother when she was young and one of my son, Corey (Barley's dad). I've used the same process as above. I'm quite pleased with both and will upload the finished pieces when done.
I am madly working as I have the Isle of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on my own Amelia Island this weekend. And I am also getting ready for a small group show at a local bank, which has a lovely venue to show off artwork. I must be ready next week. EEK! Why, oh, why, did I do this to myself?
Photoshop Elements with my own images to come up with the pattern to applique. Obviously, I'm enjoying myself.
Monday, April 19, 2010
How I love the sea gulls. This one is mounted on 20 x 24" stretcher bars. I played with an image in Photoshop Elements and created applique pieces from that. I sure enjoy the process - one that I've used in "The Ballerina",
Blue Heron, and Silent Charlie. I take the image, erase the background, go into filter and select artist:cutout and play with the numbers. I have a portrait of my son in the works - not too happy with the lips and eyes, so more work to see if I can fix the problem. If not, I'll start from scratch.
I've sent the weekend experimenting with gelatin monoprinting again. I am pleased with some of my results, others not so. But isn't that part of the learning curve!? I'll upload my favorites soon.