Sunday, September 28, 2008

Alaska altered book

This spread shows the part of our trip where we flew into a remote area, Kennicott, there is a ghost town there from an old mine and two glaciers. We had a gorgeous day for the flight. Bright clear sunshine day so we could see everything. Down to the moose in the lake below.
Here are the beautiful mountains we stayed right outside of in Kennicott. We wore crampons for the glacier hike. The group ahead of us saw a mother bear and cubs. This was a nice place to get away from all the crowds. The only way into the town was to fly or drive for 3 hours on a gravel road going 30 mph and then had to take a footbridge to the town. One of the highlights of our trip. I used mulberry paper , pattern tissue paper for the mountains and paint to simulate the landscape we saw.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ink Resist Watercolor- Red Lion Pub

This was a part of a photo I took in London last summer of one of the many pubs. I used the ink resist with 140 lb water and white tempera. The flowers and leaves were tricky and got me frustrated for a while. I took a workshop with Peggy Morgan Stenmark to make this painting. She has incredible work with such detail.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Inspirational Board Book

I finished another spread in my scripture book. This time it's Stacey's book I was working in. I chose Proverbs 31 and used two of the verses. I covered the painted background with some mulberry paper on each side. I used pastel pencil and colored pencils to outline the image on the right. The second side lifts up to read the end of the verse... Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all (v. 29). I used my gold pen to outline the written words on both side. and my black pen to simulate stitching.
On Monday, we switch books again. I cant wait to see how she likes it.

Scroll down if you want to see another spread in the book.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Retreat in the mountains with an Art Lesson

I went to a retreat to Allenspark, Colorado just south of Rocky Mountain Park. The canyons and scenery were gorgeous. Here are some pics of our deck and the lodge we stayed in. 20 Women attended from my CBS class. We used these views for inspiration for the watercolor class of quaking aspens I demonstrated today.
I taught a Watercolor class using white oil pastel for the aspen trunks and watercolor pencil for flowers, leaves , and trunk details. I showed them how to mix colors for the different greens and golds of the aspens. We added our mountains in the background.

Here is one of the finished aspen paintings they completed in an hour.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Round robin board book

We are doing a round robin scripture board book trade. This is the first spread I did in Kim's book. I started with an acrylic painting of a colorado mountain scene. I chose the 23rd Psalm to go with my serene view. This represents the stage in my life I feel now. I added the fence with marker and finished off the flowers with colored pencil and puff paint. The image was from , a free image page.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Alaska Journaling Pages

I just got back from a visit to help my Mom with her knee surgery. While I was in her room, I found time to finish up my Alaska journals I had started. Here is one from our last day we ended up in VanCouver, we Loved the city.
Has anyone been to the town of Hoonah in Alaska? It was the only place we saw the native Alaskans. But the Dungeness crabs were delicious. And lots of whales there.
I had fun taking along my journaling markers and pens on my trip. Thats what I like about art journals, they are so portable and you can do many different techniques.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Art Day on Mondays

Our Art group decided to meet every monday morning this year and create some art. Here is the result from our first few times. We started with a gessoed watercolor background for texture and added multiple colors. It was alot of fun. Cant wait for next Monday!

New Journal Pages from the summer

We had our Kitchen remodeled and this was some of my experiences. I love the finished product!

This was a page from a themed art retreat called Artiscape in Sandusky Ohio.