Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moore in the Gardens

I attended an educators day at the Denver Botanic Gardens featuring a guided tour of the new Moore Sculpture Exhibit.
This sculpture is entitled Oval with Points. Moore got his inspiration from an elephants skull. The negative space is so interesting in this one.

The Hill Arches is Moores most Abstract work. This was covered in acid to get the green look. There is an orb in the center.

The Knife Edge is two sculpture pieces like a ravine. This has an organic theme.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Altered Art Baroque Collage

This was a painting I started in Lynne Perella's class "Go Baroque" at Artfest. We started with a photocopy of a person and collaged it onto a gessoed background. We started with a type of paper called roisin paper. It was very large two feet by 4 feet. Then we used Portfolio oil pastels to color the background and the body and face of our subject. We also added acrylic paint and strips of patterned paper to give the baroque feel. We chose some black and white copies of architecture to include in the painting. THis was so much fun to do. I would like to do a smaller one next using some of the same techniques. The hair was composed of paper napkin roses. Real ribbon for the neck.Lynne was a great teacher and helped each student the whole day.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Back from Artfest

We had a great time in Port Townsend, WA at our second time to Artfest. Here we are with our teacher Karen Michel in the woodblock collage class. There was alot of hammering going on. This was a fun class, we learned how to give a patina to the wood with ink.

One night they had journaling by the beach get together. There was a bonfire with hotdogs and s'mores and beverages one night. Here are some gals working on their journals.

Everything was so green in Seattle. I was such a welcome to spring. The drive from Seattle (about 3 hours including ferry ride) was beautiful, full of flowers, trees and everything growing from all the humidity there.

We spent a day at Seattle- here is pike market with all the seafood lined up. We also had some chowder, mussels, clams and dungeness crabs. We dont get that in Denver.

Here is the Olympic Sculpture park in Seattle. This is one of Calders sculpture.