Tuesday, May 25, 2010

painting with nancy

when nancy emailed to see about getting together for art night i asked if she would come over here, as the thought of organizing & making manageable the "art stuff" needed (using the term VERY loosely) for current projects was daunting....

so she did, and we had fun drinking wine, catching up & working on our respective pieces. this is horrible and i can't imagine how to make it better. i put way too much tissue with red flora on it then gessoed back over most.

then, for some reason, i thought i'd add more red. ack! when i was uploading this, i saw one of my other mm pieces in progress & it didn't look too dandy either, but the finished piece is good. so maybe there's hope.

i had better luck with magnets. i put a few finishing touches on the ones from last night & made these.

the rose is on tracing paper, and i colored the back with colored pencil. nice effect, thanks again anne! looking forward to using this on a bigger piece-

and that's it for now. it was great to see nancy & make art with her- it's been a while since we've had a tuesday session & i miss them!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You just need to step back from the piece with the red. I immediately saw progress after adding the big red *A* and other bits. I would suggest some light color paper pieces (with pattern) or more B/W textural. I love the bird---I think it needs something to connect with.....make sense?
Cool, cool stuff and sounds like it was FUN!


Barb said...

Hmmm - the map of IN with a black rose. There is a message in that - but, what? I love the Dragonfly, too.