As a creative, there is always the need to make something and if your not doing, making, creating what you love you can feel lost. Well for me that is how I felt during the past three years. It started out well, I was happy to have a new job, experiencing new people but eventually the work just wasn’t for me anymore. I needed to make a change for my own well being and purpose. Over the course of my work days, I realized the work was boring, non-stimulating it was dulling my senses, kinda sucking the life from my soul (dramatic I know but its how I felt).
Taking time to contemplate my situation, realizing my life goals I decided to take a leap of faith. Now my goal is to go full throttle with my art and work with anything that promotes my creative and brings me joy. These days I am feeling happier and lighter in spirit which is carrying over into the art I create. I always had a love of watercolor, and recently have been working on small paintings on paper, inspired by nature.
I want to share a little joy with you. Because I enjoy giving and sharing my work, I am offering a giveaway this week. I am selecting three winners BUT the winners will have to gift the art away. (No spamming, or mailings etc.) You can visit my artist page on Facebook, like the giveaway post and comment with the name of person you would like to give art to if you won. (no tagging or sharing required) Just a little giveaway… You can just stop by say hello if you don’t wish to participate.. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and view my art!!
Small works of art, 5×7″ watercolor and marker on canson 140 lb cold press paper
Visit my artist page on Facebook for giveaway details
My other works of art on paper now available on Etsy.
Wonderful opportunities happen when you least expect it. I was invited to open up shop for two days at Bernard Katz Glass Studio. I will take the opportunity to showcase my art pendants, whimsical mixed media paintings and art card stationary. Plenty of affordable unique gifts. Prices ranging from $15. to $55.
If you are in the Philadelphia area stop by and say hello. Light refreshments will be offered.
Let me take you on my journey, the process of creating this mixed media family portrait (caricature) I began by using recycled material, in this case I used a composite board that was part of a frame, it is the base in which I build upon…
Lately I have been experimenting with cut paper, and other materials to mix up my creations, thanks to my participation in the 100 artworks challenge,
Using my composite board as base, and a beach theme, my background consists of various patterns, colors and shapes. My art drug of choice Mod Podge (matte medium and glossy) to adhere the paper to the board and also coat everything when completed.
After the background is in place, rough sketches were made for the portrait rendering. Played around with the cut sketches to figure out my placement and size. When satisfied with the look, I transferred the drawing onto watercolor paper (Canson cold press 140lbs) painted with (Rowney) Watercolor and black marker was used to render the portraits.
When the watercolor portraits were completed, I cut out each person to adhere individually to the board. Some finishing touches were added, cut paper birds, surf board and use of metallic marker. Final step, coating the entire board with matte medium Mod Podge including a coat of a glossy finish for the surf board and just the ocean area.