and the sun is SHINNING!!! ♥
Top it all with a holiday weekend here in the
Thanks again to Eva and Kristin for keeping this amazing party going!!!
Plus BIG CONGRATS to Kat of dreamcolor-kat for being chosen for the featured artist of the week!
We had another week of wet and cooler weather here so there's a bit more art to share.
For Summer of Color we had to use two red and a metallic if our choice.
For my reds I chose Bombay Inks in Bright Red & Cherry Red and for the metallic I used Artist Loft's Deep Yellow and Liquitex Basic's irridescent medium to create a bright and shinny gold.
The painting is a Bee Balm blossom. I have been working with my Bee Balm all week after the storms last week knocked so much of it down.
Ending up with several jars like this to use in some yummy tea blends..
The next art was another make over a pencil drawing I did a couple of years ago...
The drawing was done on a sheet of printer paper which I later glued into one of my journals.. I didn't do a very good job of gluing so there are lots of wrinkles. Just added texture, RIGHT :)
Then I started laying layers of glazes and paints....
Finally ending up with this ...
I learned this method in an E-Class I took at
Kat Can Paint I had saved the PDF file from the class and used it as a refresher last week . When I went to look at it again this week I had accidentally deleted it when cleaning up my downloads :( so went to see if I could find it online and her blog is now longer open. I did find a couple of the videos from the class on YouTube but not the whole class. So I have to do a bunch of them now while I can remember the class and maybe then I'll retain the method in this old and worn out brain.
Next I just played in one of my journals doing a big eye while I listened to the June 28th Grateful Dead "FARE THEE WELL" concert. Sure wish I had been able to go to at least one of these 5 shows :( My daughter managed to get tickets to all five so I'll have lots of pictures to look at whenever I see her next :) !
Doing the eye brought back memories of 2008 when I was on a Prisma Colored Pencil addiction and drew a ton of eyes all year.
Here are just a few...
which were all done in the ACEO format...
2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.
You might say I was a bit compulsive with doing the eyes :) I was caring for my MIL at that time. She had Dementia and was going through a phase where she had to be able to see me ( or whoever was watching her at the time) or she would have panic attacks. She didn't talk much just sat in front of the TV but she had to be able to see me. So I would set on the couch and draw with the colored pencils.... all evening. I produced lots of tiny pieces of art during that stage of her illness.
Since I've already over loaded you with photo's we won't take a garden tour this week. Not much happening there anyhow because of the rain and very cloudy days. I did get one ripe and very yummy tomato though.
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