Oct 24, 2014

Maine workshop

If there's ever been a pretty area to hold a workshop in Oct....it's Maine.
A couple of weeks ago I gave a Torn Paper Paintings workshop in Bath, Maine. It's such a charming town. I've always enjoyed visits there....and I get to do that on a regular basis since I have a friend who doesn't live very far from town.
How nice it was to have a "Sold Out" class at the Centre St Arts Gallery. Love the two day classes since that gives everyone a good chance to complete a great piece of art!

The gallery was a terrific host for the weekend and they provided us all with a great space as well as some yummy baked goods & coffee!! Thanks to all!
The class was a fun group filled with students at all levels in their creativity!! As a result..there was much fun and laughter as well as a wide range of subjects chosen for their art.

 The pics here are just a sampling of the terrific artwork everyone created that weekend.
They all left very proud of what they accomplished and I certainly don't blame them!!

The gallery is looking to set a date for a spring weekend class next.
Since we had a sellout for the first one....if you're thinking of going to the next...I'd advise booking your spot early.

See you in the springtime!!

Oct 12, 2014


With autumn in the air and the leaves changing colors....I felt it was a good time to create some Gelli Print papers with some of those lovely leaves for using in my Torn Paper Paintings.
Using different shades of green...I impressed several leaves into the plate ...vein side down to create the best markings. Love the effect.
(click on pic for large image)

Next I used a bit more autumn color with the impressions of some different leaves.

Finally....using a heavily embossed and textured wallpaper, I made my impressions with this using more autumn colors.....Love it!!!

The paper created a real depth!