Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Abstract Oil Pastel

Fun playing with my new "toys" Oil Pastel Cayons!
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Playing With Paint!


Night Shore

Sunrise Fog

My art instructor, Lorraine, would be proud!  I've actually done some painting since the Peters Valley Workshop, ending July 31st!
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Art in the Valley

On a fun tour of the Valley Arts District in Orange, NJ with Fran and Thomy.  Drinks and "dinner" later at the bar...we all agreed the food was much improved over our experience there a couple of years ago!

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Mohonk Mountain House 2011

I'm so excited....I was contacted by someone who had seen some of my Mohonk House photos on Flickr, and requested a slideshow of photos, for possible use of one on a Magazine cover!

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Monday, August 06, 2012

The Many Faces of a Sunflower

A  black & white photo I took of a sunflower as inspiration, five interpretations using the gel plate monoprint process.  I had just the primary colors of red, yellow, blue & white in acrylic and one flat 1" chinese brush at the class, so it was a fun challenge.
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Accidental Art

Brayer clean-off paper at the Gel Art Workshop at the Newark Museum.  What fun!
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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Mugged by Shutterfly

Thanks to a Shutterfly on-line coupon, I was able to create the white coffee mug below as a remembrance of the 5-day art workshop in Peter's Valley, "The Art of the Sketchbook."  Inspired by Ben Johnson's poem, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes" and the urging of Picasso to find my "inner child."

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Friday, August 03, 2012

Peter's Valley - In Paint & Photos

Had an inspiring time painting and photographing during the "The Art of the Sketchbook" workshop at Peter's Valley - July 27-31, 2012. Was able to attend thanks to friend Barbara who did the driving! Friend, Artist, and Teacher, Lorraine, was wonderful as I've come to expect over the years.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Hello,Van Gogh!

A mixed media (ink, acrylic, collage) interpretation of a bunch of sunflowers Beryl picked up at a local farmer's market near Peter's Valley

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Nature & Art - Peter's Valley, NJ

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Had a fun and excellent learning experience during a 5-day workshop at Peter's Valley, "The Art of the Sketchbook," with artist Lorraine Niemela. It was much more than just sketching...photographing, trying different media and techniques, assignments to stretch our creativity.

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