Fountain Street Open Studio Pictures

Though Open Studios was a few weeks ago I realized I never posted any of the pictures I took.  Here are a few so you can see my setup if you weren’t able to attend.  For those of you who stopped by – thank you!  It was great to see some old friends and to meet some new ones.

Yellow Tape Mosaic

Here is another entry created while i sat at Open Studios.  I took my tape again and used it on G magazine from the globe to lay a background.  Once the background was done I specifically looked for red subjects to build a design into the overall design.  I hope you like it.  Happy Sunday!

Vertical Vertigo

Okay, so I created this at open studios.  Does it look vertical – yes – it should.  I created it with tape.  I lay the tape over sections of newspaper and peel it up.   With the tape come color and shapes.  I lay those segments down to make the miniature collage.  I love the outcome – how about you?

Traversing Dreams and Memories

I started this card by cutting and gluing circles of foil.  From there I took a piece of wax paper, crumpled it, colored on it with marker, and then wiped the marker so it only remained in the webwork of the crinkled lines. I crumpled it again and glued it down.  Then I wiped the surface first with red violet ink and then black.  The ink highlights the raised portions of the wax paper.  Finally I wrapped the entire piece with thread.  Looking at it looked like the lines were pathways through a landscape.  But more of an imaginary landscape or one from a foggy memory.  Fountain Street Open Studios starts tonight and runs through the weekend.  Please stop by to say hello!

14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm.  Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building.  I look forward to seeing you there.  For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .

Up With The Arts

Todays postcard celebrates the arts.  I love Scott Joplin music and that provided the base and inspiration for today’s card.  I had a piece that I had scanned from a book of his music that I loved to play.  I glued it down and considered where to go next.  I decided to turn to tape and the G section of the Globe.  I began to use the tape to “pull” up pieces of words and pictures relating to the arts.  The nice thing about the tape was that it let you still get a view of the music.  Only the gold ticket was something cut out and glued down.  What’s the theme song to your life?!

14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm.  Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building.  I look forward to seeing you there.  For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .

Fun with Foil!

Good afternoon.  Yes, I am late with my post today – I just finished my postcard.  Once again I grabbed what was at hand which happened to be some foil scraps.  They weren’t big enough to cover the entire surface of the postcard so I ripped them into pieces and applied them to fill the area.  From there I took a black sharpie and cross hatched the spaces between the foil pieces.  To finish I took a stamp I made and using red ink stamped the entire surface of the card.  I love the result – see what you think!

14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm.  Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building.  I look forward to seeing you there.  For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .

Grab What You Can Reach!

That’s what I did to create today’s postcard.  Literally just items in easy reach.  I started with a magazine scrap cut out yesterday.  To that I added two scrap pieces of wax paper.  Then I glued down some matte medium peelings from my table.  I had a spool of orangey thread that I grabbed and wrapped around the postcard.  To try to unite the whole thing I took a bit of gold acrylic and matte medium and painted over everything.  That didn’t do much, so I did it again using black acrylic.  That worked better.  Then I glued down a very thin scrap of magazine I found at hand.  Lastly, while it was still wet, I painted into some of the areas formed by the thread with black watercolor.

 

14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm.  Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building.  I look forward to seeing you there.  For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .

Yellow Explosion for Easter

This afternoon I was fortunate enough to have some time to put together my daily postcard.  I decided to regress, have some fun and go back to cut and past.  I cut snippets of magazine pages that had nice colors or designs and glued them down.  Once I had my composition I decided that a bright shot of color would unite the entire piece.  I had some yellow paper from a flower bouquet that is rather transparent.  I cut a piece to fit over the top and am pleased with the result.

14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm.  Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building.  I look forward to seeing you there.  For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .

More is Better

There were so many steps to this card.  I started by gluing down scraps of newspaper.  The newspaper was covered by tracing paper with a black rubbing on it.  From there I moved to watercolor.  First some black applied in a watery wash to dull down the colors.  Then I added the wax paper shapes with the black ink.  I went back to watercolor and traced those with crimson and then starting adding yellow around the edges.  The finishing touch was the yellow tulle which coalesced all of the elements.  For some reason it has a map like quality to me.

 

14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm.  Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building.  I look forward to seeing you there.  For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .