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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mais Oui, Sunflower

The previously mentioned workshop has me fully charged and I am playing with so many old sketches and turning them into new "creations". Truly, it's a blast!

So the first image is stage one that includes torn up copies of a some of my mixed media journal pages, (thanks Linka for teaching me how to do that!) and various fruits, flowers, leaves, stamps from other old paintings.


I added gesso to some Strathmore Inkjet Textured Paper. After all, the 15 minute online workshop I took was sponsored by Strathmore. Oddly, I had bought the paper before I even knew of the workshop. Then, I added some really drippy acrylics. I ran the original collage through the printer onto the newly painted paper.


I have some ideas about how to proceed. Stay tuned! Could be interesting :)



So, I did the next step according to the lesson and I had no feel for what to do with oil pastels. None. And, I haven't even decided I want to learn how to use them. I added some black. Linka always tells me "you need a little black". And, outlined some lettering, smeared some pastels around and walked away from the painting! So, I'll wait for the next lesson to see if I continue this little exercise. It's a process!


9 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

Looking forward to seeing where you go with this, carry on having fun!

nanke's stuff said...

What an interesting process! It looks like you're having a really good time with it! nancy

Shirley said...

Love what you are doing with these collages Lisa. I'd love to know what paper you are using to print out your original art. I got the paper recommended by Pam Carriker, but it seems too substantial. Or did you prepare the collage digitally and then just print it on your painted background paper.

Lisa Reed said...

Shirley-I had recently purchased a pkg of Strathmore 80# Inkjet paper. It is described as "lightly textured paper ideal for replicating pastel or watercolor artwork". I had bought it to turn some sketches into cards and still have the look of a watercolor. I did the collage (pasting pieces of old art) on the paper. Then,added gesso and acrylic paint-backwards way of going about it, but it's just what happened. I didn't know I wasn't going to like the white background. And, I need to get some oil pastels per Pam's instructions, as mine are stored back in Texas. I then printed the collage on the painted piece of strathmore. We will see where this goes!
Good to hear from you!

Alex said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and it really looks fun ^^

Shirley said...

Thanks Lisa. I will follow with interest!

raena said...

This sounds fun!

Elza said...

Please continue sharing your techniques. I learn so much from it. Congratulations on winning the Zelma Cinnamon painting. Her work is fabulous...but then yours is too.

Kay Cox said...

I think I may have to commit to this online workshop...these pieces are wonderful. Thanks for the heads up!