Monday, August 25, 2014

Collage Workshop

Cigar Box Decoupage

I had great fun bringing out my 'inner' abstract artist at a weekend collage workshop at the Art Complex Museum a week ago. I love cutting and pasting and gluing and I 'arted' up this cigar box with a torn map and buttons a la Sally Dean. She's the education coordinator at the ACM and was also a participant. Of course, we were incorrigible ;)
Inside, I put a photo of my niece Chrissie and I, taken in one of those photo booths, at Paragon Park, way back in the day. 
She's an artsy girl herself and I'm giving it to her. She will love it!

Cigar Box Interior

One of my brothers did the rabbit ears thing :D

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Spencer's Island

Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia
4x10 watercolor
I made this little sketch in pen and ink before doing the painting. Some elements have been eliminated to showcase the smooth water and Spencer's Island which is off to the left. This is where the Mary Celeste was built. I often wish I could go back in time and see what this land looked like during the Age of Sail. 

Saturday, August 02, 2014


View of Cape Split from Partridge Island
4x12 watercolor
This is not the painting I originally planned to submit to the GJWP challenge this month, but the first one is only half finished, having been started the day before we left for Nova Scotia and it was just a bit more complicated than it needed to be.
I did this down at Partridge Island this afternoon. Don't know if it's noticeable but there's some shimmery silver paint in it. Don and I  are having a wonderful time staying with Cousin Barb, Marilyn, Abbie the Yellow Lab and sweet cats, Molly and Honey. Tomorrow we're attending a Yorke family reunion in Diligent River ;)

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