Blessings

I think my life is getting back to normal now. Remember my post a couple of posts back? YUP! My oldest son Chris is married now to his lovely wife Alison. It was such a wonderful day…being surrounded by all of their family and friends who love them so much. They are very happy. Me too 🙂                                                                        I painted another piece inspired from Alisons pinterest board for their wedding gift. My first time using gold leaf.       Take a look.​ Shhh!!!! They actually haven’t seen it yet 🙂

Art work in progress

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Start with painted papers

I loved the colors on this paper. If you look closely you can see the paper under the canvas. When I am painting I like to wipe the extra paint on my brushes and brayer off onto the paper I use to cover my table. I must be in a blue phase. They are ripped and placed on the canvas in a random pattern. I use matte gel medium to adhere them.
Next, what is a good complimentary color to blue? Use your color wheel if you don’t know. Yes! It’s Orange.

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Start adding paint over the collage

This is not finished yet. At this stage I am playing with color and composition. I have decided to do an acrylic abstract landscape painting using a palette knife. I am new to painting with palette knives. I LOVE how it feels and looks!
So….stay tuned…hoping to finish and post this tomorrow.

Ithaca Art Market Today

I went to the Ithaca art market today with my beautiful niece Demi and sister Melanie. WOW! A lot of local talent under one roof. So much to look at and get inspired about. I found my new friend Alice’s booth. I absolutely LOVE her work. I really must ask her where she got her clever biz name? Maybe I will interview her for one of my next posts.
I got some great booth ideas today too.       

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Melanie enjoying the works
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Where O Where did Demi go?
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Oh, there she is!

http://www.artspartner.org/content/view/ithaca-artist-markets.html

Nine blue ribbons

Yep! All of my nine paintings earned blue ribbons at the Seneca County Fair this year. I entered Jeans watercolor  red barn, a mixed media painting of pigs and 7 abstracts. I am posting what I titled my abstract milk paint series.

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Abstract milk paint series
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Abstract milk paint series
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Abstract milk paint series

These paintings are for sale. I think I will make some of these in a larger format. Do you like the colors?

Pinterest Inspired today

Alison, my future daughter in law, pinned this picture to her art board on Pinterest.

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Beautiful Flower picture found on Pinterest

Giving me a good idea for their wedding gift, I decided to give it a try. This is my piece. This is my first time mixing watercolor with acrylics. At first, I didn’t like it and I haven’t decided if it is finished yet. What do you think?

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My working piece of art. Playing with mixing watercolor and acrylic