Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Here are a couple of finished projects- UFO no more! As usual, you can click to enlarge.

Here is a little 4 x 6 acrylic painting I did that I will be giving my sis for her birthday tomorrow. I used coarse pumice gel on gessoed canvas to give it the bumpy texture. I am hoping to do several more of these on gatorboard to put in the etsy shop. Sorry the photo is fuzzy. And here are the last of my Christmas Thank you cards. I couldn't get the camera to not flash, so sorry about the glare. The last time I posted about these, I was still adding layers.
This abstract is still a UFO, but I wanted to post it anyhow. It is acrylic on canvas. I am now adding details. Working title: The Shape of Things. Have I told you how much I love my easel, sitting down here by the fire, and painting? It doesn't even matter that I have no idea what I am doing- it is relaxing and fun.

And this may not be exciting to you, but just looking at this photo makes me smile! This is a box of leftover gatorboard, from Crissy. In her family's business, they use a ton of gatorboard, and generate a lot of scraps, and in my art, I use a lot of substrate, but canvas is so pricey, and much of my work is experimental. So, if I can use their scraps, everyone is happy. "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" in action!

I now need to spend some time cutting these into smaller pieces, and applying gesso, coarse and fine pumice gels, and such to get these ready to use. Fun!
That is all for now- I have about another hour to work down here, so it is time to get off this thing, stuff the woodstove, crank the tunes, and get going!


Crissy said...

Oh, I'm showing Corky these photos tonight! He'll love to see his scraps in an actual studio!!

Needleroozer said...

Good! I took them just for him, lol.

Tami said...

Wow, you've been busy attacking the UFOs in your studio. Very cool!

Lisa said...

I love your cards!!! You need to put some in your Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing all your projects.

Dy said...

Absolutely fantastic!! I love the projects, and the new gatorboard, just waiting for inspiration (and a little pumice, but that doesn't sound quite as romantic, does it?)

Your sis will love her gift. :-) It's beautiful.


Needleroozer said...

Yes! I always feel bad for working on new stuff when I have so many UFOs, but that is just something else for me to let go of, and just do. I need to email you about the trade for Feb, don't I?!
These were just postcards, but that isn't a bad idea.
You crack me up. Yeah, pumice works for texture (and toes), but it isn't very inspiring.
Thanks for the support, ladies!

Laney said...

I wish you lived by me. I would sooo hire you to teach my kids art. :-)

Amy/thefoilhat said...

Ooooo fun stuff, LB. 8)

melissa said...

These are really good. My daughter is just starting in acrylics, and the artist in her MUST be creative and just be left to wander and explore through any new medium. She really enjoyed looking at these.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, my earlier comment didn't "take." LB, these are fantastic! I will no longer listen to any comments that you are a beginner!!! I'm extremely impressed.

My favorite is the flowers and picket fence--the flowers are like friendly faces lined up to greet you. Also, I don't see that The Shape of Things is UFO at all--it looks perfect to me as it is! And the cards are whimsical and just right. You have a great eye.


Needleroozer said...

Funny- I hear this all the time from Dy. IF I am ever in your neck of the woods, I will do some nature study with your boys, okay?

I left you a comment- curious how S is learning acrylics.
Amy, thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for your generous comments! I really don't know what I am doing, but it is wonderful to hear that you like it anyhow! You are the first person to comment on The Shape of Things- I was starting to worry it wasn't good.

Thanks for all your support ladies- it keeps me going.

Pamela said...

Go girl ~ I LOVE the thank you cards. The ones we got to share are being used as book marks. They delight me a new everytime I see them:)

Create-a-way dear one,

Oh, and LOVE the reminder on the enlarge function. So very cool.