It isn’t really a plein air piece just practice. I am committed to doing plein air this summer. It’s something I quit doing a few years back and I miss it. Seems I needed a push to get going again and I got just that from a friend who has taken up painting. She wants to learn so she asked me if we could set a time to do it on a regular basis this summer.
We’re starting a week from tomorrow. When I saw this image on the Weekend Drawing Event (WDE) over on the wetcanvas site it seemed a good image to practice on.
I’m also working on some poured pieces but they go slowly. So while waiting for things to dry there I made more jewelry.
The first two pieces are Steampunk, a necklace and a broach. Both have watch parts, a cameo and part of an old bracelet. The broach is backed with part of a doily that has been stiffened with gel medium and the necklace is backed with an old poker chip.
The third piece is another necklace, this time made from a scrap of copper, part of a painting on canvas that I didn’t like so I cut it up, part of a Godiva Chocolate tin and a few beads.
The jewelry is just for me and maybe some gifts; I’m still a rank beginner at metal jewelry so I don’t feel ready to sell any of it. However, I do have one of the best instructors around. I wish she would get her website going so I could point you all over there. I am having fun doing it and may end up doing some wall pieces using the metal – fabric combination.
I’m still dealing with computer issues; however, I am beginning to find my way around a bit easier. Changes to the site are still in the thinking stages but changes will be coming.