Monday, August 25, 2008

A new drawing and an update on a painting

Two pieces this week... First a drawing that will be the basis for another painting but that will be another day. The second one I posted earlier but felt it still needed something... I worked on the background buildings across the bay and now I'm happier with it.

Another thing we did this weekend was the annual block party on our street... we had to take a dish to pass. We took a tuna salad, called Tunasian Salad, that has been a big hit every time I've served it. I got it from an artist friend, Peter Johnson, and I thought some of you might like it... it's not your usual Tuna Salad.
Mix together:
Washed Rice, brown or white, we use brown
Frozen Peas
Black Olives
Whole Vidalia Onion, Chopped
Albacore Tuna
Juice of Fresh Lemon
Black Pepper
Proportions are determined by the size of your onion... with a medium sized onion I usually use a couple of cups of rice (that's the uncooked measurement) and two small or one large can of tuna. The rest of the ingredients depend on your taste.

Olive Oil equal to the Juice of the Lemon
A bit of Balsamic vinegar (to taste)
and add to the above ingredients

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mixed Media Transfer

This has been a busy week for things other than art; however, I did get a couple of small pieces done using the technique I used on the Foster Girls from last week. My cousin's daughter is getting married so I swiped a couple of photos of she and her intended from their web-site and did a couple pieces... one has been matted and put with her shower gift which is on it's way to the shower so I can't show it to you. This is the second one and I think I'll give to her parents... it's a photo of the couple the night they got engaged.

Monday, August 11, 2008

an old photo, caryns and a couple pours

I've been away... my week of R&R at Spider Lake... and while I was there I was very productive. In addition to swimming three times a day I managed to get some artwork done. But first... what a thrill to come home and learn that one of the artists I admire so much has given me a Brillante Weblog Award. I'm honored... truly. And there are so many artists I'd like to nominate... have to think about that one.... I digress....

I've said before that I love to experiment with different media... that was the case this week.... Here's what I did...
Sculpture... I built small caryns out of stones I picked up on the beach every time I went for a swim.
Paintings poured... I finished San Miguel which I've been working on for awhile... it's a full sheet; I did a larger version of the sunlight table top.... a quarter sheet; and I've almost finished a half sheet version of "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay". I'm going to look at it for awhile... I think I want to bring out the shore just a little more.
An old photo... it's a mixed media piece... the photo is of my mother and her sister... I was going to call it the Foster Sisters (their maiden name) but when I told a friend that was the title she wondered who's foster children they were so I've changed it to the Foster Girls.