This week indeed has been spent working on the bird Family Day after day. It is growing and I think it might be complete by the end of the weekend! Yes I attached those feathers one at a time… Some of these pictures you may have seen and I will post new ones today when I get to the studio.
But 1st this morning I have to pick up my art from the Time Gallery. I hope you have had a chance to go see it if you are in the Peoria area because it’s coming down at 9:00 a.m. After that I head downtown to the riverfront where the Peoria Art Guild’s Fine Art Fair will begin at 10 Am… I will be in the IAL booth until noon answering questions pertaining to membership with the Illinois Art League. Come on down!
After lunch it will be back to the studio and back to the bird family. Have a fun Saturday!
Today was a pretty fun day.. I had 2 classes of art journalers… For both classes I asked them to look through magazines and find things that reminded them of summer. Then we cut them out and arranged a 2 page spread with them. Here are a couple of them One did not finish her gluing so I wasn’t able to take a picture.
The remainder of my day was spent taking artwork down to the spraying room and making sure everything had enough coats of varnish. I need to be sure these will dry by by Saturday so I can pack them up for the wine and art festival on Sunday. Apparently I will also be putting new wires on them Saturday as I had to order wire from Amazon.
Those are just a few I think I have eight or nine pieces in all to take with me. Ciao for now!
This week is a very hectic week. It’s my teaching week, and it is the week I am trying to get all of my artwork ready for a show I’m going to be in on Sunday, July 18th. It is the Art and Wine Festival at Mackinaw Vineyard. I love this show, I love the vineyard, the atmosphere. It’s just a really fun place to be. If you get a chance you should come out… there is a pond and I think there’s a fountain and a gazebo that goes out into the pond. There is a pavilion to get out of the direct sun where artists are displaying and hopefully selling their Wares. I love seeing all of the different things on display. There is also typically been music. One year there was a guy who reminded me of James Taylor sitting and strumming on his guitar playing very pleasant music. Another year was a trio of musicians who are equally as pleasant just a little bit louder. All in all it’s a very good show and makes for a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Look it up! Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in Illinois. The show is from noon till 6 p.m. Maybe I’ll see you there!
This is one of the pieces I’ve been working on for the show, the texture in it is great! I have several others at the studio that I am putting wires on the back of this week. Maybe I will sneak a couple Peeks in tomorrow.
My how things can change in a day. The paper I used turned out to be much thinner than I realized. It’s watercolor paper but a much lesser grade than I normally use. When you are putting a lot of liquid down you want the paper to be able to hold it. These papers leaked through to the table I was working on. Fortunately I keep a plastic cover on the table just for this reason.
So, to remind you from whence it came, here is the 1st layer’s photo from Thursday evening…
I worked on all 3 of these yesterday but only photographed 2 of them.The third one was off on a different table drying… Here are those 2….
Indeed… What a difference a day makes…I actually hate that I’m going to cut them up!! But that is what they were planned for so I’m sure it will be fine.