Category Archives: Art

Staff Meeting Doodle

Staff Meeting Doodleink on paper

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Andromeda

Ugly Painting

I found a really ugly painting at Goodwill. The stretcher was nice, though, so I bought it with the intention of recycling it. I removed the loose strings and primed the canvas with gesso, before painting.

Andromeda

Andromeda detail

Andromeda detail
Andromeda
mixed media (acrylic, cotton string, beads, pottery shards, and glass) on canvas

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Circus Book

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Working

Makeshift Punching Cradle
Makeshift punching cradle

Circus Book

Circus Book

Circus Book

Circus Book
Circus Book
single-needle coptic binding with waxed linen thread, using repurposed book boards and card stock pages

I used spacers so there would be room to add collage work without stressing the binding. Some people like fat books that won’t close, but I’m not one of those people.

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Tacket Binding and Photo Albums

Tacket Binding

Tacket Binding

Tacket binding using a recycled encyclopedia cover. I’m planning on doing more of these, using the same encyclopedia set.

Sorting Photos

Photo Albums

I also spent the weekend sorting photos and getting a start on putting them into albums. Just when I thought I was finished sorting, I found another box of photos. And then I realized I’m still missing a stash, but I have no idea where they are.

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Found Photo Project

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I finished the found photo paint sketch project I started a couple of weeks ago. I got a really nice hard-bound scrapbook at Goodwill, as well as an old magnetic photo album full of someone’s vacation photos from Hawaii.

I separated out the seascapes and landscapes and did paint sketches from them in the scrapbook, using gouache and watercolor. There are 29 paint sketches in all.

Now I can spend tomorrow playing with collage.

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Five Minute Watercolor Sketch

Five Minute Watercolor Sketch
watercolor on cold press paper

I only have a few more of these little paintings left before the book is full. I was tired of painting on cardstock though, so I did this one on watercolor paper.

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Paint Sketches

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I used my day off to play with paints. These are all from found photos, in a scrapbook I found at Goodwill.

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Sketches

Sketch

Sketch
watercolor and gouache on paper

These are the last paint sketches of June.

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Paint Sketch

Paint Sketch
gouache on paper

If nothing else, I’m learning to paint palm trees.

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Today’s Sketches

Paint Sketch

Paint SketchFaber-Castell Gelatos and gouache on paper

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