Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday Snapshot...

I love tulips, well all bulbs.  And finally mine are up and looking to bloom.  The above painting is on leather.  How cool is that!  I had done this very little piece at the Coast to Coast convention with Brenda Levert.  All wet on wet method, a little difficult for an old dog to learn, but a successful pursuit none the less.  It's intended for a box top.  I think I'll be framing mine.  I did this little class because I wanted to know how to paint on leather, so I could cover my chair and paint stuff on it. And then...


From a wet on wet technique to a dry brush.  This is a floor cloth, 2 x3 feet, it's cut out to the shape.  I love floor cloths,  I haven't varnished this one yet, I'll have to do a little test, I don't want it to yellow, so it's a little bit of a decision.  This was tricky to carry home on the bus, a very enjoyable project.  and then...
an oil, now that was a tricky trip,  it stays wet for a couple of weeks.  I loved this one,  Mary Ellen Locklear was our instructor for this one.

I don't intentionally take classes in groupings like this, but it seemed when I got home I thought, hmm... I took all flower classes.  One year it was cats, and one year it was birds... it gets curiouser, and curioser... Enjoy your weekend.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

They're all lovely! You could sell floor clothes like that!

Vicki said...

They're all beautiful Irene!!

kelley jensen said...

wow! you are one talented lady.

Beth Niquette said...

Irene! What an extraordinary artist you are!!! These just fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Donna said...

You do such beautiful work!

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