Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where is my muse?

Hi blog viewers--I'm back after not posting for what seems to be a long time.

I've been going through a dry period in which I haven't created much art. Guess I have just had too many other things on my mind and they're interfering with my creative process.

I'm still reading other artists' blogs, watching artists' videos on their blogs and YouTube, and reading art stuff.

One kind of artsy thing that I've been doing is playing around with a program on Windows called Paint. What you create here is saved as a bitmap file (bmp extension after file name). Do you ever play with Paint?

Below are what I've created on Paint. You have to keep scrolling down since I haven't figured out a way to crop the pages so they're smaller ...






I still haven't figured out how to make the images fill the page. Check out Paint if you have it on your computer. It's kind of fun, to me, and it keeps me creating in some way.

I hope you like my images!

See you later,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Modern Art

Hi everyone. I'm back!

I have an artist who has inspired me to create more modern looking art. Her name is Jane Davies at

I finished this piece a few days ago and I'm very happy with it. I still haven't been able to think of a name for  it, though.

I applied gesso to a 14" x 18" canvas.
Then I painted on several acrylic paint colors: orange, bright metallic red, cobalt blue, and orchid.
Next I used a round piece of plastic that once had tape on it, turning it in the wet paint to make the circles.
Then I glued on two pieces of metallic paper that I cut and scrunched in my hands (using gel medium).
After that, I used a fork dipped in white acrylic paint to make the wavy lines across the painting.
I let the piece sit for a couple of days because I knew it needed more detail.
When I finally decided what to add, I did the zigzags with white paint and put dots of all the colors I used on the zigzags.
Then I flicked white paint over the entire painting to add a spattered look.
Finally, I used all of the same colors (except white) on the sides of the painting to give it a finished look.
Also, I applied mod podge to seal it.

I had a lot of fun creating this piece. In fact, I'm going to do more modern collages.

I'll  keep you posted!


Until next time, take care ... Deb