Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Paper mache pencil

This is one of the favorites I have made so far. I feel so silly but I love making paper mache. My pencil is 15 inches long.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daily Painting 042708 - Parrot

gouace on mat board
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Friday, April 25, 2008

Paper Mache Crow

I am finally calling this guy finished. He is a Crow Raven (well, which is he?) dressed in overalls with a red and white checkered shirt. He was made from an empty Taster's Choice Coffee container along with newspaper and cardboard. I made paste from flour and water and used plaster cloth as well. You can barely see his eyes but he DOES have some. They are gray.

Daily painting 042508 - Seagulls

More seagulls from my paint out in Oceanside.

gouace and watercolor pencil
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daily Painting 042408 - Pelican and sea gulls

These guys live in Oceanside, California.

Pelican and sea gulls
2.5 x 3.5

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Paper Mache Projects

I finished another paper mache cow with sunglasses. He started with a milk carton and cut paper tubes for the legs. The face was formed with crumpled newspaper. The tail and ears were made with cut out cardboard. They were attached to the other parts of the body with masking tape and plaster cloth. It was then covered with paper mache using newspaper and homemade paste. He's painted with acrylic paint.

These are some of the other projects I am working on. From left to right: a chicken, dog, crow in overalls, goddess of creativity, pencil and lawn bowling woman, and in front, a paint brush.

Daily Painting 041608 - Cow

2.5 x 3.5

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Daily Painting 041408 - A rooster!

2.5 x 3.5 inches

eVERY Day Matters - Draw something that needs fixing

This always needs fixing. Just when we think we are done, something else goes wrong.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Figure Drawing group

This group meets once a month and I have missed a few months. It was so nice to be back with them, drawing, painting and talking about ART. I only sketched in my sketchbook and I am only posting sketches with NO FRONTAL NUDITY so I won't be X RATED!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

heart attack

well, they say the symptoms are different in a woman

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Everyday Matters - Draw a camera

EDM challenge 164 is draw a camera. Um . . . it's not really smaller on one side. I guess I got distracted watching the Olympic torch walking while I was drawing. Lamy Safari and walnut ink.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

North County Society of Fine Arts Paint Out

The NCSFA paint out was at San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside. There were 6 artists there. It was pretty cold when we got there so I didn't feel too much like painting. I did sketches. Most of the artists worked in watercolor and one worked in pen and ink and another in pastel. There was some pretty nice work . . . I wish I would have taken pictures of some of their artwork.

These are some of the artists painting and sketching.

Some people stopped to look at the art.

These are my sketches I scanned when I got home. The paper in this sketchbook is VERY thin. I don't like the sketches.

This is the front of the church. the person standing in front told my friend she couldn't go in unless she paid the museum fee. I think they should let people in the church. It's a church for heaven's sake. (that's a funny play on words) She let some school children in then locked the doors.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Daily Painting 040408

2.5 x 3.5 inches

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Daily Painting 040108 - 3 GEESE

3 Geese
4x6 inches

Paper Mache Horse

This is the paper mache horse I helped my neighbor with. Neely did a paper mache horse showing the skeletal system and muscles for her 8th grade project.

First we made a wire form with chicken wire.
Then we covered it with plaster cloth.

Neely painted the muscles and skeletal system herself. These pics are from presentation night.