Pop Star 14005
Mixed Media 8x8 in.
Available at Daily Paintworks HERE
Fur and Friends 14004 NFS
Mixed Media 8x8 inches
(After a Carol Nelson piece featured on Carol's blog HERE.)
Carol Nelson and away we go for a 4 day mixed media workshop at Dena's ranch.
I returned Friday from a mixed media workshop at Dena Wenmohs Ranch. "Pathways to Abstraction" by Carol Nelson was a 4 day workshop attended by 15 students. It was my third workshop with Carol. The first one I flew to Denver in March 2010 and it was Carol's second workshop, and I took one in Granbury in May 2011 and you can do a search on my blog for Carol Nelson and see these posts.
"Fur and Friends" above was an interpretation of a piece that Carol brought as a demo piece and then I decided to run with the idea and paint my own faces for "Pop Star" and I have a second one to post in this series. I used liquid acrylics, collage paper, music, splatter, foils, ribbons, rusted paper, stencils, molding paste, old papers and many layers with my own red haired women that I love to incorporate into my work.
After the Granbury class when we used flat panels, I fancied myself as a carpenter, bought me a jig saw and tried to make my own cradles. Don't do this as that's the wrong kind of saw and it took a lot of molding paste to fill up the cracks where corners and edges did not meet. A cradle is the edging pieces that surround a flat panel and can be 5/8", 1 1/2", 2" or more. I used these cradled panels from Jerry's Artarama, American Easel Wood HERE in 1 5/8". Love these as all they need is a little white gesso. Here is a side view of the painting and the "cradle" is the piece that surrounds the painting. You can use a flat panel but then you have to deal with how to frame. With a piece that has it's own cradle all that's needed is a varnish and put on the hanging devices and it's ready to hang.
Carol and Dena (Dena getting some Carol help)
The Bunkhouse Barn where all the work takes place.
Carol and Nancy in Dena's home.
But with some creative packing we got it all in and used most of it in the workshop.
Carol will be giving another Texas workshop in March in Dallas HERE at Gallery at Midtown with Teta Smith.
It also lists her supply list which is always fun to read.
Dena's next workshops are with Peggi Kroll Roberts and Liz Hill and I've studied with both and both are excellent.
Thanks Dena and Carol for a great workshop and to all my bunkhouse painting friends, it was great painting with you again and to my new friends, see you on Facebook.
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