Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Plaster Work

I finally have some more work to share with you in regards to the on-line plaster class I took earlier in the month.
The piece above has about three layers of plaster with some carving, stenciling, and painting. I would get it to a certain point and then try to push it even further. There is an emotional roller coaster creating these pieces. The end result is that you can go on forever changing it just when you feel that it looks like crap. I was there several times!!

This piece has several layers as well. I worked more with just creating different marks and textures.

The hubby had a stack of these round wooden disks that are 1/4" thick and I really liked working with it! Again, this piece has several layers.

I need to live with this around the house to see how I feel about it. I kept wipping until there was more white showing, but believe it or not, I'm all about color. My goal is to keep things simple and toned down.

This dress is about 15" tall and 5"wide.  I had to walk away from this for a short time to figure out where I wanted to go with it. Things are coming to mind, so hopefully I will work with it this weekend.
The piece is 2-D and made from wire, paper, and plaster. The lower part of wire dress is all done by hand.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Assemblage Art Doll Tuttie

Since finishing up my on-line plaster class, I had some time to work on Tuttie.
She came together for me quite quickly!! I love when that happens, but it's not often!
I'm still experimenting with the plaster and nothing to post yet.

I can't believe summer break is almost over for the kids!!!!!!!!!!! Where on earth did the summer go? They will be back in school in 4wks and then we will be up to our you know what in homework! From an adults point of view, school the second time around is very interesting.
 It's funny because we started our kids this past year to start writing up note cards to study from for tests. I mean that's how we learned to study in college and it works like a charm for them at this age.
I'm sure it will another interesting  and challenging year for all of us!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Problem with Blogger!

Just wanted to let fellow artist blogging friends know that I have been visiting your awesome blogs, but have not been able to post a comment on anyones blog for a couple of months now! Luckily I can still post and reply on my own blog. There is some kind of glitch in Blogger. I have reported it but no answer yet!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Plaster Class Assemblage Project Complete!!

Angel Mine

Our class ends tomorrow and my goal was to complete one piece of art and I did with one day to spare!! Love, love the class! It is just amazing in what you can create with plaster. The book, "Plaster Studio:Mixed Media Techniques for Painting, Casting and Carving," for this class is worth buying if you don't want to pay for the class.
Need to make more time to play!