Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Works in Progress

On Saturday I attended a Mixed Media Workshop at the 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke.  We transferred photos onto contact paper and then applied them to our Mixed Media piece.  This is my completed 12 x 12 piece and, no surprise, Jake was my subject.  It was such fun to get out and be with other artists.
The workshop was hosted by The Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.  I hope they decide to have more workshops. I sure enjoyed this one.
I am taking a Creative Workshop online class from Jodi Ohl right now.  It is called Fun with Faux Encaustics.  We are doing 4 canvases (mine are 8 x 8) depicting the four seasons.  The photos show how far along I am right now and I would say I am only about 1/2 way through ~ just layering to make an interesting textural background.  I will post more photos when I finish them.  
Here are my cacti cuttings showing new growth every day.

9 comments:

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh my goodness...those cacti certainly look happy, happy in VA.
Hey, now that you have played with Jakes picture, how bout you join us to Celebrate Oz and make Jake the Wizard or Toto......I'd love you have you join us with you paintings. Think about it....March 15...Celebrate Oz at Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts....
xoxo Oma Linda

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice new work Audrey. Look at all those photos of sweet Jake and your background immediately made me think of the seasons. These should be gantastic encaustic pieces, I can't wait to see where else you go with your layering. xox

Silke said...

What fun!! You are certainly in the creative groove and are inspiring me to get busy!! Great pieces - I look forward to see them when they are finished!! Love, Silke

Caterina Giglio said...

I of course an very partial to your piece with Jake, what a love... but your new pieces are looking great...
hope your packie made it safely.. x

yoborobo said...

Don't you love workshops? I love getting away and a new perspective on art. And Jake's piece is so cute! Glad you had fun. We are getting crazy warm weather and wind! xox

Lorraine said...

hello audrey thanks for your nice comments on my paintings.I like these first stagees of your encaustic paintings

DLPBR said...

Hope to see you at our next workshop. We hope this spring ! I was just starting to come down w/the flu so I wasn't half there. Nexttime will be better for me. Try another of Jake - He is such a doll.

Bears wth a HEART said...

Love your work with Jake.

kind regards from YokkoBears

PeregrineBlue said...

So glad you are posting more of your work. Your color use is right on.