Monday, April 26, 2010

Beach Girl

Here we have my daughter on her 17th birthday at the beach.  - mostly collage papers and some paint with a glaze to age the picture.

A couple of experimental ideas...I made the paper that looks like sand.  I just used medium and glued long strips of cotton to a piece of tissue paper.  I made it sometime ago and been wanting to use that somewhere.  Also, the basket was made by scanning in a piece of cane wallpaper.  Then printing the appropriate size.

The white wave and sail were made from tissue paper that I stamped with a piece of cheese cloth.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Snowboard Pals

My daughter and her friend are subjects of this mixed media painting (13"w x 8"H). 

My daughter and I took a mother/daughter trip to Palm Desert to go shopping, enjoy the pool and (for me)  look at a few galleries.  I was inspired by 2 artists Betty Haight and Stephanie Cunningham who work together to paint these lovely paintings.   This is my twist on their idea.