Friday, August 9, 2013

Studio time - Finally!

Dancing on the ocean floor
Little woman

I'm going to start off with an apology. I haven't replied to all the wonderful comments on my blog from 2 weeks ago.  I am sorry and I so appreciate all the wonderful, encouraging comments from this community.  I'm not at all sure where the time went and then we had a short family vacation this week.

Dancing on the ocean floor is a painting/collage I started about 2 weeks ago and hated.  I used magazine pages to collage the fish.  I'm still not sure I like it - but can't think of anything else to do to make it "better".

The little woman is another ATC - this time I didn't get so fancy with skin tones.  I drew and cut her out of old book paper, painted hair, features and a gown (top only).  I still want to practice working small - but feel the need to do something different as well - maybe more abstract and colorful.  So I'm messing around with another canvas upstairs (not pictured here) and hope to have something to show next week.  I linking to Paint Party Friday hosted by the wonderful Kristin and Eva.  Please go and see the art smorgasbord prepared by many artists each week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed and art filled weekend.  PS - also linking to Mandarin Orange Monday.  If you love orange (I do) then check out the art there as well!

23 comments:

  1. Nice work, I love your dancing fish! Valerie

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  2. I think it helps that you're trying different art forms! I still like the women ATCs. I hope you keep making them!

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    1. thanks so much Abigail - I always need encouragement!

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  3. I'll try leaving a comment but can never leave a comment because of Google. Your Dancing on the Ocean Floor is sweet and your Little Woman looks great. I hope this posts, if not I'll have to email you.Take care.
    gloria

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  4. beautiful ATCs! The dancing one is so cute!

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  5. Your dancing whimsical fish are so fun, great background too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Oh, that dancing couple is so much fun.... Great idea to collage the fish!

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  7. Oh don't change the fish- they are wonderful. And thanks for your great comment about my 'Rhythm' piece of art. If you'd love to see it on your wall, just email me and I will give you a special bloggy price that I give all my pals. jossross@yahoo.com

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  8. I LOVE your whimsical dancing fish! I don't think it needs anything else. Blessings!

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  9. It took me a while to draw/paint/water color/etc small. But now I'm use to it. Your blue haired gal is good. Are you working with pens that are .005 really small? Love the dancing fish, oh what a story that could tell. . .Blessings, Janet PPF

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  10. Your dancing fish are really cute! + I really like your girl! Don't worry about not replying to your comments - sometimes trying to reply to a comment + life don't always make it easy to do so x

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  11. Oh, I'm with you! I JUST got into the studio myself after what felt like forever. I love your results - and those fish are adorable! xoxo

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  12. Hello! I love your dancing fish! Blessings and thanks for your kind comment,
    Kat xx

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  13. Hey, both are great! I was just going to comment on the beautiful face done on old book pages when I decided to enlarge both of them. Wow, the dancing duo are wonderful! So glad I checked them out on a larger scale.

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  14. I love your sedate and polite dancing fish, you can see they have been to the right dancing 'school'. I agree with faye, although they look good on the smallnscale, looking at the enlargements really shows the detail and brings them to life. They are both great, but my favourite are the sweet dancers.

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  15. I love your little whimsical fish! Too cute!

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  16. Nice composition, fish fun dancing, I like!

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  17. Lovely work, the dancing fish are great whimsical fun:)

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  18. The time running situation happens to me too, sometimes! I really appreciate the comments so much and of course I always hope people will come to my "place" too :-)
    Your dancing fish are joyful and I'm curious about you going more abstract!
    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  19. Love your happy, dancing fish! I also like the rich, glowing colours and textures. And they are definitely orange enough:)) They make me smile:)
    Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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