Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "I Think I Fractured Something!"

How much fun was that!  I did, I did fracture something and it didn't hurt a bit.  I was using Julie Ford Oliver's technique in our last "Contemporary Impressionism" class taught by Ann Feldman at Mainstreet Art Center.  I had bought Julie's Art Byte video on the Daily Paintworks site and watched it with fascination.  But I did not try the technique until Friday with Ann. There were 5 of us in that class and we all used as our reference a still life photo that Ann brought in. It was amazing when we finished to see how differently we all applied our fracturing tool.  Julie has devised a small squeegee and Ann made one for each of us in the class.  If you like the looks of this technique, buy Julie's video on the Daily Paintworks, or come in to Mainstreet in Lake Zurich, IL and take Ann's next class.   Below I have pictures of each of the paintings done in that class.  If you go to Ann's site, you will see her version that she posted today.  Be sure to click on the images to see the really neat details.

By Ginny Breecher

By Carol Breyer

By Maryann Pailey

By Linda Rubens

By Me, Gloria J Zucaro!  Mine is 10"H x 8"W on a previously painted surface.


  1. I love Julie Ford Oliver's paintings and have been so curious about this technique. Its so interesting to see five paintings of the same still life look so different, even though they are employing the same main technique. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Cat, I think Julie just posted another small demo explanation on her blog this week. Thanks again.

  2. Hi Gloria...I saw these wonderful fractured paintings on Ann's blog via Julie's blog...the blog connections just go round and round. Amazing and super! It looks like you do ALL kinds of artist after my own heart. :) Now following you. Your studio looks amazing too. I look forward to learning more about you and seeing your art...very nice!!!

    1. Thank you again, Lisa, I am also getting email updates from your blog! :)

  3. Wow all these paintings are great! Even though they are of the same subject they all have their own lovely qualities! So interesting to see them!

  4. Thanks, Helen. we all really enjoyed doing them.

  5. So generous of your course colleagues to let you share their paintings with us, so please do thank them. They are all so outstanding and professional, and it's interesting to see all the different styles. The technique produces such lively results. Ann must be a wonderful tutor.
    No disrespect to the other ladies, but I do love yours. The asymmetrical placement, the balance of the design, and the gorgeous colours are so beautifully done. I'm so glad I have seen it.

    1. Thank you so much! I am pleased that you enjoyed this post.

    2. Thank you so much! I am pleased that you enjoyed this post.

  6. Wow, these are all beautiful and so individual! Thank you for sharing them. The technique looks very interesting.

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