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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Just A Few"

Today my oil painting is of a crocus and other small Spring flowers nearby.  Even though our weather is very chilly and gray and rainy, I see some of my tulip bulbs have started to emerge.  My painting is from a photograph by Lee Brown the host at A Day Not Wasted and is the challenge photo for April.  I am also submitting to the Daily Paintworks challenge of "Market Day" which is our interpretation of flowers, fruit, people and tents.  Carol Marine offered a photo from her visit to a San Francisco market.  I chose to concentrate on one flower grouping instead of a whole scene.  I am also linking to Paint Party Friday.  All of these sites have wonderful artwork, so take a look!
10"H x 8"W on Board
Auction at Daily Paintworks for one week.  $75. plus $10. S&H in US.  Other countries email me 

Yesterday I worked on my class lessons from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer about using deli wax paper in collage and art journals.  I drew small flowers and shrunk them even smaller on my printer to use inside of some umbrellas for my Artist Trading Cards this coming weekend.


Here I was testing all my supplies on the waxy side of the paper to see how they reacted on the slick surface.  I wrote the name of each pen or pencil, paint or stamp pad.  Below I repeated each mark on the dull side.  After I finished that, I used tape to run my wax paper through my printer, copying off small drawings  and altered famous paintings covered with sketches or stencils.  Click on photos to enlarge.





If you love all sorts of mixed mediums and journaling or fabric art, please visit Julie's site.  She has all sorts of on-line classes to pick from.

30 comments:

  1. Lovely!!! We are supposed to have spring here but today it snowed!!! yes and tomorrow there is more snow and ice. :( no fun. At least I can look at your beautiful painting and hope that spring comes soon. :D

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  2. Gorgeous painting, love seeing all the interpretations! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. Your flower painting is absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Your Crocus is stunning. They are definitely a sign of Spring in our area. We've been getting a ton of the April showers, hoping they bring lots of flowers soon!

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  5. Great idea to use wax paper to paint on, you have got wonderful results and the colours are stunning!

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  6. Beautiful painting loved the orange.

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  7. it all looks like there will be lots of wonderful images to show over the next few posts, but I love that crocus... fabulous background making it pop out... xx

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  8. Beautiful! Love the vibrant whites on your painting, so luminous! <3

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  9. Gorgeous tulips! Must try that with the wax colours. Valerie

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  10. Loving your beautiful crocus Gloria, such gorgeous colours in the painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Dear Gloria,
    your flower painting is wonderful. Love the Colors and the Symbol.
    Happy PPF
    Erika

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  12. such a really beautiful painting Gloria!! Looks like you're really enjoying your class. I took Julie's stamp carving online class and loved it!Happy PPF!

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  13. Stunning painting! and cool info about printing and waxed paper...will have to check out Julie's site...

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  14. Crocus out of this world beautiful! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HPPF!

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  15. ooooooh I love the peek into your color testing page! I love seeing people's experiments, notes, scratches, color mixings... that is art in itself. Beautiful crocus, too!

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  16. lovely new painting Gloria!!! your work always makes me smile!!!

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  17. Amazing crocus -- love the palette and texture. Thanks for sharing your color testing and collage lessons, too. Great post!

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  18. Your crocuses are so bright and shining. Mine have just gotten wiped out in the rain. Happy PPF xox

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  19. Happy- that is what I felt when I looked at your painting! So beautiful!

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  20. beautiful oil painting - I so admire your technique. I signed up for Julie's class but haven't downloaded it yet. Can't wait. Happy PPF!

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  21. what a beautiful flower painting gloria. enjoyed the background and the flowers. Thanks for sharing your process with julie's class.

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  22. this is very beautiful! you are right...chilly, rainy and for us, in toronto, a major ice storm that knocked down 3 of my 3 1/2 foot girth trees! so i needed to see this beauty and to read your words. i love your examples of the wax paper also. thanks for that. happy ppf. lovies, samara

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  23. Gloria your colors are so bright and vibrant, beautiful!

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  24. Very pretty. Oils are the best to work with.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  25. The crocus is just beautiful. It is so soft and peaceful - although the crocus is such a brave flower, struggling to break through the hard winter ground and welcome spring! Love those deli paper experiments - I have a giant box of it (Costco) for many years. I do use it occasionly - but may have to look into using it more. HPPF

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  26. Wonderful job! I love the texture of your painting.

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  27. Very pretty! I love that you concentrated on just one bloom!

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  28. I love that you decided to concentrate on one segment - it can be hard to ignore the rest + do that + I love the finished painting.
    Cheers,
    Kirstin
    P.S Thank you for your lovely comments on my PPF painting this week x

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  29. I adore your flowers. So beautiful!

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