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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Oops Day"

Hello!  I attended a pot-luck luncheon with a group of artists friends yesterday and forgot about posting when I got home.  At our get-together in Huntley, IL every July at Sandy's house, we not only bring a salad or dessert to pass, but we bring show & tell of some things we have been working on.  Many times we also do a project.  This year Sandy had us bring some supplies and we all did some "Pourings"  It was fun and different.  She learned to do it with enamel paint for automobiles.  But we used acrylics.  I think the oil based paints are more of a surprise because they continue to "move" until they dry and you get much different results than what you started with.  We all had a couple of canvas boards or stretched canvases.  We poured some acrylic paint into small disposable cups and added enough water to make them pourable but not too runny.  We each had a large aluminum pan to do this over out on Sandy's patio.  After we were done we washed out her aluminum trays and put our mostly dry paintings into our own aluminum trays to carry our work home. 

Here are my two poured paintings, and the first project from The Clearing.

                        
This was done on an 8" square canvas board.  The blue on a 3/4" gallery wrapped canvas 10" x 8"




Below is our warm-up painting at The Clearing.  Easy figures in a group.  Start by making different lengths and widths of color next to each other with a flat brush or in my case the end of a square soft pastel.  Have the bottom end tapering off.  Turn the paper upside down and add sort of "V" shapes to the "tails" of color and add a dot to every flat end of the original strokes.  Turn right side up and add a "shadow" of color under the group.  You are done!  Easy Peasey people!  You can make them more elaborate by adding hats, or brief cases with arms, balloons, etc.                        Have a great day! :>)  Gloria
Don't forget to stop by Paint Party Friday tomorrow, it is so inspiring!

19 comments:

  1. That must have been a wonderful day Gloria and loving the results. Thank you for sharing, hugs Annette x

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  2. Thank you so much, Netty. Yes, it was really fun and the salads were delicious!

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  3. Fun, fun, fun! And liked the tutorial too! HPPF!

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    1. Hi Lynn, Thank you. It is always fun to get a group of artists together!

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  4. The poured paint works are interesting and I absolutely love the last piece where you show us how to do a crowd of people - such a simple technique but so effective. I love the colours and vibrancy of this piece!

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    1. Thank you, Nic. I used my pastels from Terry Ludwig for the group of people. They are very soft pastels and come in absolutely luscious colors.

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  5. Yes, watching paint dry is much more fun than expected! :) Fun and interesting paintings, lovely squiggles! Also the figures painting is great almost abstract! Love the shapes and the sunny colors! <3

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    1. Thank you, Ann. You made me laugh! It is true, a little after we had done our pieces and had homemade cherry pie for dessert, we all wanted to go back outside and see what our paint had done! At least we weren't sitting there watching the paint dry!

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  6. I love the pouring idea...nice work...reminds me of the spinner we used to do at the fair to get those cool paint pictures!! The figures are fun too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Hi Giggles, I think I would like to try it with the enamel paint sometime to see how the layers reveal themselves overnight. The figures are great for learning how to put distant figures in your paintings. They add interest without any detail.

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  8. LOVE the turquoise and red painting, fabulous!! HPPF!

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  9. Thank you, Kim. Turquoise is one of my go to colors!

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  10. fabulous techniques and paintings Gloria! Love the abstract people. I may just have to try some of this myself :)

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  11. Cool! I LOVE both of these exercises, because they would help loosen you up and they look spectacular. Blessings!

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  12. What a fabulous group! Stopping in from PPF to say hello...
    have an artful weekend!
    Renee xoxo
    http://www.fussitup.blogspot.com/2013/07/dreaming-and-paint-party-friday.html

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  13. Love all the fun color - I have to try those triangular stick people - they are so colorful and fun.

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  14. Fun! Painting with friends is even better!

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  15. Hi Gloria, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  16. OMGosh what fun and I love the paintings. My girlfriend and I do this with food (baking) but I hadn't thought to do this with art friends (Duh). I haven't heard of Huntly IL (I'm from Normal, IL originally). Blessings, Janet PPF

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