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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Something Different"

This week's paintings are a "mixed bag" so to speak.  I have two very different Trees for my series, a painting that was originally done in oil, but I went over it with pastels and sprayed it with hair spray. And finally a pastel I had started and added to in this last week.  These will be posted to Paint Party Friday, my Facebook and Twitter pages, and to Pinterest.  I hope you enjoy them.

I have been making good progress cleaning out many pieces of old or infrequently worn or the wrong size clothing and donating them to Misericordia . Lots of home decor items, jewelry and books, tools and holiday items and I have also gone through drawers and thrown out years of pieces of paper with little notes or addresses now expired.  It feels so good!

My shoulders are no better, but my doctors appointment is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I will know if I need to put my life on hold for a few months of post surgery healing.

Here are this weeks paintings..............................

Number 17, I really like these colors

Number 18, now this is different!

This was an oil painting.  I didn't like it and decided it wouldn't bother me if I ruined it, so just started playing with the pastels.  Not much detail here at all.  After I finished, I sprayed it lightly twice with hairspray as an inexpensive fixative.  It got kind of crinkly looking, but sort of cool! 
I sent this to my sister for her birthday.  She had asked me for a painting for the Fall/Halloween season because they have none.  I sent her two others also of oil paintings of pumpkins and moons and cats.  I hope she enjoys them this Halloween!

And lastly, I added the confetti strings and dashes and dots to this mask pastel I had done before.  It just needed something!
Happy Paint Party Friday.  Go to the party, all are invited!

Gloria




23 comments:

  1. Really fun artwork! Beautiful coloring and texture. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you,Abigail. So nice of you to leave a comment! :>)

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  2. terrific artwork as always Gloria. Am so sorry to hear about your pain and hope it heals soon. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  3. LOVE all the strong colours in all of your paintings! Beautiful! Really love the one with the bird, and those masks are so much fun. Sorry to hear about your shoulders. Hopefully the doctor will have some good news for you ....

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  4. Wow! Lots of wonderful art this week. Love your tree series. The Fall inspired painting is lovely and maybe you had stumbled on a new technique there! The string dots and dashes really bring the whole painting together. I am sorry to hear you are unwell, I hope you are better soon:)

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  5. You've been busy! Number 18 is really interesting and makes me think of filmstrip negatives. The blackbird and pumpkin is my favorite this week, because of the beautiful fall colors.

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  6. Moody landscapes and a fantastic crow. Love them. I hear I just missed you at Create in Lisle. You had popped out the door to go home and I didn't catch you. I would have love to have met in person....well, maybe next time. xox

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  7. Beautiful paintings, I see fall colours here. All the best if you have to do the surgery. It may be for the best.

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  8. Hello Gloria!!! these are so beautiful and there is a depth to these!!! love them!!!!

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  9. Gloria, I am also getting things together for give away to charity. Do you want to come over and help? You did such a fine job at your house. I love the top painting with the very unusual colors. Absolutely beautiful combination of autumn hues. The bird and pumpkin painting will certainly find a prime spot on your sister's wall.

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  10. LOVE #17, the colors are so rich, this is fabulous. HPPF!

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  11. Beautiful artwork. I really like the pumpkin and crow.

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  12. Love the colors, especially the top painting. Beautiful work.:)
    gloria

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  13. That first landscape is wonderful. I love the colors!!

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  14. Gloria I am loving this use of shape and color...just gorgeous works... I love how your sisters turned out so whimsical yet realistic!! Those masks are beautiful and the tree series I am in love with....the colors and movement are spectacular!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. love these and the softness that the pastels add to them Gloria. Good luck with your appt.

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  16. I absolutely love all the highlights in crazy colors that you have here... so alive! The one with the black bird is my favorite of this week ♥

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  17. wow nice texture thanks for sharing ........

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  18. Hi Gloria, I hope that the doctors will be able to help with your shoulder soon. Is really admire all that you are doing inspite of the pain.
    I love the first painting with its unusual colors. I have a feeling your sister will love the painting witht the masks. I know that I do.

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  19. Beautiful, love your glowing colors! Nr 17 is my favorite, love the way it's almost abstract! <3

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  20. They are all wonderful Gloria! The crow/pumpkin piece is my favorite!

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  21. I really love how this technic looks! Love the blackbird!

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