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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gloria J Zucaro's " Tangle and Go!"

I have missed a couple of weeks getting ready for my trip in early June to the International Association of Pastel Societies(IAPS) convention in Albuquerque so I will post two tangles and an oil painting I just finished. I will be posting to Laura Harm's "I am the Diva" site and

This is on 5"x 7" cardstock and uses the two tangles "Bunzo and "Dex" that Laura asked us to use for her birthday week(last week). It is titled "Laura's Wacky Birthday Bouquet"

The second tangle for this week is in black and white.  Laura asked us to use black paper and a white pen or to do a tangle on a found object like a shoe or trash can.  I had an old pastel on black Canson Metenties paper, so cut it up and used the back of it with my new Signo white ink pen.  I decided to use all tangles that had names starting with "M" since it is May.
I think it is so cool with the reflection of my kitchen counter underneath it! The tangles I used are "Man-O-Man", "Marasu", "Meer", "Mooka", "Moon Rocks", "Msst", "Mumsy", and "Munchin".

Next is an 10" x 8" oil painting on canvas of a scene I took from my photograph of the last time I was at IAPS in 2013.  It is inside the Route 66 Diner in old Albuquerque.  We went at night and the neon light made everything glow in pink.  They had the best old-fashioned straight-rhubarb pie! (I don't like it with strawberries!)  So the title is "Rhubarb Glow".


I want to show you the wonderful swap art I received from Bridget Joss for our April swap project.  Bridget also sent me lots of ephemera for future projects.


Thanks so much, Bridget!


Have a wonderful week!  

GLORIA



15 comments:

  1. All three are gorgeous and so different! I like them all!

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  2. Thanks for sharing all these. I'm here from the Zentangle Diva's weekly challenge, but I'm enjoying and impressed by your work in other media.

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  3. Love your painting, really fantastic, reminds me a bit of Hopper. Great tangles, too. Valerie

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  4. Love your beautiful oil painting and tangles! :)

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  5. The z entangles are awesome and the diner scene is inviting. Great job on all. Enjoy your trip. Take care.

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  6. Oh I love your tangles and the oil painting has a dreamy quality about it. Lovely work. Thanks for linking on my site.Happy PPF

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  7. Great pieces! And what a wonderful swap score!

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  8. All of these are really lovely. I do like that reflection from your counter too!

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  9. Love the 3D effect in your first tangle, and that painting has such a beautiful atmosphere ....

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  10. Nice stash of swap goodies to play with. Fantastic tangle art and that oil painting is gorgeous! Have a fabulous trip too!

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  11. Lovely work you are showing this week Gloria, thanks for sharing. And a wonderful swap too.

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  12. Gloria...you have been very busy! Loving your diva #217 for Laura's b-day with dex and bunzo, it reminds me of something out of a sci-fi flick! Very cool! I agree about the rhubarb...what's the point if you add sweet fruit, it's all about tart! LOL! Very lovely artwork all the way around on your post. Good to catch up and see it all in one posting. Thank you for such inspiring work.

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  13. Wow that oil is stunning and I love the mood of the hued light too! Also love the wacky bouquet for the birthday...wow wonderful dimension to it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Gloria, all of your work in this post is just gorgeous!!! My fave is the "Rhubarb Glow"! And I have to agree with you about loving rhubarb pie, just as it is!!! That and a little vanilla ice cream, yumm yumm!! I also love the affect that your kitchen counter gave with your white on black tile!! really cool!
    Thanks for the sunshine you left on my blog! Just wanted to let you know that I also add olive oil to my stones after I finish tangling on them. It kind of seals it and makes them look more crisp! For my son's first holy communion, I also added some Frankincence and Myrrh
    and it added a nice little touch. I'm still thinking of trying a different type of ink, as the one I showed in my pic, does clog up on the nib too quickly. It is fun trying though! Give it a try! The stones are not expensive either. Have a great weekend! :0) Annette

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  15. I came to see your white on black Diva tile, and was surprised to see all your other work as well. That oil painting is so beautiful!! You make wonderful art!

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