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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Gloria J Zucaro's "Bits & Pieces"

This week I have a couple of works in progress. I started a "snow" scene in oil. I picked unusual colors after using my color wheel and doing a thumbnail sketch. I decided to paint a base coat of Alizarin Crimson, which is transparent. I started adding in the darks. After talking to Susan Ploughe, an instructor at Mainstreet Art Centre, I decided what I wanted was an abstracted landscape with a traditional base. So I am at the stage now where I will start filling in more tree limbs that will become panes for a stained glass look in between each pair of limbs. That is the hope anyway. Below are some of the steps for this painting.





Hopefully this experiment will work out!


The other work in progress is the free workshop with Carolyn Dube. It entails making a mixed media journal. First I cut out similar sized pieces from a cardboard box. Then I applied white gesso. Next we were to add pieces of text, papers, stamps, receipts or whatever we wanted. I coated most of them with Gel Medium so that when more work is done on them the paint originally applied to them won't rub off. Some of the papers are from Carolyn and are called "sparks of inspiration", some are pieces of magazines made to look like leather in a workshop with Karen Sako, some are from gelli prints I made. I got the front sides done tonight and they are drying. I still need to do all the backs. I was also supposed to paint or gesso both sides of a ribbon, but I have to look for one in my basement tomorrow!










I am linking this to Paint Party Friday hosted by Kristin and Eva. Each week they feature a new artists' work. Every medium is represented, so take a look.  Have a good week,

GLORIA




16 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having fun time with the workshop, lots of colour and play! Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Wonderful art today. Impressive landscape and love your gessod and painted pieces ♥

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  3. Love your super bits and pieces - looks like you have much fun with the workshop!
    oxo
    Susi

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  4. I appreciate the photos of the steps of you painting. I looked at the first one and wondered how you were going to cover up all that red! But I can see how the red coming through in some places really adds to the painting. Truly want to see this when you complete it! I too am doing the free work shop. Will be working on lesson 3 over the weekend. I like how you did the bird on the one piec and will coming back around to see how it progresses. Have fun playing!

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  5. First, although the painting is a winter scene, it looks so warm to me. I loved the idea.It has such a cozy vibe. And your journal pages looks so entertaining to mess with.I am sure it will become a great art journal.So many layers to look at...

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  6. Love all your bits. It is so much fun to make little pieces because you can make so many different fun ones! I can tell you enjoyed yourself when you made all of these.

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    1. Thank you, Erika. Yes, it was fun and messy!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your process of the abstract. I do hope you follow up in a future post! Your journal is looking super and I LOVE how the pages look against the checkered cloth!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Always trying something new!

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  8. I hope we will see your winter scene on completion. I am loving the alizaron crimson peeking out. Happy PPF

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  9. Thank you for sharing this interesting process of your beautiful landscape. The mixed media journal that you're working on looks like a lot of fun. Blessings, my friend!

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  10. The journal is going to look great when its all put together. I too loved seeing the steps in your painting process.

    Kate

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  11. That winter scene is awesome...love the interesting colours too...the other project looks beautifully colourful too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Wow you are so busy. Love what you are creating

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  13. Very colorful pieces for the art journal and I can tell it is going to be lovely. I also like the way the winter scene is taking shape.

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  14. wow, you really are working a lot. And it all looks great. :)

    Thanks for visiting me from PPF :)

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