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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gloria J Zucaro's "Lately"

Today I have some paintings that I have done in the time I have been absent. Posting to Paint Party Friday where you can see many beautiful projects done by artists around the world. Hosted,"thank you!" by Kristine and Eva, for our benefit.  
The following paintings are from the Joan Fullerton workshop I took at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL the first weekend in November.  Joan was excellent at making new territory so much fun!  I am normally not a very intuitive or an abstract thinker.  But she gave us some guidelines that could be applied anywhere on our paper or canvas.  
This was done with acrylic paint, silver leaf that I stained with blue paint, a tree stencil in the sky area with clear gel that made a neat texture when dry.

Acrylic paint-black and buff, gesso,text magazine pieces, stencils, pen marks, music score.  We all used our own materials but were to use only black and white paint.   
This one has a theme of linking land masses with bridges to that say we are all connected.

This one has layers of paper and stencils.  I used a mask of a crow photo to expose what I had covered with the paint.  I then added the tree stencil.

This was the first one we did.  It is acrylics on watercolor paper.

I think I need to do some more work on this one.  But it reminds me of tornadoes, so maybe I will develop that with a landscape and an angry sky?


Below are some pictures I took at The Pearl District in San Antonio, TX while visiting my mother.  This is part of a beautiful hotel that has been done in a refurbished factory.  I love the sort of steam-punk feel!


Have a great week! 
 Happy PPF.

44 comments:

  1. You made some beautiful art, one piece lovelier than the other. Love the steampunk hotel, too, would love to stay there! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie. Thanks so much. Yes, the hotel has a couple of very good fancy restaurants, too!

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  2. All have great textures -- especially enjoy the crow piece!

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    1. Thank you, Abigail. Yes, I think the crow has the most "finished feel to it.

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  3. Some beautiful pieces. I especially like the black/white/buff one, with the dew-bedecked spider web - at least, that's what I see :)

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    1. Thank you, Tracy. I like that one alot, too. It seems restful to me somehow.

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  4. Wonderful mixed media art. Most like the bird piece, it's magically beautiful. Happy PPF ❤

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  5. That looks like a very interesting workshop! I lovelovelove the first painting. So beautiful, it really speaks to me.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. It is so interesting how each person is drawn to something different. My daughter will be enjoying your beautiful calendar next year!

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  6. Would have loved to be in that workshop. Your pieces are gorgeous, the black and white might be my fave. Happy PPF

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I had fun layering in that one, too.

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  7. Wow-your paintings are just gorgeous! I would have loved a class like this Gloria. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you,Linda. After the holidays, I hope to try more of Joan's techniques.

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  8. Wow amazing artwork!! I love it all. Such great variety! The third one reminds me of Mary Nassers work! The last one I see a huge tree, a doll laying on the ground in a pointed hat and then in the top left corner a guy that looks like Tom Waits. A very meaty intuitive piece!! Incredible!! Thanks for sharing...that crow is spectacular too. Your work needs to be in magazines!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Wow! You are good! I have to learn to "see"!

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  9. Stunning art work!!! I do love your style!!

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  10. Lovely texture in these works! Now I know what they mean by 'steampunk', I get it!

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    1. Hi Christine, I think it is a mixture of old industrial pieces and sometimes Victorian era motifs.

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  11. Gloria, I never would have thought you were not intuitive or an abstract thinker by looking at this wonderful array of art. The contrast of what looks like a fiery sky with crashing waves to me is my favorite, although the one below with the steely colors runs a close second. It's fun (and a little bit scary) to try out new things. Looks like you took the ball and ran with it!

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    1. Thank you, Faye. A great compliment coming from you! Yes, I did really enjoy the workshop and look forward to doing more mixed media, intuitive and abstracted work.

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  12. wonderful creations, I think the crow is my favorite!

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  13. Your pages are all so lovely, great colors and textures! Happy PPF!

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  14. Your work is so creative and interesting to look at. Each one has such unique qualities. Very, very nice!

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    1. Thank you so much Julene for your comments.

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  15. Luv the textures. Luv the effort you put into your collages
    Have a creative weekend

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you, Gillena. I really do love adding all the different layers!

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  16. Gloria your abstracts are FABULOUS!!! I first one is my favorite but all of them are excellent. Thank you for sharing the photos too.

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    1. That is so interesting, Nicole that the first one and the crow are most popular. I thought maybe that first one "needed something" but I guess I will leave it as it!

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  17. Such beautiful pieces of art with great textures!

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    1. Thanks so much, June. I really love gluing on lots of "stuff"!

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  18. How Exciting to see your abstract work. I hope you will continue experimenting in this vein. You created some lovely pieces.
    ~~ Irene

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  19. Beautiful art! Each piece looks unique. Great photos of the hotel.

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  20. Gloria - this collection of art work is amazing. Such depth and texture in these pieces. It looks like your workshop was inspiring and that you learned a variety of techniques! Happy PPF! And thanks for letting me know that your package arrived safely. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Laney. Yes, your work is beautiful. I like your newest one with the soldier, too!

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  21. These are all so very interesting. I love texture and color and you have combined them beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn for stopping by. I always enjoy your most interesting drawings and funny comments.

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  22. Congrats on being the photo of the week at PPF. I've missed a few weeks myself and love seeing all your art! Some gorgeous pieces and wow, that hotel is quite pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Erika. Have a wonderful week. Happy PPF.

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