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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gloria J Zucaro's "Moving Forward with Mixed Media"

Sunday March 12, I enjoyed another mixed media workshop with Karen Sako at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL .

Each table had a pod of people(either 3 or 4) and supplies to share for the pod. Each pod was given a limited palette to work with. Our table got lime green, and turquoise blue as well as black and white. ’

The first thing we all did was apply gesso to a piece of watercolor paper that was 12 x 6, a smaller 6 x 6 piece and a piece of illustration board that was 9 x 12. Those three pieces would be the basis for our three finished projects so they had to have time to dry while we were making more papers.

Next was to do 3 minute drawings(paintings with our colors and India Ink). We did two large, about 20 x 24 in size and one smaller about 9 x 12.  

Another fun project was using long wooden dowels with leaves, strings and rubber bands attached to the ends. Each stick had a different thing attached. We got three more pieces of paper and a plate of very liquid paint to dip into and scribble around on our papers.  Every couple of minutes we had to pass our stick to the person on the left so that we could try out each type of texture on our papers. 

After all the prep we began to assemble our pieces by ripping our papers up and gluing them on our three gessoed papers.  We could add acrylic paint, pastel pencils, pastel sticks, ink, and pan pastels.  There were stencils to use and we tried some transfers.  

It was a great day!  Here are my three original finished projects after I added some marks and lines when I got home and everything had dried.

Happy Paint Party Friday, and have a great week.

























29 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great workshop and I love the work that came out of it! Happy PPF!

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  2. This sounds like fun, you got wonderful results. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. I hope you have a good week.

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  3. Interesting and great art works.
    Happy PPF xx

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    1. Thank you. keep up the great storytelling.

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  4. Love it! Looks like loads of fun. :)

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    1. Thanks so much. good luck with your Spring cleaning!

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  5. fab projects!! Sounds like a great workshop. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Hope your weather improves!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Congrats on your cupcake being featured on PPF this week.

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  7. What a wonderful workshop to bring out your creativity. I love the limited palette and the tools that you had to use.
    These are all gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I really enjoys the workshops I take.

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  8. Wow you are really exploring your creativity, these are fabulous!

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  9. Stunning results and love the colour combination! Great process! The limited palette truly is beautiful!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you, Sherrie. I do think the limited palette is a good idea.

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  10. Your class sounds like so much fun. It's great to be a part of a sharing art class. Your results are beautiful.

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    1. Yes, it is always fun to see my artists friends who come in for these occasional mixed media workshops. Thank you, Faye

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  11. Wonderful art. Some terrific new techniques to try out. Sounds like you had a great time.

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes, it is fun to try something new.

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  12. OHGosh what a fun workshop and the results are just amazing. That is something I would love to go to. Thank you for sharing that.

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole. I enjoyed your portraits this week

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  13. Nice pieces, luv the last macro

    Have a good Sunday

    much love...

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  14. omg, that sounds like so much fun! I would've loved to play like that. All your pieces are wonderful, but the first one is my favorite!

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  15. Gloria, That sounds like so much fun! Those techniques are right up my alley. I love making something from unpredictable starts. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely week.~~ Irene

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