Friday, April 24, 2020

Artist Gloria J Zucaro: Corona Art march April 2020

Artist Gloria J Zucaro: Corona Art march April 2020: Here is my first Corona themed piece done on March 17.  I have tried to keep all my Corona artwork somewhat comical!  Sharing with Pain...

Corona Art march April 2020

Here is my first Corona themed piece done on March 17.  I have tried to keep all my Corona artwork somewhat comical! 

Sharing with Paint Party Friday.  
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives!

This one is about juggling the virus!  I hope he washes his hands after juggling these Corona Balls!

This next one is called "Popcorn and Coffee".  Those are two of my favorite comfort foods. This was done intuitively, so I had to ask myself questions afterwards.  Why did I spill both of my comfort foods?  Why am I in "striped pajamas"? Why don't I have hair?
This next one was done in my altered book and was originally a teapot with a disagreeable cherub coming out the top. I kept the shape, relating it to my own expansion while in captivity, and to the 6 feet of distancing!
 The next one was published on Easter weekend. She was one of the portraits with earrings, but also the Face Mask!

This is my last one, so far!  This is what my hands feel and look like!  Wash Your Hands!!!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Earring and Portrait Series 1-8

Hello again after 6 weeks! 
I hope you are all well and staying safe. 
Or if you are a doctor, a nurse, health care worker, fireman, police, delivery person, grocery store worker, mailman THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I have stayed in isolation since March 15, so really appreciate all of you who are out there helping me.

I have been doing a series of contour drawings using the same reference photo but doing it from an upside down position and without looking while I am sketching. And a different pair of my earrings on each one.  I realized that I tend to wear the same earrings all the time, so thought I would have fun painting them  on this young lady who comes out so different looking each time, usually very wonky!

I am posting to Paint Party Friday

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Artist Gloria J Zucaro: Sketching and Painting

Artist Gloria J Zucaro: Sketching and Painting: Hello, Where does the time go?!  This week I was preparing for book club at my house, as well as sketching and painting. I am posting to ...

Sketching and Painting

Where does the time go?!  This week I was preparing for book club at my house, as well as sketching and painting.

I am posting to a great weekly website called Paint Party Friday.

A few looks into this last week.

 This is the start of an upside-down-blind-contour sketch of a martini glass.

Here I added a couple of lines to complete the sketch after looking at it.
Both were along the right edge of the base and stem of the glass. The sketch is done with white school chalk.

I started painting the tabletop and the glass. I wanted to do streamers, like a celebration, but I changed it in the next step.

Here is stage 4. I still have some work to do on it. I want to change the values on the table top so that it doesn't look flat, and I want to add more paint in the same value as the background. It looks too skimpy right now.

Here is the black and white version of the original reference from my workshop with Ardith Goodwin called "Expressive Sketching for Painters"

Have a good week,

Friday, February 14, 2020

February was so busy, but so much fun!

This month I not only returned from a wonderful week on the East coast, was doing a sketching workshop with Ardith Goodwin, put one of my paintings in an exhibit joined with poets who made poetry to go with our specific paintings, am hosting my book club group reading "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig, went to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the orchid show, and  saw a couple of good movies!  I will include a few pictures from my adventures.

 WynWood Walls Downtown Miami

Same as above

Same area of Miami

Our 2 Hour Cruise on the Intercoastal waterway going south from Delray, FL

Butterfly Garden and Aviary 

Same as above in Deerfield Beach Florida

Sketch from magazine.  It will be the reference for an upcoming painting.

Sketch from 3D bird done upside down and blind contour, then doodled.

A detailed sketch of eye and then painted with watercolor.

Exhibit entry-"Just Passing Through"

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The First Month of 2020 so far!

January 01 with Nathalie Kalbach

Part One

Part Two

January 02 Raw and Quirky with Marieke Blokland

January 03  Drawing Jewelry with Jane LaFazio

January 05 Tiny Book with Tina Walker

Outside Front

An Inside View

January 06 Into the Shadow with Iris Fritschi Cussens

January 07 Mixed media Gelli Print with Birgit Koopsen

January 08 Making Mistakes Tapes with Carolyn Dube

January 10 Card Series with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

January 11 Keep It Simple with Marlene Meijer-Van Niekerk
January 13 Be Myself with Mystele Kirkeeng

That's all folks!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sketch for Creative Jumpstart 2020 Floral

Yesterday I finally decided how to do the January 11 project led by Marlene Meijer-Van Niekerk,  She did a demo of a beautiful floral, which I couldn't totally do with the supplies I have. So I am making my own version.  I have some small cling-free stamps of flowers and butterflies. I stamped those onto one of the last pages of my "Sketchbook Project" sketchbook, and hope to soon send it in.  Then I drew in pen my version as a "shadow" of the stenciled version. So right now it is in black and white tones. I plan to color the pen drawings and leave the stencils uncolored. Well, that is the current plan!  We will see how it all turns out.

Here it is, finished!

have a nice day, 

Thank You Card for Grandson Enzo

Today I have the finished card to give to my grandson.  I have been giving him personal "thank you" cards for several years.  He is almost 12, so I am not sure how he relates to them at this age.  But I will continue, as I believe that the little things that stay the same as you go through your teen years may be important.

He gave me two gifts at Christmas. He always gets to pick what to give, even though his parents pay for them.  I got a beautiful Finchberry soap that has fine glitter in gold along the top edge, and an adorable ceramic snowman to add to my collection.  

It is done on 5' x 7' cardstock.  I drew it in pigma ink pen, colored it with Derwent Inktense Pencils, wet the pencil colors and added glitter clue and painted the sky with Liquid Watercolors.

Have a nice day,

Monday, January 13, 2020

Creative Jumpstart Projects for January 8 and 10, 2020

Good afternoon. 
A great day for staying in, not being a cold weather lover, but we just accept it!
ART makes it better!

The project leader for January 8th was Carolyn Dube. I love Carolyn, so much fun to watch all her YouTube videos!
She taught how to make your own tapes-like custom washi, with Mica powders. Great fun.  I did a few, until I was finally getting the knack of it.  I taped them into my new journal given to me by my longtime friend Polly D.  Then I did some doodled circles to fill in between the tape.

Creative Jumpstart leader Julie Fei-Fan Balzer did the video for January 10th.
Julies' SUPER POWER is "Curiosity" and she demonstrated making a series of cards all at the same time with the small materials, and asking "what if, what if".  I deviated a little by changing colors.

See you soon, when I get a couple more of the days/projects finished.