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Thursday, February 1, 2018

First Day Of February

Hello, this week I have a group of greeting cards and a couple of paintings.  I can't believe how quickly January came and went! I found a few days for painting.  Below are different projects, some done with Creative Jumpstart 2018 hosted by Nathalie Kalbach and some cards done for friends and relatives.  I have been practicing some of the new techniques that were shown in CJS.  I especially like the many layers with paints of all types(watercolors,acrylics, sometimes mixed together or with inks) stamps, stencils, and some collage. Drips, drops and splatters are fun, too!  Happy Paint Party Friday!     

CJS Project with Cathy Scanlon  Liquid watercolor blended with white paint.

CJS Project with Annie O'Brien Gonzales  A little bit of everything thrown in!

My Grandson loves elephants, a 7 x 5 card. Layers of SILKS acrylic paints and stamps with Posca Pens.

A card for relatives in MA  Silks, map collage pieces, Posca Pen

Another 5 x 7 card made for an artist friend who makes beautiful clay pots, all with a lizard and leaf motif. SILKS, Heavy bodied, and fluid paints, with stamps in ink and paint, gesso, stencils, Posca Pens, Cut out, NeoColors.




                                                

56 comments:

  1. Just wonderful pieces this week Gloria!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine. Have an inspired week.

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  2. Fantastic art, my fave today is the wonderful elephant. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I really like Darkroom Door Stencils, but have trouble getting them to print the tiny detail properly. So then had to use the pen to put in all the directional lines on the elephant.

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  3. Really brilliant works Gloria. So much creativity. Happy PPF xx

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    1. Thank you Sue, I also enjoyed your spot this week.

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  4. Your art is full of color and inspiration. Great elephant, indeed!
    Happy PPF xx

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    1. Thank you so much. I enjoyed seeing your weeks work also.

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  5. I LOVE the first one! It just jumped off the page with that gorgeous color...perfect for this time of year when we are longing for color. Happy PPF

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you liked the floral piece. Yes, here in Chicago it is even colder!

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  6. Fabulous art projects Gloria-and I also love that first one especially-such gorgeous, vibrant color!! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda, Congrats on having your most unusual piece(for you)and being the featured artist on PPF.

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  7. Very nice art work but I'll have to say I love the elephant best on this post. He looks so majestic!

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    1. Thank you Latane. It is always so much fun to see what people like the best.

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  8. I'm watching the Jump Start videos too but haven't down much in the way of new art lately. Love looking at yours though, they are fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much Sandee. I got stopped about mid-way with CJS because of having sump pump problems here at my house. I will keep the videos and hopefully try some more new things.

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  9. Really loved the painting of the flowers! The elephant was cool too...I've always loved them!

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    1. Thank you, you have picked the two that seem to be the favorites.

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  10. Elephant is my favourite today Gloria Happy PPF

    much love...

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  11. These are all wonderful. I really like the first piece with all those vibrant colours. Lovely work.

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  12. So many different pieces! My favorite is the first one. I love the bright colours, seeing them makes me happy :-) (and makes me long for spring!)

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    1. I so agree-more warmth and sunshine needed, Denthe, Thanks!

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  13. What beautiful, original, colorful and unique creations this week! You have been delightfully busy. I agree that January went by too quickly! Happy PPF and have a Wonderful Week! Hugz!

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  14. Oh my! What fun and creative artwork! Thanks for sharing! Happy PPF :)

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  15. Love the cards, Gloria. What a delight they will be to whomever you send them! And the joint artists paintings are so beautiful. The first one is a wonderful flower garden.

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  16. So great, so wonderful works.
    I wish, i can do it olso ;-)

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  17. I especially love the first artwork with the blended watercolors. It looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Ozge. That was an experiment that turned out quite well.

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  18. Love them all. The floral painting is my favorite, Gloria! So pretty, and colorful.

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  19. What lovely pieces. I love your use of color!
    ~~ Irene

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  20. Oh my you have been busy Gloria,
    What fantastic paintings! Happy PPF to you :D

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    1. Not as busy as you with your "quick paint" project! Thank you, Neesie

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  21. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I LOVE your art. I love the colour, expression and for some reason the elephant just took my eyes.
    Blessings
    Janis

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  22. What wonderful bright colors! My fav is the elephant. :D

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  23. Oh these are wonderful, I especially love the elephant!

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  24. Gorgeous work Gloria! I especially love the first water colour it would make stunning cards too! Ever had your prints made into cards at Vistaprint? They often have 50 percent off sales and so easy to do! January flew by,you are so right!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Oh thanks! I have made some card prints with MOO but I should check on Vistaprint, too/

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  25. I too, love the elephant :) It is gorgeous!

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  26. It's really such a pleasure to see your great pictures. I immediately get in a good mood when looking at them and it makes me feel happy. I especially like your first picture with the colorful flowers. It's magnificent.

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  27. I love the lizard!!! and the elephant too! ♥

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  28. Hi Gloria , these are all so uniquely gorgeous, the lizard is exquisite. I especially love the first piece, such a gorgeous rush of colorful blooms, very magical and a visual feast for my soul today..I think I needed to see/feel all those colors..fantastic!
    Happy PPF
    Victoria #18

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  29. Gloria these are fantastic. I love the elephant.

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  30. I love these pieces - such lovely texture! Happy PPF from Number 32 :D

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