Saturday, July 26, 2014

Woo hool!!!

Just learned that my painting was accepted for the 2014 International Watercolor West Juried Exhibition, and since this is the third time, I qualify as a signature member! If only my sister were here for me to share the news with -- she was always my best viewer and greatest supporter, and she'd have taken pleasure in this success. Anyway, here is the painting that will be in the show:

Picnic Anyway 1945
It is based on an old photograph of my five aunts at a family picnic after their parents had been killed in a car-train accident and before the war ended.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Digital Collage

With my iPad app ProCreate, I knew it was possible to take parts of images and put them into a new work, and I recently figured out how to do it. I went through JPGs of my old watercolors and found parts of them that I liked, even if I didn't like the actual painting, and put them into the app as resources. Then I started playing. It's possible to make collages out of old images I created without tearing up the paintings!

The following piece has parts of seven different watercolors in it, and the shadow figure was drawn in freehand. Does that make it a mixed media piece?

Bird Walk 1995

Here is another one, with even more pieces of old paintings and an old photograph in it:

Lost Girl