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Monday, July 30, 2012

Latest Experiment

Myrna Wacknov mentioned making unique papers using Citrasolv (a degreaser made from orange peel oil) and National Geographic Magazine pages.  You can spray, splatter or paint the Citrasolv onto the pretty pages of the magazine, close the magazine, mop off excess ink that oozes out, and let it sit 10 to 25 minutes. Then peek to see how the process is working.  If you have some spreading of the ink in unique designs, tear out the page and set on newspaper to dry.  After it dries, you find pretty areas and paint around an item such as this pear, as collage paper, or you can use it as an under-painting.  If you google art with Citrasolv, you will find lots of neat ideas.  Have at it.

Citrasolv Pear

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Our Paintings on Display at Childres' National Medical Center

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's New Horizon's Exhibition at the Children's National Medical Center.

Kay with Another Golden Day and Strata

Kay with Hope

Bob with Healing Meditation 

Monday, July 23, 2012

127th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

Bonsai Shadows was selected by Juror, Frank Webb, to be part of the 127th Annual Mid-Atlantic  Regional Watercolor Exhibition, sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society.  This exhibition will be held from August 29 - October 4th, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD, 20874.  Opening Reception will be September 16th, from 1 - 3PM.  I would be honored if you could attend the opening and see all of the beautiful work that was selected.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July's Abstracts

Found Joy.  12 x 12" on Linoleum Floor Tile Acrylic with embellishments from  Nancy Donnelly's glass studio, and Kashmir's Auto Body. I had such fun sorting through Nancy's scraps of glass and walking around the ground of the Auto Body shop. You never know what you will find in where cars are repaired or put to rest.

Strata Scape 712 Acrylic Collage on Illustration Board 10 x 20"
Various layers of gel and crackle medium, tissue paper and Gac, and gauze were used to create the layers.