Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Studio Buttons at the Yuletide Art Show and Sale

As members of the Riverbend Artists Mannie and I are involved in:


And the rose buttons I have made are now present at the Yuletide Show and Sale in Grand Valley, Ontario.  Some of the buttons have already been sold and I am not sure which ones until I see what I have left at the Show,
Apparently the pinks are all gone. A friend from the art groups we belong to sold the buttons $18 Cn to members of a button club.

I have found doing theses 1" buttons a challenge for the burning and for the dynamic look for such a small item.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Studio Buttons -Beaded Fabric and Wooden/Painted

Mannie and I embarked on creating studio buttons for button collectors.  A friend of ours had asked us to do some samples to take to a button collector' meeting where they were well received and even sold.  So in our time Mannie and I created sets of studio buttons.  Me, I created a series around roses -wild, tea, bud, red, white, pink and yellow.  Mannie embellished material with beading, etc to produce her fabric art studio buttons.

Base button is metal snap together with shank.

These are 1" wooden buttons with added shank and signature. The images are first burnt onto the button then painted with fluid acrylic paints.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pyro/predator3 at My Door -Wolf

One day, during daylight hours, a wolf ran beside my van on the road by my house.  Abruptly he stopped and smugly smiled with a twinkle in his blue eyes.  He was no starving fellow and the bulk looked good on him. I'm still not sure why he ran beside the van but the knowing smile and blue eyes have stayed with me.
At dusk you can hear the wolves howling across the river, and sometimes it is as though they were in my yard near the pond.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pyro/predator 2- Furtive Fox


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 


As part of the Pedator Series  I burnt lines in to set up the lines of theft.  Then I painted with fluid acrylic paints.  However, I did not strictly follow the burnt lines -this part of my technique is changing.
The fox has come onto our property a number of times -looking for?  They move most cautiously, looking about in nervous anticipation of impending doom.




Friday, July 7, 2017

Pyro/Predators at my door-Coyote

Out the front door you can hear the coyote's yip and carry on.  They chase the wild turkeys in the farm field next to our property.  As happens, they stop to survey me as I stop to watch them. A nod of understanding by both and we carry on with the day.

The burnt lines are becoming more and more absorbed int the painting with this series -as had begun to happen with the pyro/cat boxes from before.  Nevertheless, the lines are still used to define areas of the painting and contain the paint.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Small Pyrography/Fluid Acrylic Painting

I have moving between oil pastel work and my usual pyrographic/fluid acrylic works.

The rock, water and trees of the north create unique images.  Here I reduced it all down to a lone tree and the landscape about it.  The tree seems like a weathered, aged beacon in the landscape -alone fighting the elements.  The battle is in the tortured lines made more prominent by the pyrographic burn lines.  The lines are no longer around every colour/value separation but to emphasize.

9" x 12"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Punchneedle -the Sun and the Moon and the Stars

Manuela drew the Sun, the Moon and the Stars for a punch needle image for the cottage -or wherever.

It is interesting how you punch the threads in through the back of the canvas and the image is on the reverse side.

 The orange and yellow threads went through a number of changes to get the correct combination of colours that make up the image.
 As usual, Manuela added beads and crystals to the canvas.

The silver treads of the moon pick up coloration from the other colours in the image.