Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Had a Great Time Filming my DVD

I had a wonderfully fun time filming with Interweave Press in Loveland, CO,  my new DVD, Watercolor Journeys for the Traveling Artist, or something like that as the title has yet to be determined.  Just wanted to share a few photos from our shoot:
Me on the set, doing a demo on how to use water-soluble pens

My interview with Cloth, Paper, Scissors editor, Jenn Mason

Happy to have it over!  Left to right: Me, Jenn Mason, and Sue Pettelier 
The camera crew was fabulous!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Watercolor Journeys for the Traveling Artist, a new DVD

I haven't been able to post much lately because my computer was sent away to get a new mother board.  After many weeks it was finally declared a Lemon!  I now have a new computer and find it does work a lot better than my last computer.
Despite my recent computer problems, I have been getting ready for my trip to Loveland, CO to film my new DVD with Interweave Press.  The title will be something like, Watercolor Journeys for the Traveling Artist and I will be demonstrating some great ideas for watercolor painting while traveling.  Here is a painting I did in my watercolor journal this past May while with the group that I took to Provence, France.  We painted on a book page from a French book.

I will let you know when my DVD is available for purchase!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Poppies in Provence, France - May 2013

Poppies in Provence, Watercolor
I am planning another trip to paint in Provence, May 2013.  My computer is in the shop right now and I can't update my website so just email me if you want to get your name on the list for more information.  It will be similar to my 2011 May trip. Also, you can see more about our May 2011 trip by checking out my older blog posts.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cloth Paper Scissor's New Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art

Since I had to send my computer away to the computer hospital, I have had a bit more time for catching up on my reading.  I have spent some relaxing, fun time devouring the exciting new art book by Barbara Delaney:  The Cloth-Paper Scissors Book, Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art.

This colorful, gorgeous book has something for all artists, beginners to advanced. Barbara has assembled (in her own words) "the very best articles and projects from the first six years of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine."  I am thrilled to be included with my article, Travel Journals, Maps as a Starting Point. 
Barbara's writes about finding inspiration and getting over artist's block, speaking to the artist in us all.  She has some encouraging ideas on how to get the most out of your creative day. 
I have already gone to the craft store to pick up some Transparent Liquid Sculpey to make some translucent transfers as explained by D. J. Pettitt.  Digging through my studio cupboards I found an old stash of thin metals so that I could try out Beryl Taylor's Metal Magic.  This book covers an array of mixed-media ideas in a well organized and informative way.  Printing and transfer methods, sketching, journaling, collage and assemblage, and mixed-media hand stitching all come to life packed in this energetic new book.  If you can’t wait for your own hard copy of the book, Interweave press is now selling it as an easy to download ebook.  I recommend this wonderful, new art book!