Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gelatin Printing Class

A couple of weeks ago I attended a class on gelatin printing at Beautiful Impressions in Westbrook, CT. It was taught by Terri Lightfoot and was a lot of fun! We used Gelli Plates by Gelli Arts. I made several prints; here's the one I like best. I made it with hand cut leaf-shaped masks and a stencil by The Crafters' Workshop:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gelatin Monoprints - October 2011

I recently bought a new tool, a synthetic gelatin plate by Gelli Arts, and have been having fun making monoprints with it on rice paper, using acrylic paint, stamps, stencils and other materials for texture. I love the results of my experiments!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

More Collages from Composition Class

Here's a sampling of some of the other collages I made this summer in Jane Davies' fun!!! Keys To Dynamic Composition class:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Composition Class - Abstract Landscape Lesson

For lesson 2 of the composition class I'm currently taking, we started our abstract landscape lesson with a warm up exercise, and followed these with abstract landscape studies. Here's my work - 6 warm ups followed by 3 landscapes. The one on the right is still a work in progress.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Elements Class

My Elements of Art Journaling class is going full steam ahead and I'm having a lot of fun with it! Here's my work to-date (Cover, Elements Spread, Earth Spread). The black and white frogs and oval leaves owe thanks to Jane Davies - I took these impressions onto tissue in her Scribble Collage class from her hand-made stamps.

Collage Studies - Shapes

I am loving Jane Davies' Keys to Dynamic Composition online class! Our first lesson was a study in shapes. Here are my three variations:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Scribble Collage Detail

Heat Wave:

Boat Beyond the Pier:

Gateway to the City:

Hazy Day At The Beach:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scribble Collage!

I had a great time this weekend attending Jane Davies's Scribble Collage class at the Guilford Art Center. We painted and stained papers to our hearts content, then tore them into pieces and created wonderful collages! Here are my creations - work in progress, followed by finished pieces:

I'll be joining Jane and fellow classmate Sharon for Jane's online class Keys to Dynamic Composition starting next week - I am so excited!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2009 Art Journal (Video)

My journaling consists mostly of a visual and a piece of writing on opposite pages. Last summer, I used the images and the writings for 2009 to create a powerpoint slide video:

The Elements of Art Journaling

I've signed up for Effy Wild's class, The Elements of Art Journaling, and I can't wait 'til it starts on July 1! Check out her promo for more information:

Monday, May 30, 2011

Poem Book: We Walk Together (2011, poem 2007)

A book of art and poetry in honor of my mother, Catherine Farrell, 1923-1993, and our relationship

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lily (2011)

Charcoal and NuPastel on toned paper

Sun Drenched Elements (2009)

Watercolor and watercolor crayon