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on: August 27, 2016, 08:10:33 PM
I went to an acrylics mixed media (very mixed!) in the arts district in Chinatown in Honolulu today.  I did three pieces.

The first was a combination of a black charcoal line, several shades of paint, background color, then collages pieces from old paintings.  The first two were on gessoed paper.  I had never gessoed before.  Really liked the texture it gave to the paper.



 Second was a collage of an actual photo of the Hokulea (Hawaiian sailing vessel) hull, with tissue paper sails, and acrylic paint for the seascape behind the boat.


Last is a wraparound canvas with an acrylic painted sky, used paper from old paintings and tissue paper for the sea. The neatest part is that the mountains and beach are made from dried out paper towels that have been used to wipe brushes and trays from previous classes.  Look at these mountains - they are used paper towel!!!


Had a fabulous day - so much fun learning to do this.  Lesson included breakfast and lunch!

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Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 05:34:01 AM
 :heeha: Now that looks a fun day Mea! Mountains from old used paper towels, that is quite ingenious! Very effective.

Amazing the things one can reuse.

Interesting use of materials Mea, well done.  O0
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Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 06:40:49 AM
Very interesting, really cool ideas there. I loke the bottom one. Love the idea of drying out the used paper towels, I should also try it and see what I can create.
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Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 07:13:02 AM
Maryna and Val, thanks.

Yes, the artist had a big stack of dried out paper towels - all kinds of colors.  Amazing! She also had some that had fruit stains, etc.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 09:02:21 AM
Mea, I like the red sails of the Hokulea (thanks for introducing that word, learnt something new). Must be interesting to do this. I used tissue paper together with a acrylics in my previous paintings also. I used tissue with fine golden prints in a Maharaja (indian king) portrait to simulate a silk garment. I shall upload my acrylics shortly.
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Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 10:08:10 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: GOOD FOR YOU TO SPREAD OUT YOUR CREATIVITY WINGS!!! Your seniors will have a great time in your next class exploring art!  :)
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Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 10:38:27 AM
Thanks.  Oh, no, Liz.  Doing the mixed media stuff would be way too messy to do with the seniors!

Thanks, Gita. Great learning experience.

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Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 01:01:48 PM
 :D Mea, you find the most exciting adventures! What fun stuff you learned in these paintings.  :clap:
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Reply #8 on: August 28, 2016, 01:30:48 PM
Thanks, Kathy.  Yup - art is fun for me.

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Reply #9 on: August 28, 2016, 04:07:42 PM
This is so interesting Mea.Love the last painting!what amazing effect u got with the paper towels!
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Reply #10 on: August 28, 2016, 06:54:36 PM
What will they think of next?     Recycling toilet paper   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Mea, have to admit I do like the effect on the mountains and wish I could touch your painting... I think I would enjoy the feel of it.  Love the semi abstract flower composition very much.

The boat is also nice but something bottered me when I first saw it yesterday and could not figure it.  Now I think maybe it is the composition.  I know this was a class and not meant to be master pieces but I think if the boat was placed on the 1/3 or off center... it would also be a master piece.

Well done    :clap:
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Reply #11 on: August 28, 2016, 11:20:23 PM
Thanks, Annie and Zayn.  It was fun working with the paper towels.

I was not happy with the boat composition either, but I was pretty limited by the tiny canvas.  Once I got the sails on, I could not paint the boat, so I just took the photo and made it as a collage.

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Reply #12 on: August 29, 2016, 06:17:04 AM
Mea, I have just seen this post and found it so interesting.  Isn't it fun learning new techniques and using dried out paper towels for mountains, tissue paper for sails etc!!!  I just loved the thought of it all and I can imagine how much fun you had.


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Reply #13 on: August 29, 2016, 06:51:06 AM
Thanks, Patricia.  Now I want to catch up with all my unfinished projects so I can get moving on some mixed media.

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Reply #14 on: August 30, 2016, 10:02:40 PM
A woman interviewed us at the mixed media class last Saturday and it was just posted on Facebook today.

Sound bites from the interview:
"THANK YOU all who came to Claudia's art class last Saturday. It was great to have all of you. And thank you MaryAnne for your great feedback and the best soundbites :D "You are very limited with choices at home. All the tools are here and Claudia doesn't dictate what you create. She shows you the techniques and you go with it, free to create whatever you want." MaryAnne, an artist from Hau'ula.
*This is a mixed media art piece MaryAnne created in class using paper towels."


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