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Gloria

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Reply #90 on: April 01, 2012, 03:25:17 PM
Wow, you sure are not wasting any time. You are so dedicated.


Lillian

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Reply #91 on: April 01, 2012, 03:41:34 PM
Anya,  :thankyou: for your kind remarks on my mixed media project.  :)
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sapphirelynn

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Reply #92 on: April 01, 2012, 05:53:05 PM
Lillian what fun!  Your 'project' turned out great. :clap: :clap: :clap:   What a wonderful way to learn so many new ideas to employ in your art pieces.  How are you going to frame this?
 Now I am itching to do one...NOLAN!!! :wave: we need a class on mixed media   
Linda


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Reply #93 on: April 02, 2012, 03:06:55 AM
Hi Sapphirelynn,

I painted around the edges of the canvas, so no need to frame them but it could be done.

I might take them to a framer for suggestions, but probably won't go ahead with it.  I'd rather put the money toward a new project.  I hate to think how much I've invested in this -- tuition for 12 weeks at the college, canvasses, interference and iridescent paints, various mediums and gels and 3 or 4 very good books.  All worth it though.

I have no choice now but to do more mixed media projects.   :2funny:  and  :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:  ideas keep whirling around in my mind.   :)  It seems there is no limit to what you can do with this stuff.
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Reply #94 on: April 02, 2012, 07:11:11 AM
I agree, there is endless possibilities.  I think in another thread we talked about our compulsion for 'buying' art supplies....looks like you might have won there ;) but on the other hand now that you have it on hand you are sure to think :idea: of ways to encorporate some of it in newer works :yippee: I will be looking forward to seeing them
Linda


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Reply #95 on: April 02, 2012, 07:47:40 AM
Lillian I like your little flock. Good job. What you did is still alot of work. It still took time and money. Good job.  O0 O0
Nina
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Reply #96 on: April 02, 2012, 09:38:29 AM
Thanks Nina.   :1hug:
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Lillian

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Reply #97 on: April 09, 2012, 02:53:05 PM
I had another fun morning in my class at the college.  Just two more monday mornings to go. 

Next week, I have to make my presentation on what I did and how, etc.  I'm really looking forward to hearing the others do their presentations.  I've learned a lot just by being with some amazing artists.

These are my absolutely finished pieces.  I almost forgot that I had to sign them.   :)  I built up a small area on the bottom right of each one, just built up an open space with narrow masking tape and laid in gel medium, let it dry, then painted it to blend in with the background and signed.

I've had so much fun reading about mixed media and ideas are swirling about in my mind. 

Here are the final 3 pieces

I don't know how to post these side by side, but the chicks are to be in the middle, hens on the left, cockerel on the right.

My instructor calls that a 'tryptic'.  The website nicedefinitions.com lists 25 definitions.  The term can also be spelled 'tryptich' and stems from ancient days.  Nowadays, it is used by artists who do 3 related paintings.

I guess I really missed the mark as she wanted us to do either a 'body of work' or a 'series of work'.  I intended to do a series, ends up it's a set of three, a 'tryptic'.   :sweat: might get a failing grade  :confused:    :2funny:

Anyway, she went on a long spiel about the "space" depicted in my tryptic.  (Theory :eek:

To make it short, she pointed out how the chicks are confined, window looks out onto chickens confined, the big birds confined and the large landscape expanse in all the canvases. 
She said she gets the feeling that the birds all long to get to the wide open 'space'   :)

There, is your lesson for the day!   :2funny:Ok, I get it!  Really, I have appreciated her teaching, just a much different approach than Dennis & Nolan.  All so very good and I'm loving every minute of the journey.

I'm trying to come up with a name for my work.  Any ideas?  I would appreciate your input.  A few things 'flew' through my mind, trying to keep to the theme of 'space':

The Ins And Outs Of It
If I Could Fly
A Fancy For Freedom
Freedom Afield
Liberty Afield
Love Knows No Bounds
Egg-set To (or For) Freedom
Free Range Afield
Flight to Freedom


Which of these would you choose?

I'm running this by my 4 teenage grandchildren.   I'll let you know their consensus.   :)

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Reply #98 on: April 09, 2012, 07:02:08 PM
Lillian, your project turned out wonderfully! Your rooster looks amazing and I am in awe of the grass! O0
Christina


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Reply #99 on: April 09, 2012, 11:24:20 PM
Lillian  :twothumbs: :congrats: on your final result ... super job and I absolutely love it.   :thankyou: for sharing this experience...  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Leana

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Reply #100 on: April 10, 2012, 09:56:14 AM
Hi folks,   :wave:

I thought I'd share some things I put in my journal.  Until I started this project, I had never kept a journal. 

I have logged what I did each and every day as I progressed with my project.  I wrote down the mediums, gels, what mixes of paint, etc. that I used in each step and pasted progress photos in as well.  It was quite a challenge at times, because I tended to get caught up in the process and had to try to remember what I did so I could make the entry.

Here is the sketch I started out with.  I had no idea where it would take me as this was my first mixed media project.


A friend in the class gave me this from the newspaper.  I thought it was cute, so I included it in my journal.

You might get a chuckle our of this one, "She's Always Been Artistically Inclined".  Hubby found this in the newspaper and gave it to me, and I couldn't resist including it also.

Of course, I had to act like a kid again and color these newspaper clippings with colored pens and  colored pencils.

I think the girl that sat beside me in the class influenced me as she was showing me all the journaling she has been doing lately, quite interesting.

I think Dennis plans on talking to us about journaling in one of his up coming classes.  I'll be looking forward to that.

I know how busy we are, but I'd love it if somebody would help me choose a name for my project.  I came up with a list and posted it yesterday.  If you think one of the names fit, would you let me know?  Or, if you have any ideas that might fit, I sure would appreciate it if you would be so kind as to post your thoughts.  I'd love to close the book on this so to speak and move on to something new.
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Gloria

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Reply #101 on: April 10, 2012, 03:27:57 PM
Lillian you are one busy artist, trying all kinds of things and you are so enthusiastic. Its contagious.


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Reply #102 on: April 10, 2012, 11:10:38 PM
Lillian... your names sound great... I can add some ideas ...

Free Range Hatchery
Are they all mine? (as in the cockerel asking the hens about the chicks)


Will try and think of some more   ;) ... you will just know when you have found the right title.

Leana

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"Art is not just ornamental, an enhancement of life, but a path in itself, a way out of the predictable and conventional, a map to selfdiscovery." ~ Gabrielle Roth


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Reply #103 on: April 11, 2012, 12:02:32 AM
Lillian, your works of art are wonderful and your enthusiasm is admirable. I've enjoyed reading and looking at yoru posts and other peoples comments.
Well done you  :clap: :hug:
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Lillian

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Reply #104 on: April 11, 2012, 05:37:29 AM
 :thankyou: so much, Gloria, Leana & Tony.   :) 

Thanks to you Leana for all the encouragement you've been along the way and for your input on a name for this. 

I like the "Free Range Hatchery" one as it denotes the idea of freedom as opposed to confinement.  It's definitely in the top to be considered.   :1hug:
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