The third in the series of Christmas cards. This is the first painting I produced, the one I started with. The horizon line has continued through the series so they could even be displayed together as a triptych.(That word always sends me to spellcheck.)
Thanksgiving is next week, the season is upon us. The family is gathering. I couldn’t be more grateful.
For anybody who has had a dance class the title of this entry will bring back memories. Yes, even snowmen have theatrical moments.
I started a series of Christmas line drawing/paintings. Here is one of them. As in the past I am using Artagain black paper, acrylics and gelly roll white pen. This is so much fun. There are two others in the series.
The color from last week’s palette could only be called vermilion. This is defined by Infoplease as a chemical compound of mercury and sulfur, red sulfide of mercury. Wow sounds hot, like this beach babe. Other words like salmon swam through my mind, but they could not come close to this woman’s suit. Funny how the reds and oranges could blend together without a human hand and become such a beautiful bright color. What happens on a palette when the lights are turned out and the artist goes to bed?
Yesterday’s classes went well. I think. The children seemed interested, the teachers seemed interested. The copper craft was a success. Louis Comfort Tiffany was a pretty interesting person and his art is so splendid and beautiful. All and all something fun to share.
Back in the studio.
My first day doing outreach for the Morse Museum is today. (If you haven’t been, this is a jewel box of a place. The most beautiful glass, art, jewelry, the whole collection a must for your next trip to Orlando.) I am a little nervous. I have shadowed other people who do this. They are brilliant at their presentations. A gentleman advised me that I would find my own style and be fine. I hope I have found it. I will make the intro about the colorful life of Louis Comfort Tiffany and move into his enamels, colors, etc. Then we do the very creative painting on copper squares. A truly awesome! craft for little children. Here we go. Five classes of little people. This should be fun when I get over the sheer terror.
I am preparing some pieces for a few upcoming shows. The need for frames and the expense of frames made me put the creative juices in action. Sometimes that leads to a diversion from the point. The point here is to finish the paintings so somebody could purchase one for a gift and not have to worry about how it should be framed or hung. While purusing Amazon for ideas I came upon Frame It! by Tonia Davenport. She has wonderful ideas for untraditional frames. I have combined a few and have come up with somethings that work. These are some of my acrylic and white gelly roll pen pieces on black paper in their new frames. Animal Magnet, mixed media, 8″x 9″ on the left and Blue Birds, also mixed media, 12″x 10.5″ on the right.
P.S. My new computer’s power button stopped working. The manufacturer would not repair only replace. So here I am reloading everything back in the computer, all of the software, artwork, photos, printers, ugh. Not again!
All artwork is the property of Beth Crews Rommel and may not be reproduced without her written consent.