Monday, May 17, 2010

Cathedral of Dreams Cortona with Lisa Bebi

LEARN DEEP FISSURE CRACKLING IN ESCONDIDO this Sat May 22. I can't help but think of cathedrals when I think of Italy and Europe. Their crumbling and aged walls are inspiration for much of my work today.
Icon interior paintings are created by Lisa Bebi in her notorious paintover method. She will teach you how to transform pages from magazines to create painterly art, how cool is that!!

Here are just a few examples of saints representing our alter ego sainted selves.

St. Rita- "She believes the best in others" "St. Lucia brings light to the darkness"

Crackle baby!

In ESCONDIDO May 22 I'll be showing crackling and lots of other aging effects using advanced formulas. this Sat. May 22 from 12- 3:00 as here is a project from the Italian workshop with Lisa Bebi and myself in Sept. Check out the fissures- Love em! In Escondido I'll be showing crackling and lots of other aging effects using advanced formulas.
This is a rarely held workshop and will benefit those who want to take their artwork and collage to the next level. Before unseen techniques will be taught.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Design Techniques and Applications: Escondido Class

SEE ABOVE for crackling effects added to Escondido class.
For Escondido students here is more information regarding the upcoming class at the Escondido Art Gallery (EAP/EMG) May 22nd, 12-3:00pm. 262 E. Grand Ave. 760-480-4101 Below are just a few pictures of the many techniques we'll be convering. Come prepared to learn lots of very cool and brand new techniques.

For Escondido I've added one additional and a very special technique: my much requested "DEEP FISSURE CRACKLING!" tech. You won't want to miss this one- worth the class alone. This Escondido class will be a preliminary preview of my special technique to be taught in Italy with Lisa Bebi in Sept 2010.

Below are a few pictures showing just a few of the other techniques to be shared in Escondido. (I simply have to get better about getting pictures!)

Most techniques are from my published designs. Often I'm asked to teach these and I'm happy that my schedule is now allowing me to do so. I'd like to say a big Thank You to Lisa Bebi for introducing me to Renee Richetts of Escondido Arts. I'm honored to meet and share with the talented artists in Escondido.

Here are the techniques to be shared: "PEELING FISSURE CRACKLING!"(ADDED for Escondido)"Packing Tape Transfers", "Paper towel & Wet Copy Transfer" "Magazine Solution Transfers" "Aging Photo Techniques Transfers", "Edging & Rubs", "Easy webbing", "Texturizing with dimensional mediums", "2nd, Generation Transfers, Linen fx" "Gel medium as use glue &", "Aged Mrror Effect on Glass","Paint Speckling". Other techniques and aging recipe will be shared if there is time. Students will take home a finished project showcasing techniques learned.

BELOW Packaging Tape Transfer Bird on Paint Speckled background.

PIctured above is Paper Towel Transfer done by Carolyn Ireland.

In this class the ladies decided to make something even though it was a "techniques" class. This piece is using two of the many techniques shown. Packaging tape transfer is one, (the bird) the other two shown are a Paper Towel transfers and "Wet Copy transfer"

Pictured below is Pam Landel's work. A fun "Make and Take" using a few of the techniques in class. She liked this class so much she took it twice and wound up with two make and takes. This is one of them.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Click here for link to Escondido Arts Gallery and more about my class

Are you going to be in San Diego in May? I'll be teaching at the Escondido Arts Gallery on the 22nd. It would be great fun to meet you there! Loads of texturing, crackling effects for canvas, various photo transfer methods, exciting Italian workshop effects, and techniques/tips from some of my published works will be shared. You will learn so much. Classes are such fun and we can really get on a roll telling jokes as we work along- might be my most favorite part!
Click on the post title to vist the Escondido Arts Gallery site to read more about this mixed media techniques class.

I love San Diego, there is such a great spirit to the place. I think much of it has to do with the naval base being there. Ted and I have decided it's an all time favorite place to be. People there just seem to be unusually kind, respectful and honorable. I love that!