Monday, July 30, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Jordan was in Hobby Lobby with me this week and asked if I could make a piece of art for him to hang in his new home. This is what we came up with together! I hope his roommates will like it too~
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Here are some more pieces of altered photo transfer art. The first one features an old photo of my mom and some family members in the early 40s. You can scarcely see that a photo was transferred on to the painted background. The second one features a very old image of my husband's grandma in the early 1900s. I used lots of layers of paint, paper, and crackle on these. I never really know how they are going to turn out until I am finished!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The second one features of photo of two of my uncles in the late 1930s. I didn't even realize until it was glued down that the page was from a story called "The Remarkable Child" out of one of my vintage books. I altered the photo slightly with light washes of paint and a bit of charcoal pencil.
The third one features my great grandfather Maurice Ruschenberg in the late 1800s. We were always told he was the Marshal of Ste. Genevieve, Mo, so the image is on top of a copy of an old map of Ste. Genevieve. During later research, we found that he was actually the Marshal of St. Martinsburg, a smaller neighboring town. I accented this with gel pens.
These all have lots of texture. I may list a couple of them on Ebay later. If you would like to know more about any of the techniques I used, I would be happy to share. It is still 100+ degrees in the St. Louis area today--it is really getting depressing! We have had no rain in close to a month, I hope we get some soon. By the time my tomatoes ripen they will be worth about $10 a piece when you consider all the watering involved to keep the plants alive!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This first painting, "The Burger Beggars", reminds me of my grandma telling us how her kitties used to beg for ground beef whenever she made hamburgers. She would put tiny balls of it on the edge of the counter for them to steal.
The second painting, "Christening Day", marks a very special time. Both of these are available on Ebay now.