Sunday, December 06, 2015
Here are a few snapshots of what you may have missed! Thanks for following along on my blog and I will try my best to get back to blogging!
I'd been looking for a way to make my own without asking someone to cut a board the size I preferred. Finally I decided that I just needed to attach something on the board I'd already made. I bought one of the primed masonite painting panels (less than $5 using a coupon!) at the art store for the surface. I chose the 16x20" size. Now I needed a way to attach it without putting holes in it!
I also wanted it to be easily taken off , not permanently attached. I headed to the hardware superstore to look for ideas and found the perfect molding to use - "panel cap". I also bought some LocTight Go 2 Glue to attach the wood to the back of the board. In all, this new addition was less than $10 - Saved $75 from the aluminum version! My version is just over 3 pounds, included the original wood.
Below is the finished project.
|Sliding it into the new "rails"|
|I put a piece of square dowel as a "stop" (this is really shown upside down here, the stop will be on the bottom when mounted in the tripod)|
|Stop at bottom (although the rail is snug enough to hold the board from slipping, I would expect over time it will become looser, so felt I'd need the stop.)|
Another successful tinkering project!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
I'm have art included for sale in the McConnell Art Center (MAC) - Pop Up Shop at the Shops at Worthington Place!! Come out and see all the great original handmade art for sale!
Date: Nov. 21, 2015 - Jan. 10, 2016.
It is that time of year again! The MAC is thrilled to announce their second MACtastic venture at the Shops at Worthington Place! They are temporarily renting a store front and showcasing local artists work. The MAC Pop Up Store features original, handmade, one of a kind art work on a consignment basis every weekend, kicking off on Saturday November 21, continuing through the holidays until mid-January.
A beautiful place to collect wonderful original local art, supporting your creative community.
MAC Pop-Up Store hours:
The Shops at Worthington Place
7227 N High Street
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Today is a cool, rainy October day. I wanted to work on the fundamentals in my oils and get into taking the time to do sketches before I start. I was working from a photo I took last year which was cropped to a square. At that time, I had some some quick sketches, but never painted the scene. (right side of photo) Although I had already done much of the design from cropping my photo, I still wanted the practice of sketching. I drew a new sketch on bristol paper. I also was reusing a painting board which was a wipe down from a bad painting.(middle left).
|"Shadowed Path", oil, 6x6, Ampersand Gessobord|
Friday, October 02, 2015
Monday, September 07, 2015
|Early Fall, 8x10, oil on panel|
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Today we painted near Worthington High School along the bike path. I love Sycamore trees, and painted this one in the past, late winter, in pastel. This is the first time in summer.
I recently sold my Soltek easel and was lucky to find a new Strada easel on eBay! This was my first time out with it. I really liked it and loved the slick white plexiglass palette area.
Here's my view, and of course, the shadows moved quite a bit.
I was able to use my Art Cocoon panel holders with this easel. Makes it less messy to transport a wet painting home!
Summer Sycamore, 8x10, oil on Richeson gesso board, gray toned.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
|Morning Glory, 8x10, oil on panel|