Wednesday, November 3, 2010

folk art inspiration

I haven't done any kind of folk art/primitive painting since the mid 80's.  Back then, I did a lot of tole painting and created work in the "country" style.  recently, I took a class with Laurie Meseroll and learned how to create her Mudcakes style paintings. Using her techniques and my love for birds I created this little guy and titled it "unruffled". It contains vintage sheet music, scrapbook paper, fabric, acrylics and mica flakes on a 12"x16" gallery canvas.   

I'll be donating this to the local library fundraiser. thanks Laurie!


detail of unruffled


another poppy painting.  this one is woodburned on 12"x24" birch plywood and then layered with lots of fun textural goodies...tissue paper, acrylics, printing, stamping, fluid acrylics, stencils, colored pencil and gold flakes and finally beads in the centers of the flowers.  this may be offered as a future class, for now...enjoy!