Thursday, November 17, 2016

the answer is yes!

i am still painting teabags and

finding them a source of 

inspiration and just plain fun.

here this week's collage 

selection in my little journal.

when i say little, i mean

it fits in my palm.  i added a

few lines with a micron pen.

i experimented with a different

brush stroke in my painting workshop.

it took focus to try a new technique for a whole painting.

this is acrylic over collage.  i plan to do a series

using this brush stroke to get more familiar with its nature.

i am not sure that i can explain it but i will try.  several colors of

acrylic paint is put on a palette.  swipe one side of a brush and

then the other.  apply the paint to the canvas in the same swipe technique

using both sides of the brush.   

when i walked outside to the large patio of the art center   

for a break from my workshop i happened upon 

the end of a  marvelous demo.  the artist, Peter Adams

was commissioned to paint the  stations of the cross for the 

University of Southern California.

here is are some example of

the studies he did for the commission.

i thought them to be exceptional.

also this weeki attend the stamp convention 

held three times a year in carson.

kat skamoto is the organizer. 

she was so thrilled that she found new 

kuretake markers with brilliant colors

and that layer easily.  she had pages 

of beautiful drawings in her journal.

among the vendors i saw the 

creative drawings by tracy moore.

and colorful collages by 

teesha moore.

there was a time when i would always be seen

carrying  a camera on my shoulder or on my wrist. 

i took soccer and football photos for the team members when my son

was in high s cool.  but i have gotten lazy.  my iPhone has replaced

the camera.  sometimes i am surprise

by what i capture.  this week it was the supermoon

with an enormous whale mural in the foreground

at the redondo beach marina.

and of course, my daily sunset snap.

have a lovely weekend wherever you are.

hugs to all.

posting with eva and kristen at  paint party friday


  1. Really wonderful, Irene! Whatever you do!
    See you Saturday, you over-achiever you! ♥

  2. Your first portrait reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor at a younger age. I love seeing your weekly posts by-the-way.

  3. You had a good and creative work, made great art, and saw lots from others, too. Thanks for sharing. The sunset is magnificent. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  4. Wow, this is a great post. Love your work and the amazing photos you shared. Happy PPF

  5. Fascinating post with so much wonderful art to look at, ending with that fantastic sunset.

  6. fabulous tea bag art Irene-amazing what detail you can get on such a small surface! Beautiful paintings by Peter Adams. And i LOVE a stamp convention-so much eye candy to take in. Lucky you to see Moores art-they have never been in my area. Happy PPF!

  7. What an amazingly creative week you have had. I love that collage of the girl with the hat.
    Happy PPF

  8. Wow Irene, this is a wonderful post. So much art by you and others. I love seeing the places you visit and the shows you attend. That shot of the moon and mural is amazing. Have a very nice weekend.

  9. Such a great post and beautiful art!