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Oil Painting

Posted in Misc. Art Works on June 20, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

I have not touched this medium since college, 37 years. After watching a Youtube on how to do it with out brushes and using only your fingers (with gloves on) I am giving it a shot. I want to use a knife at least for detailing but have resisted so far. I can see where using just the fingers for a very large painting would work. But this is 16″ by 16″. Steady as she goes, not done yet…

Nope, did not like that tree in there. A few more color layers to go yet till I am satisfied.

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Collage

Posted in Misc. Art Works on April 2, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

I was never really a fan of collage because many people who say they cannot do art say they can do collage. For some reason that seemed like a cop-out statement to me. But there are many wonderful collages out there by artists who understand composition and how to play with images.

I assigned my students to do a collage with the stipulation they must show values with it. So far none of them are getting it. But, I hope they will study my sample and figure it out. At least I made it in front of them so they have no excuse of my not showing them how to do it.

Most of this is newspaper. The lips are all meat and red fruit ads. Recognizable objects acting as hair are from magazines.

collage

 

Another Ceramic Heater: “Harambe”

Posted in Misc. Art Works on March 3, 2017 by lindsayjanetroberts

I am getting the hang of these. Each one is an improvement from the last. One more thing, my husband kept telling me it is a shame there is no way to show off the face when not in use. Each piece actually can be set up so the face stands up and looks out.

 

My Drawings

Posted in Misc. Art Works on July 22, 2014 by lindsayjanetroberts

Thought I better start this thread. I have done several drawings in the past year as assignments I make my kids do in class. This top one however is in the planning stage. Am going to introduce Zentagle art and I think I took this one a little bit too far?

portrait(s)

 

 

Drawings I have done in the past…

Posted in Misc. Art Works on April 25, 2013 by lindsayjanetroberts

schnebly hill web old man in ink

The top drawing I did from a photo I took of Schnebly Hill near Sedona Arizona. It was all done in pastels. I am following the drawing style of my grandmother, impressionism.

The bottom drawing is also from a photo I saw in a magazine many years ago and was done with India ink washes.

Both these drawings are over 20 years old. I thought I better record them before they fade any more than they have already. They are still in good condition and are hanging in the gallery in my home.

2011 Pumpkin

Posted in Misc. Art Works on October 27, 2011 by lindsayjanetroberts

It’s that time of year again.

This years pumpkin chose its own face with its shape. Had to use a wooden meat tenderizer to finish the piece off. I was going to open the mouth to have his parts slipping out but as I carved it, it formed its own tongue. Perhaps when I go for the seeds I will carve carefully to get a photo of what I first intended to do to him.

 

Of course at the end of the holiday every gourd must meet its’ demise and get moldy or just throw up…….

 

Rock Lizard

Posted in Misc. Art Works on July 24, 2011 by lindsayjanetroberts

Decided to raid some more rocks and made Rock Lizard 2. This one is more than twice the size of the one below.

 

Had some rocks wash out on to our road. Did a little bit of collecting and a tidy amount went into the landscaping. Played with the rest and this is the end result, a rock lizard. He may have to grow a bit next time we find some interesting rocks.

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