and I am so far behind in my holiday painting ! It is so hard to get anything to dry with all the damp, rainy, humid weather we have had the past few weeks. Anyway, I should have some ornaments at the Art and Antique Gallery for Art Walk this weekend in Eau Gallie. Here a some of the gourd Santa Ornaments that are nearly complete – now it is back to work in the studio !
It has been awhile since i updated this blog however I have been busy creating some new pieces for the September First Friday and Gallery Walk in Eau Gallie on September 1st.
I absolutely love the shape of this very round gourd pictured above. It is just a perfectly round symmetrical gourd with no flat spots or irregular sides to it and stands on its own. A little thin so I really could not carve it but perfect for pyrography, or wood burning. I added an eggshell mosaic for texture around the rim and below the wood burned flowers, which are of course my favorite Florida flower – the hibiscus. I left the stem, a perfect top for the lid.
Gourd basket with clay leaves and flowers
The second piece I completed was this quite large, very thick gourd that I carved into a basket. It was wood burned, embellished with clay and painted with acrylic paints and inks. It seemed like it took me forever to complete because of its size, there are actually twenty-two small clay flowers, each one having to sand seal and paint individually, not to mention all the leaves and larger flowers. Whew, I was so happy to have this one done !
Gourd with sea grass and sea shells
These are the last two of my new gourds at the gallery. I also have three new gourd shard necklaces not pictured here. Hope you will be able to attend First Friday and Gallery Walk in Eau Gallie this weekend !!
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