I know it sounds absolutely insane to say that gourds tell us what they want to be – but, honestly, it does seem to happen. This particular gourd I had started working on was going to be something completely different, it sat in my studio for at least two years partially completed until a few weeks ago when I suddenly realized there was a Humpty Dumpty begging to appear ! Once I started sculpting the face with paper clay – Humpty Dumpty took shape. His arms and legs are fabric sculpted, painted with gesso and a stiffening medium. His entire body, the gourd and limbs were covered with a texture medium which gives, especially on the gourd, an eggshell like surface. He was painted with acrylic paint and sealed with varnish. The “wall” is actually a block of wood that I painted with faux bricks. So much fun to create this guy – now I can’t decide if I should take him to the gallery or just hold on to him for a little while ….
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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 … Continue reading →
These are new pieces I completed that are displayed at the Art and Antique Gallery in Eau Gallie for tonight’s First Friday, hopefully it will not be raining! The first gourd is a simple flower design that I drew on … Continue reading →
This week beginning Friday February 24th the State of Florida Gourd Festival is being held in Eau Gallie Florida at the Shrine Auditorium. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 9-5 and on Sunday 9-2. There will be gourds, … Continue reading →
Floral Fantasy is a new series that I have been working on and this is the first piece in this series. The gourd, of course, was cleaned and cut out. I always clean seal the interior of the gourd first … Continue reading →
Sometimes when I look at this blank screen it is similar to starting a painting on a blank white canvas! So I decided to start this with a photo of one of my latest creations – a giraffe I made … Continue reading →
Always a great art show the Sebastian Riverview Fine Art and Music Festival will be held on January 16th and 17th this year. Located on Indian River Drive by Riverview Park in the City of Sebastian is the setting for … Continue reading →
Ahhh it is December, the very last month of the year, and it sure did go quickly. And here in Florida today it feels like summer! We have had rain every morning and around 8 am the sun comes out … Continue reading →