Thursday, December 29, 2016

Retrospective of 2016: alice's art gallery

Retrospective of 2016: Today is part two of a three-part retrospective of 2016. Today's theme is art work. I've also included craft projects. Here is my 2016 art gallery. I've really appreciated the support that so many people have shown for my art, and I hope that you like this gallery.

January

This was a "negative space" painting. I drew one image at a time and painted around them to get this image. The biggest, most prominent flower stands out with this painting technique.

Here is another negative space painting that I did, with snow humans in the woods on a very wintry day.
posies, kind of a fantasy in the winter

February

Love birds and valentines

This was a recipe box that I painted.

It is a wooden box and I painted the design with acrylic paint.

Here is the back of the box.

Inside the box is just a solid purple.
Another view of the box.


March

The goal that I had in doing this painting was to paint white flowers and give them a bit of shadow so that they would look somewhat real.

I designed this sketchbook cover from color copies of a few paintings that I had made.
Saint Patrick's Day tea 


the old Saint Stephens church (still used, sometimes)
April

frog enjoys lily pad


afghan that I made for a friend, from scrap yarn

close-up view of the afghan
May

watering the garden

June

Images of Stella Niagara (incomplete)
July and August


On July 1st, I went to a painting class that was held in Beaver Island State Park, at the Grand Island Historical Society's headquarters and museum (River Lea). The instructor was Terry Klaaren, who has painted murals in Grand Island. The class was sponsored by the Grand Island Historical Society. It was a "plein air" class, which means that we painted outside. This was the painting that I made of the Niagara River scene. The medium is acrylic paint on canvas board.

acrylic paint on a rock

glass paint on jars.

this is another painting that I did in acrylic on canvas board.

These are some more rocks that I painted.
September


Roses, with a dreamy background

apples on a branch
October

Juggling on an autumn day
November

a collection of leaves

cornucopia with good stuff
December

Snow human enjoys the storm

design with poinsettias

pottery painting fun: plate and cup

The glaze is nontoxic and food grade so this is very usable art!


Tomorrow:  Part three of the retrospective: people.

1 comment:

Kerrymay._.Makes said...

What a lovely blog and art pieces, very inspiring xx

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