Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Egg Tempera

My studio class at the university this past summer was about play and experimentation. It was self directed and it was to get us thinking about what makes us creative so we can inspire creativity in others.
One of my goals was to do something I have been wanting to try for years- egg tempera. I have always loved the look of it and how luminous and rich it can be. For those of you that do not know what egg tempera is, it is the mixing of pigment with egg yolk. It is older than oil painting.
Cherries is one of the studies that I did in the egg tempera. I experimented with a couple of different surfaces while I figured out the tempering of the paint.  This is on watercolor paper.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Family Portrait

Commissioned Family Portrait

I just finished an amazing and intense 7 weeks working on my Masters of Art Education at the University of Victoria. Whew! What a wonderful journey. It has been fantastic. I met some amazing artists and educators and made some new friends.
During that time I continued to work on a commission of the family above. It is complete and has gone to its new home.
I am heading to Idaho on Sunday to visit family and to teach a workshop on pouring watercolor. I can't wait to see my children (who are visiting cousins) and to bring what I learned into my teaching practice.
My hope is to tell you more about this and to show you what I have produced. I wanted to do that while I was in school but time ran short each and every day. I even pulled a few all nighters to get the papers done!
But that is another story for another time. . .
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