Friday, January 28, 2011
When I showed it to my husband, he found it unnerving and eerie . What do you think?
Thursday, January 27, 2011
On this occasion I found a stencil in my studio and while the stencil was meant to show a leafy vine work design, I saw something I could use for my zentangles. by the way, you may notice my signature is on the left side - well, in true zentangle tradition - there is no right side up, you can look at from any side and enjoy it.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I've been doing decorative painting for quite a while and I was lucky enough to take a class with a Russian master when he came to the US. His name is Slava - and I can't spell his last name. He demonstrated the techniques to us and we followed along. He didn't speak much English so it was mostly watch and do. We did find out that on the trays the floral area is done by the masters and the borders are done by the apprentices. They have actual factories that create these trays. Mostly they are done for tourists but the masters do some special pieces and receive special awards for them. They are considered national treasures and these artists are limited as to how many they can take out of the country to sell themselves. I bought one and admire it frequently.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Then too, our football fans are sad to see their team eliminated from the playoffs, thus the title.
By the way, note the ball in the middle on the far right. It uses a Zhostova inspired tangle that I'll post tomorrow.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Of special interest to me as an artist, was the architecture. Many scenes were shot in the palaces and historic buildings. (And if they weren't, they were amazing sets.) I was constantly looking at the intricately carved woodwork that was everywhere. I kept seeing tangle patterns!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Anyway, I liked putting 'coil' in here. And I put in some of my favorite tangles. I love doing tangles that give me good opportunities for shading and shadows.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I thought it was pretty easy to break down the steps so it can be easily done by hand.. I added the detail lines and shading so you can see what you can do with it. At the bottom I've shown a variation.
Tomorrow I'll add a piece that features 'coil'.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
He doesn't always get excited about my zentangles but he appreciated this one. Zentangle artwork is finding new ways into my life.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I found this one intriguing. I put the show on pause and grabbed my camera. Unfortunately I don't know who to credit as the show doesn't list that info on its web site. But I thank CBS for showing it to us!