Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's been awhile

A technique I learned in Julie Thompson's class at ArtandSoul Las Vegas, came in very handy to create the frame for this heart.  It's taking foam core board and making it look like worn wood which was exactly what I wanted to frame this textured heart made out of polymer clay and wrapped in rusted wire.  The little branch is natural from just outside my front door that had dried and calling to be used.  Behind the heart is layers of collage book pages, rusted mesh screening, resin with Egyptian glass specs and finally a sheet of mica to cover.  I really enjoyed creating this piece.

Along with the piece above I made another frame to fit this paper/fabric collage that I had created, inspired by JoAnna Pierotti.  It's hard to tell but there are about half a dozen layers under the calligraphic layer and still another of mica on top.  I just noticed that the chain is wrapped around the back...so much for my photographic abilities.  But, there is a lovely bead at the end of the chain on the right that's suppose to hang. 

I'm usually working with lots of color as that is what I am attracted to.  However, I have to admit that monochromatic now and then is really rewarding and calming to my eye. 

But, just to stay true to myself and love of color...here is another piece I did which was inspired by work I saw on someone's blog while perusing.   I guess I got distracted while I was admiring this artist's work, went somewhere else and couldn't remember where to find her again.  So, before I forgot I tried to do a rendition of what my brain remembered.  What I found intriguing was that I could use my calligraphy.  If anyone recognizes this and can direct me to the artist I would like to thank her for her inspiration.

9 comments:

Jane Farr said...

Your new pieces are gorgeous Renee. The frames are very cool!

Diana said...

These frames certainly do look time worn, Renee. What a great technique. Your heart piece is my favorite. The rescued little branch actually breathes life into your piece....even all dried up.
Hugs
Diana

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Loving it!!!!

lori vliegen said...

your artwork is gorgeous, renee.....and that frame....wow!!!! love it!! :))

reagan said...

Gorgeous work Renee!

suziart said...

Your work is all so lovely!

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

beautiful Renee, but I must ask, how did I inspire you??? That made me smile but would love to know how.
xoxo jo

oneartistjournal said...

Very lovely...
XOXOrly

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Renee! I read a bit about you over at sweet Lori's (elviestudio)
What a great project!...Your artwork and your calligraphy is just beautiful!!! ;) Paulette