Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Plaster Studio Workshop and Textures from New York

"Just Be"

 I'm taking an online class with Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise called The Plaster Workshop
that I'm loving.  If I wasn't so busy with work, I'd be doing all the techniques that are being so generously taught in this workshop which are many and adding a few of my own.
I highly recommend this class!

Texture added with a rubber stamp into joint compound

A little square of paste paper created awhile ago and applied as a design factor

This brass piece is a large decorative tack that I had forever


Grid created pattern

This subject work is so different for me and the techniques that I'm learning are stretching my imagination in all different directions.  I use so many mixed media and 3-dimensional avenues in my art and I am a happy camper to learn all these new and exciting directions to take my art.  It's never ending...

I just returned from a trip to New York where I was born and raised.  The entire city is like walking through an art gallery which was a feast for my eyes.  With this new direction I'm taking in my art here's a sampling of what my new eyes saw while visiting this great city.

Only in New York does the moss on the buildings grow in such amazing colors
I took plenty more photos for inspiration.  I had a great time and will post more later.


lilylovekin said...

It looks like you are learning a lot and having fun in the plaster class. NYC seems full of inspiration, I've never been there but I'm sure it is great. Have a happy holiday week-end. Lorrie

Melissa Dinwiddie said...

What incredibly cool and inspiring textures -- both the artwork, and your photos! Thanks so much for sharing.

from Sharon said...

I certainly agree with others your work is quite stunning, textural and holds one's eye/attention. Also love the fact that you photograph textures. I do the same and had forgotten I had an entire 'folder' of textures! I better take a second look at those! Stay happy.

Jane Farr said...

The pieces from your class are gorgeous! This seems right up your alley. You can bust out all your boxes of odds & ends and play, play, play! I like your inspiration shots from around NYC. Glad you had a good trip!

ruthie said...

The class you are taking looks great fun Renee, i love texture. Its fascinating to see your images from New York too, i think you do the same as i do and notice the detail, especially love the bottom image of the moss.

Emakesart said...

Wow, I really love that first piece! Love the grid too, but my eye can't stay away from "Just Be". Wonderful. And great photos from NY!


ha ha! my word verification is "bangs"! Don't know why..but I find that funny!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Love the texture and the photos.

connie said...

renee your plastered piece is amazing!! i am taking her class in petaluma in september, I can not wait!! loving your new direction!!

Geri Centonze said...

Love all these textures!