Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mixup Stencilry at Art is...You and The Egg and I at Art and Soul

Mix-Up Stencilry

 I so regret that I don't have more pictures of this class. It was fast paced and the students kept up, doing great pieces. I had ordered a can of black spray paint for the stenciling and had a bad moment when it didn't look like it was going to work. One of the clever students figured out how the "artist-quality" fancy sprayer worked, and then we were off.  I'm not sure what happened with the rest of the pictures. I hope you can get a feel for the class from the two I have. (If you were in this class, I'd love to post a picture of your piece, if you send me one.)

Mixup Stencilty
 The piece above uses stencils designed by Judy Wise and created by Mary Beth Shaw, aka Stencil Girl.

 Art and Soul Retreat Portland followed in my retreat lineup. The students in "The Egg and I" created these wonderful paintings. Egg tempera works differently from other paints and has its own distinctive glow. We made our own paint with eggs, water, and pigment. Most of the students had painted quite a bit before, but they found the properties of egg tempera to be unusual and well-suited to their work. One student painted her first portrait ever in this class. To do your first portrait in egg tempera is no mean feat!

This painting has subtle collage elements in the background

I got in the way here in the photo, but this is an amazing piece for a first portrait!

This painting is in its first stage, but I can tell it's going to be great.

Aren't these all super?


Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Definitely super! Loved seeing your work in person at the vendor night...gorgeous!
Jenny :)

Serena Barton said...

Thanks, Jenny!