Jacqueline taught acrylic painting with calligraphy on canvas. The goal was to integrate the lettering into the painting. I have done this successfully on my own many times, but in this workshop piece my lettering is still sort of sitting on top. I'll work on it some more, but I like the direction it's going.
This horse gets around. All class members gathered round for a class photo. Front: Jacqueline, Shirley, Austyn and Deb. Row two: Ellen, Denise, Sarah, Nancy, Marilyn and Mary Lou. Back row: Jan, Phil and Jen (owner of Lettersong.)
Here's Jacqueline, looking festive at the opening reception for her exhibit.
Here are a couple of photos of some of Jacqueline's work.
I caught this moment I call "The Healers" of Jacqueline, Mary Lou and Marilyn during the workshop. I can attest to the peace, warmth and calm that Mary Lou's touch imparts. She told me that Marilyn's are the same. Lovely capture, I think.
We worked in fluid acrylics on stretched canvases and in art journals - a great way to try out new ideas. Here are some participants and their work.
|Austyn - named for her 'hometown' of Austin, TX. She was glad she wasn't named for the small town she actually lived in, Pfleugerville.|
|Deb with her lovely works in progress. Wow!|
|One of Ellen's luscious pieces in progress. I love the colors and the 'interest' she has created in this background.|
|Phil wanted his piece to be more 'Visual Poetry' instead of pure calligraphy. It looks like poetry to me!|
|Mary Lou loved these experimental canvas pieces we did as a means of learning what works best with different mediums on canvas.|
|Mary Lou's canvas with her fragmented lettering.|
|Denise's exotic looking journal cover - stenciling with molding paste, gilding, paint and pastels.|
Below are a few of my two-page journal spreads and the as yet unpainted canvas journal cover embellished with light molding paste.
|Art journals would make a good place to 'clean' your brushes. Although I was actually painting here, it looks like I was cleaning my brushes of excess ink - and I will do that! The page was first painted with absorbent ground.|
|This was paint on a black gessoed page. I added a stenciled dragonfly in molding paste.|
|These pages have some gilding with gold adhesive and patent gold (in my case copper), pumiced, then painted.|
Excellent class, excellent people. I love the calligraphic community!
(Please click on images to see them a bit larger.)