Tuesday, May 27, 2008

April- Albie Smith

May- Albie Smith

This one is mixed media. I was attracted to some photos in a magazine and liked the idea of the zebra physically close to the person. I collaged from various photos and painted over most of them. On my trip to Africa we saw many zebra and they were very wary, a male leader keeping the herd behind him, staying on the alert so that the others could feed while he watched for danger. The zebra in my painting seems to be taking some time off and just being, strolling along with his eyes closed and the human is alert, focused. It all came together in a very dreamy state which is the way I enjoy painting.

Monday, May 12, 2008

May Theme

Man, here we are halfway into May and I haven't posted the May theme yet.

So here it is: "Animal Dreams".

Interpret it any way you choose.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Here is my April piece. It is my family tree with photos of us as the leaves on the tree. Represented are my great grandmother (at the top) and then my grandmother and parents and siblings! I used spackle as a base coat to build up layers which I stamped into......and have been having fun playing with that. It makes a great ground. I also used my new white Uniball marker which I kind of got carried away with.