Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ornament Exchange 2017

Ornament Exchange 2017
Supplies needed:
Wood from PaperWhimsy.com
Stick on Jewels
White Glue
Deco Art Acrylics, Black, White, Red
Sakura Black Pen 03
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Prismacolor Pencils, Flesh, Burnt Sienna,
 White, Indigo Blue

BONUS Ornaments
This angel ornament and bonus ornaments are both from Paper Whimsy. The stick on jewels are also from them. The patterns are blown up in order for you to see the detail.  There really is no step by step directions since the wood is just base coated and then inked in. There is some shading on the skirt feathers with a mechanical pencil. Otherwise pretty basic stuff with beautiful outcome.
Here are the hand drawn patterns. Full size patterns can be emailed to you by requesting them at raderizms@hughes.net.


Ornament C
Ornament B
Ornament A
The face was base coated with Prismacolor Flesh, shaded with Burnt Sienna. Highlighted with White. Lips were Red with Burnt Sienna shading. Details such as eyelashes and hair were done with Burnt Sienna and Mechanical Pencil.

Links to blog hop - 2017 Ornament Exchange



Jane Allen https://janeallencreates.blog/ornament-exchange-2017
Amy Mogish https://classicamyjoanne.com/ornament-exchange-2017
Franca Marzi http://piccolepassioni.blogspot.it
Judy Westegarrd Jenkins https://judithwestegaarddesigns.wordpress.com/

DAY 2:

Golda Rader http://raderizms.blogspot.com/2017/10/ornament-exchange-2017.html
Debbie Mishima https://debmishima1.wixsite.com/countryhearts/blog/ornamnet-exchange-17
Tracy Moreau  https://tracymoreaudesign.blogspot.ca/
Linda Sharp http://www.lindasharpcda.com/ornament-exchange-2017/
DAY 3:

Sandy McTier https://sandymctierdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/10/ornament-exchange-2017-blog-hop.html
Deb Antonick http://www.paintingwithdeb.com/
Laure Paillex https://www.laureart.com/blog/
Wendy Young http://www.oldemoonlane.com/ornament-exchange-2017

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Latest and Greatest

New Painting, just finished. It is very big. I love it. Mixed Media Acrylic 36 X 40. Entering into an invitational show. Deadline soon.

Starting Over!

Well, I have been invited to join a group of decorative painters for a blog hop. Guess it's time to clean up the OLD blog and make it pretty! In the meantime some pretty pictures for you.  This is a workshop that I am teaching on Oct. 21st. with Karen Blake. Class is almost sold out. Yeah!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Deadlines and more deadlines

The Decorative Arts Museum asked me to do an ornament for their upcoming book. My theme was Halloween. They sent the ornament and we had free rein to do whatever we wanted. Of course I did a witch....seems to be a theme lately. Got it done at the very last minute and thought it would cost me a fortune to get it to Atlanta by the 15th, but to my surprise, Cindy Gensamer was flying to Atlanta on Saturday and she took my ornament with her. Thank God for friends. The pictures are not very good....was hard to get a good one.

Deadlines, and more deadlines

One of my deadlines was for the Decorative Painter for the first issue of next year. I originally designed this necklace for myself, but my friend Jan Dreilling (from Kansas) literally begged me for it. Of course, I gave it to her. She wore it to the Society of Decorative Painters Banquet at Peoria, Il. and the editors of the Decorative Painter saw it and wanted it for the magazine. To make a long story longer, I had to do another one, since I could not ask for hers back. I never like to do anything twice. This hardest part of this was the beading.....no patience. This is colored pencil on a rusted tin heart. Now all I have to do is write the instructions.....boring!

Well, I have been a busy bee...seems like all deadlines come at one time. Society of Decorative Painters were invited by the Smithsonian Institute to reinterpret classic American artwork from the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon in ornament form. I chose a work by Alice Barney, "Self Portrait with Palette". The ornament was to create present-day, decorative art reinterpretation of the painting. So here is my entry. Five hundred will be chosen to decorate the holiday tree in the Grand Salon 2009/10 holiday season. My entry is color pencil on wood. Hope mine is chosen. Will let you know.

Monday, August 31, 2009