Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Playing with my Portfolio oil pastels

Fall river sketch..really like this one!

so i was reading Quilting Arts magazine last nite....and read Susie Monday's great article on printing with watercolor mediums...and i didnt have a screen and i couldnt find the contact paper BUT i did find the portfolio oil pastels and i have plenty of fabric and water to release the color....

so I did ten of them last nite... these are all small 4x6 ...and i will be selling them at my show which opens tomorrow for $29 each without a frame...if you see one you are desperate for....
A fabulous high heel shoe
Cats having fun with the Christmas tree-they need their eyes enhanced and more color to separate them from the tree
Another fabulous even higher heel....RED...what every girl needs!

Her eyes need more work-have you ever tried to make eyes with the blunt end of a large stick..thats what doing these small things with the portfolios is like...oops looks like she has the mumps on the right side...better fix that one!!my neighbors lab Polly...also Bellas BFF i didnt like the background so i changed it...now that i have taken a picture of it I do like it...too late!! so heres the way it looked this morning...course i added some more to it...so another picture soon! I wish i had left the splotches of red...oh well...i have more fabric:> and theres too much white on PollyOf course Bella had to have a rocket ship too....she has to keep up with Polly...so you are wondering whats with the cakes...answer I DONT know...i was meditating and they came to me as a good idea?! I really like the way this one turned out...kinda Manetish?! this one went back to the drawing board for more work...its kind of plain now that its dry...i like this cake much better....and i love the kind of swirls of serendipitous color where the water moved the color around-I was going to bead these and sew them but i think i am going to leave this one alone...

So did i like this technique with the Portfolios? Yes its alot of fun...they cover the fabric well and quite quickly......and the water makes the color flow which is also fun...i like the unexpected surprise factor...the only draw back...not enough colors...wonder if Michaels has Caran d'ache neocolors...they have ALOT more colors...and i have a gift certificate!

6 comments:

Gloria Hansen said...

Wow, you really went to town! You do such beautiful work.

Lorri said...

Margaret theses are wonderful....

I like the hand of them...very fun.

I guess I will have to ask my daughters to get me a set for Christmas to play with. Keep up the great work.

I am working on more postcards have some swaps to complete today. and put up some jewelry on my etsy store. Have a wonderful day .

Oh and I have to tell you how envious I am of the Birthday quilt that is just amazing. Lucky woman to have so many caring talented friends

Pokey Bolton said...

Maggie, these are SO beautiful! Really wonderful work. I am always so inspired by your experiments!

Anonymous said...

Your small pieces are lovely; I especially like the cakes! These loose sketches would make great birthday cards.
I'm off to play with my crayons.
Suzanne G in NC
Gwycon2@yahoo.com

Susie Monday said...

Wow how beautiful. I'm happy to have played a part in the inspiration

Susie Monday said...

Love them! And I am glad to have been a little part of the inspiration!