Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden and I will share with you some of the art I created this past week using methods I learned from Junelle.
Junelle teaches and encourages her students how to create loose and whimsical sketches and then transfer them onto blocks of wood, paper, canvas, etc. Our first lesson was to practice sketching owls and then paint and use various mixed media methods on wood blocks.
I sketched an owl and then transferred the sketch to canvas and used bits of paper to create the feathers and then painted my owl.
After I learned to use a white paint pen - I went back and painted more white highlights to add more whimsy and fun to my owl.
Junelle taught us how to add scraps of fabric to add texture to our owls - I used a scrap of burlap for the wings and loved the way it turned out.
We also learned to attach a message on the wooden blocks - below is the message on back of my " two "friends" owls.
I wanted to create an owl family to put in my garden and painted another owl using the same methods.
Message on back of this owl:
My whimsical owl family all settled in as "art in the garden".
Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate you visits, comments, e-mails, and those who follow my blog. Stay tuned and next week I will share more of the whimsical "blooms" art on wood blocks we will be painting with Junelle this Saturday.
If anyone is interested in one of Junelle Jacobsen's classes you can reach her at yesandamenblog.blogspot.com
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. Psalm 143:10