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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Magical Abstract Florals with Eastside Art

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today you are invited into my studio for a cup of tea to sit and relax for a few minutes while I share with you some of the magical abstract florals our Eastside art group created.  Once a month 9 creative artists get together for a day of fun , art and creativity.  We  take turns hosting the gathering and each artist teaches a form of art  - it may be painting, collage, fiber art, metal smiting,  jewelry, weaving, gourd art, clay art, print making, journaling, sewing, gourmet cooking etc.  March was my month to teach and since Spring is around the corner I taught abstract florals.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, to go into the studio to show you some of the magic everyone created.

The studio was all ready for the magic to begin,
The first thing we did was sprinkle charcoal powder onto watercolor paper and then pour water onto the paper to  create designs.  We then looked for various patterns on the paper to use to create flowers, faces, figures, etc.

And creating magic began.

Fresh flowers for inspiration.

I demonstrated the process using samples that I created - if you look closely you can see the patterns  in the background created by the charcoal.

Norma used a stencil to  create this beautiful piece of coral.  

Her paint palette looked like an abstract painting.

Jackie created amazing faces.

Jose painted beautiful flowers and abstract pieces.

The paint pallets were beautiful and looked like abstract art forms.
Sherrill , Jeri and Linda created figures.  Their flowers were lovely and unfortunately
I did not get photos of them. Sorry Jody, I took the photos before you arrived and did not get any of your creations.

Flowers were created using all kinds of techniques - splattering, traditional brushes and finger painting.

Libby created a variety of magical flowers.

I found sunflowers in my charcoal splatters and a bouquet of flowers from paint splatters in my demo painting.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate you visits, comments, e-mails and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

"How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity." Psalm 133.1


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Looks like you ladies had a great productive time painting. Pictures were very good.

Hope your garden is enjoying this beautiful weather we are having.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Stacey said...

This looks like so much fun!

Maristela Guilherme said...

Achei tudo lindo.
Muita criatividade.

Junkchiccottage said...

How fun. Looks like some beautiful creative works of art came out of your gathering. Happy Friday.

Sue Kosec said...

All the pieces are masterpieces. Truly! Just color me green with envy. I wish I could have been there playing in paints with you lovely ladies.

Have fun!

jacki long said...

Thank you Erin for your Southern hospitality, you're the best! ♥
It was a perfect day and you made it happen! Thank you again and for the great shots!

Libby Williamson said...

Thanks for a wonderful day! It was pure magic.

Rhondi said...

It looks like you had a fun day.

GranthamLynn said...

What a delightfully charming post. Thank you Bentley. You were an amazing tour guide.
I loved this! I would love for you to come over and link at The Fabulous Spring/Easter
party. It's over here:
Come and join the party.
Happy Spring!

doodles n daydreams said...

I always enjoy your lovely posts and today was no different. What talented guests you had with you and such lovely creations.


zooperson said...

What a unique idea and with such amazing results. Plus you must have had almost wonderful day together with your fellow artists. And, the added benefit of lovely weather and, of ourselves, let's not forget Bentley.

Marlynne said...

Loved all the creative abstracts!

Linda said...

this is the first time I have visited your blog! It was all so beautiful. Very cheerful and everything was just charming! I can see the artist in you not only in you paintings but in the arrangements of flowers! Thanks for sharing!