Sunday, June 24, 2012

10"x10" assorted metallic paints and powders, acrylic, iridescent copper pigment stik, handcut stamp.

The last of the first three and I have learned so much about the properties of metallic paints. I like this one and look forward to begin little larger ones 12"x12". Found some interesting biblical archaeology writings and other booklets on writing secret codes. I may combine cold wax (ARTIT) with metallic powders and oils as another way to explore...it's a perfect time as I can move my studio outside for air circulation. Home and family are taking me over for the next couple of weeks so I'll be dreaming and journaling about these art making possibilities.

I've had new lino installed last week and this week the carpet cleaners arrive for the bedrooms. I'm  full of plans to choose new paint colors, new towels, rugs and make a little spa feeling right down the hall.
What is truly making me happy is that I'm opening the windows and enjoying the fresh cool summer breezes...if I'm very quiet and the wind is just right...I can hear the happy screams from the roller coaster riders...summer has definitely arrived!

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  1. I love this piece! - the colors and the composition are just perfect.

    Happy Summer

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    1. Judy, Thanks so much...the oil paint stik was important addition. Happy Summer to you!

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  2. Aahh ... very nice Mary Ann ! Wish I could see it face to face. Enjoy your visitors !

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    1. Robyn, Just poured a cup of tea...imagine if you could drop by!!!! What fun!

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  3. I like the stamped text and the sense of those old wax seals.

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    1. Annie, I had fun cutting those little odd shapes and yes, I too like the old wax seals!

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    1. Rosie, It is a small attempt...what with the price of gold?! Thank you.

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  5. This is a beautiful painting Mary Ann. And I love your ideas for freshening your space with fresh summer breezes, fresh decor and fresh ideas.

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    1. Leslie, It makes an amazing difference catching a cool breeze, adding a few new things with color and textures.
      Summer pleasures to you and yours!

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  6. the coded symbols really interest me!! and work so well with your style! summer on!!

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    1. Jeane, Coded symbols, metallic and now cold wax...I have the outdoor studio set up so here goes?! The key is I don't care about outcome as much as I care about the trying out and combining...the fun part!

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  7. What's not to love in this gorgeous work! Is that corrugated cardboard I see in the substrate? The codes are very intriguing!
    Summer sounds absolutely perfect there, open windows,,,,I'm trying to imagine.
    It's 100 here today with a heat index of 110.
    "Holed Up In The A.C." is my summer song.

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    1. Babs, the corrugated look is from a rubber thingy pressed into the metallic.
      AC gives a guarantee of temperature! Here is can go from pleasant to foggy...can actually watch it roll in!

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  8. More secret code! Love the rich colors, stamping and varied shapes. It really works. Looking forward to seeing it in person soon. :-)

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    1. Joyfulwild, So glad you like this one. I like the stamping the best.

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  9. Love this new code series! Wishing you a wonderful summer!
    Regina, SXM

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    1. Regina, Thanks for your good words!
      Wishing you a summer wherever you are...Spain?

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  10. you've got something ancient coming through, i think. Like some of Jeane's work I want to tip it and see it in all directions, like an abstract quilting.

    we have the house open and cool air coming through too, its so nice!

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    1. mansuetude, Oh thank you...I'm trying for ancient. I'm switching to oils and cold wax so back to beginners mind.
      Cool breezes, fresh sheets and towels and good fragrant soap...Summer Heaven!

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  11. I do wish I could see it up close, the code is wonderful and brings such a mysterious vibe. yes enjoying the warmth and the beauty, sounds great to do some fresh sheets and towels and paint, wonderful... enjoy

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    1. Caterina, Up close is always more interesting...this one is thick with paint!

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  12. Summer seems to either creep in or just hit overnight. Here in the foothills, we had temps over 100 a week ago and this week...different story with cool breezes, some clouds, and cool nights. I think that I must prefer the cool breezes and being able to leave the windows open all day. It seems as thought your series is really taking on a wonderful meaning. I love that there are always some parts of it that are hidden to the general public and that we don't have to share it "all" if we don't want to. Each person can discover at their own pace. Art is such a wonderful way to communicate our innermost thoughts and feelings! Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Teri for your thoughtful comments on this code series. Onward Summer!

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  13. This is just luscious, Mary Ann; I want to jump into the middle of it and roll around!

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    1. Sharmon, Watch out on that jumping in the middle of metallic...I have gold and silver all over me and my clothes! Thanks for the good words!

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  14. There is much mystery and warmth and comfort in this composition. I wonder if it reflects the good space you're in, warmth of the season and being taken over by home and family and the happy shouts of people on a distant ride. Sounds like you're in a lovely space, with exciting plans, and lots of lovely space to plan and dream in.

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    1. Louciao, I hope the work reflects this good space I'm in...summer working outside is such a treat. Lately I've been visited by brown birds bathing in the birdbath...again a real treat!

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  15. Your latest pieces are so intriguing and your artist skills seem to be growing all the time. Wonderful!

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    1. Marie, Glad you like this newest piece...learning about metallic powders has been a challenge and now the mixing of of oils, powders and cold wax!

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