Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mermaid fresco box

My latest project from Joyce's workshop! It's a fresco made on a small wooden box which I have found in a thrift shop some time ago.

I finally get some grip on how to obtain the watery look!!!
It's a perfect altered box to keep some of my ATC's!
Next lesson is about working with and on plaster of Paris. You can even use this on an art journal page!! Can't wait to get started as soon as I've found the plaster of Paris I must have somewhere in my stash! 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cherub fresco

I finished another fresco from Joyce's workshop, this time it's a cherub. This fresco is a bit bigger then the first two I've made and it's made on canvas (24x30 cm or 9.45x11.81 inches). 

Close up of the face!

Because the colors looked a bit harsh and wouldn't go away with water I took some sandpaper and sanded the fresco. So that's why you can see some white lines. I kind of like them!

I'm already working on my next project. It's a wooden box with a plastered lid. I hope to finish it in the next couple of days. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A month later

It's a month and 2 days ago that my dad passed away. Sure we have known for a couple of years that he had cancer, but he did so very well until one month and a week before he died! In a way we weren't expecting him to die this fast, although it was always somewhere in my mind that we were going to lose him sooner or later. In the end though it suddenly went very fast. 
Well life goes on and we're doing okay, even my mother. 
I started a new online workshop from Joyce van der Lely a couple of weeks ago. It's all about making fresco's. It's a fun technique but also difficult.
The first fresco I made is this owl.
Doesn't he look cute?!

And this is my second fresco: an angel.
I really need to make a better photo of this one! IRL it looks much better!