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Friday, October 23, 2009

I'm Back!

Well I am back from the Art and Learning Expo in Pasadena. It was not full like years before and that is in part due to the economy. many classes only had 2-5 students in them and so that was tough. I did meet alot of people including a few of you from here which was wonderful!!
I wanted to get back to the clothespins but a new deadline is looming. I have been asked to participate in ACT International Invitational 2010. It requires that I paint in watercolor on Aquaboard and the format is 12x12. I have it now and will begin today hopefully to figure out what I am painting so that I can hit it hard...as it should be shipped within the next few weeks...so I will be showing you that as it progresses. I think I am going to enjoy this new surface for something different and will try to talk through problems and what I learn in case any of you would like to try that surface as well. The fun part is the paint sits on top and so it is more brilliant and you can wipe down to white very easily. Also you varnish it so it doesnt need to be under glass. The piece I will be doing has about a 2 inch cradle in wood so it will be already framed once complete which is a very nice thing!! We will see how this progresses and then on to the clothespins as I have so many lining up here that I want to do it is overwhelming! That is why I do not mind winter and being locked in...I paint like crazy and it is wonderful! This year I am setting up my hulahoop near my studio and making myself really use it inbetween washes...ha! Hopefully it will keep my back in better shape with all this tight painting! Glad to be home!

1 comment:

Deborah "Deb" Jeffrey said...

Hi Jane:
Thanks for the update. You worked so hard to prepare for Pasadena -- I'm sorry the turnout wasn't better! Hopefully next year the economy will turn around and things will be better.

In regards to working with the aquamedia board -- I think you are going to love it! I have painted on Arches 140 or 300 # watercolor paper for quite some time, but tried the board, just to see what it is like. I absolutely love it! The colors are more vibrant and if you make a mistake (ahem, I mean if you change your mind), you can easily "erase". Have fun with it!

Deborah
http://debjeffrey.blogspot.com/