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Day 19 of the One a Day Challenge

Back to work, the weekend is over and the ideas are flowing. Why does that happen when your busy working, or have other commitments, creativity consumes your mind. Such is life, always motoring around looking for adventure.

Day 19 – Inspired by Artist Brandy Masch I decided that I needed to do a little baking. Yep if you have been following the #oneaday or the #opus6x6 on Twitter or Instagram you know exactly why I needed to bake. So here is it my Day 19, chocolate caramel tarts!

Day 19a

Now just in case my baking does not count as my Creative moments I did make a Sweethearts card that may or may not go along with the tarts.

Day 19

I also wanted to take a moment and share with you the final crackle of Day 9’s evolution.

Day 9cAfter the crackle I did a drawing in pencil… but it didn’t work out as I couldn’t see the graphite so I had to commit, and white coloured pencil was that moment.

 

 

 

Day 9d I didn’t love the strips and so I decided to cover them up. But this time I went for a white wash…. less commitment right?

 

 

 

Day 9eA slow evolution, yep this is my way of not committing to my painting.. which is funny because who am I trying to fool. Every mark with paint is a creative commitment.

 

 

 

Day 9fDay 9gDay 9h Yep I slowly added green… and then a little more.. and slowly I felt like my shapes were becoming my critter.

Day 9i

Finally I think I have found the finish… and I am still in love with the crackle. The evolution is done… for now…… What are your thoughts?

Happy Sunday!

Trina

 

 

 

 

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Under the Covers Day 14 & 15

What a couple of days! You know your not well when preparing dinner wipes you out. I have been doing things in inter volts, between naps, and zone out time on the couch. I did manage to get to a few little critters done up for the one a day challenge.

Day 14 – After a hot cup of tea I was feeling a bit better and decided there was no time like the present to give my self some creative moments.

Day 14

Day 15 was full of more naps, and hot tea. I think I spent most of the day under the covers, in a comatose. I did however managed to get a little creative time in. Day 15

I hope that tomorrow will be a better day and that I am back at work. As much as I like the naps and creative inter volts, I do also enjoy being out of the house and chatting with other like minds, not to mention who likes to be wiped out after dinner prep.

Until next time, Keep healthy.

Trina


Day 12 rolls into Day 13

Oh Mondays… The start of the week, and a great day to dream about all the things you’ll get done before Friday. This Monday was no exception… however with our staff shin dig last night…. I’m feeling a little slow on the up take. Not to mention that I have other projects that take precedence over my challenge to do a creation a day.  So here we go.

Day 12 – A late night sketch as it was worked on after the above mentioned staff party. So I wanted to photo doc it this morning… and well after last nights wind storm, lucky me, no internet connection. lol Yep Monday started out just as it should, full of surprises. Day 12
Day 13 has been interrupted because another projects need my attention. Handmade Cards, and new sketchbooks need to be made. So I just got an out line of what I want started and will get back to it later tonight.Day 13

 

These are the cards I’m working on right now, a frank Lloyd Wright concept. These cards have been a lot of fun so far, and I have about 40 to do. I’ll post images of the books when they are finished. But these are some of the other projects that I get up to outside of the one a day challenge.

Side ProjectHave a very Wonderful Week!

Trina


One a Day – Day 10

Ten days already! What a great 2014 it has been so far! I think I may start to do the blog post the morning after my challenge day. Ie: Day 11 will be post the morning of Day 12. That way I can take a better picture of the work I’m showing so the details and the subtleties are clear, as it may spark an idea for your own practice. But until then night seems to be the best time to write, so evening posts it is for now.

I am happy to say Day 7 is finally finished. I wasn’t up to really working the image as I felt that it was pretty much finished, but I did outline the image to give it a more illustrative look, as well as help define certain areas. Let me know what you think.

Day 7d

Day 9 has cracked! The black gelatinous mass has given way to the shimmer. Isn’t it incredible how much this image has changed! I knew that it would change, but not like this. It is a wonderful and great surprise! I haven’t began to add to this image yet, but I’m think a simple white wash to establish an emerging creature or just a simple graphite drawing… I should have something for this soon, but until then here it is. Since shimmery things look best in person because they change with the movement of light, this is the best photo I could get. I think it still looks pretty cool!

Day 9b

Day 10 is just a simple sketch book study for another gelli squid like creature. I am just working out ideas for both the watercolour ground and a couple of block prints. I think I’m getting close to a new series of works! Which is very exciting because I see these images as starting to get large, which is great as I have been working quite small for sometime and need to challenge myself with size.

Day 10

Happy Friday!

Trina

 


New Fall Line Up!

Printmaking with Trina Ganson

Classes offered at Studio 113 in Kelowna’s Rotary Centre of the Arts

Soul Drawing

Soul drawing is a simple yet profound printmaking process that creates an image through touch. Oil based paints and inks are applied to a plexi or glass or surface then transferred to rice paper resulting in a one-of-a-kind print unique to the maker. A great class for all ages.

$75 (supplies provided)

August 19th, 26th, 27th

10-12pm

Basic Block Printing

In this class you will not only learn to carve a lino block but you will a variety block printing techniques. We will create single layer and multi layer block prints. Some sharp tools are used.

Price: $75 (some supplies provided)

Saturday October 1st

1-4pm

Pronto Plate

Pronto plate lithography, is a non toxic form of lithography. This is a great way to experience lithography with out all the toxins, and heavy stones. If you like to drawn this form of printmaking is for you!

October 15

10-2pm

$80 (supplies included)

Monotype: Printmakers Painting

We will create a one of a kind print made from a plate. A great class for anyone who is interested in creating printmakers painting.

$75 (some supplies provided)

October 21st, 22nd

2-4pm

Collography

Collography is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate and then the textures are transferred to paper with the use of a press and ink. This is a great class for the mix media artist to dabble in printmaking!

November 18-21

6:30-9pm

$120 Some supplies included

Soul Drawing

Soul drawing is a simple yet profound printmaking process that creates an image through touch. Oil based paints and inks are applied to a plexi or glass or surface then transferred to rice paper resulting in a one-of-a-kind print unique to the maker. A great class for all ages.

$75 (supplies provided)

December 2 & 3

12-3pm

Please contact me for further details. Or stop by Studio 113 on Fridays to see what I’m up to.

My Studio Mate Angela teaches Acrylics…..


Studio Happenings and My Art of Gardening

So I am trying to be gardener.  Each year I try a few more plants both on the patio and in the ground. This year my friend has given me a Gypsy Pepper plant, Yellow Tomato, and Alpine Strawberries. Yummy! I am so excited to see if these little guys will provide me with some treats. So this is what I have been trying to do the past while, and why I haven’t been updating you with Studio Fridays events.  So let me do exactly that!

Lets see…May 1st was Wam! This was a fun Wine, Food, and Music event in the RCA. I liked that the food that was served was by local shops and it was paired with a local artist’s work in mind.The few treats that I did have were great!  I did not try any wine but I am sure it was wonderful! I should point out that I was surprised by the musical entertainment, as it was a one man band. Sorry but I did not get his name, but I can tell you he was amazing. I did a little performing myself, and worked on a drawing throughout the duration of the evening. It’s a great start to a monotype and I plan to be starting it some time next week. I will do my very best to document the process for you.

May 5th was my Studio Mates Opening. Evolutionary Fugue by Angela Bonten. It is an amazing show and if you find yourself near the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna you should take a moment and stop by. It will be be worth every moment.

So although I have been planting my tiny garden, I have been creating in the Studio as well. Here are some images. All of them are works in progress and may or may not have been influenced by my spring love of growing something eatable.

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Go Big or Go Home

I may create large images now and then but when I draw I tend to stay small and intimate with my creations. If I do draw large images, paint and other things always find their way onto the surface. This studio Friday I thought I would create a graphite drawing. In order to really commit to creating a large drawing. I decided that I would cover one of the tables with a sheet of paper. I taped it down, set out a lot of various graphite drawing implements. And I began. Here are four stages of the drawing. It’s total size is 21×35.25 inches.


Studio Madness

I have been working in the studio making soul drawings like crazy. I have been testing out different shapes and sizes of things. I do not have any pictures of that madness to show you, but I did want to share how my touch drawings have informed my regular drawing. I wanted to show how sometimes we as artists need to just create, and make stuff. And it is stuff, maybe it turns out to be images that we will only look at for a minute then move on. But it is the random act of trying things out, fooling around that help us to find what it was we never knew we were looking for. Method in Madness, and here are some of my results.

I have also been playing with zang doodles again, still trying to figure out how to create a zang doodle block print. I think I may just have to start carving and let it unfold on it’s own. Pictures will come soon!


A New Process to Spark New Ideas

Last Friday I joined a few ladies for my first ever Zandoodle night. Yes I said ZAN doodle! To me it seems like a shortened description for zangy doodles. This form of art practice was loosening, rhythmic and a great way to just try stuff out. As a printmaker I am always attracted to process and this is a process with fewer guidelines. You simply draw a shape, fracture the shape, and fill the spaces. Ok, there is a bit more than that but this is the simple three step starter. It was nice to play with material that I wouldn’t normally pickup, simply because I do not have a need to using them in my current artistic practice. And now I am the proud owner of markers, and many other things that I have introduced to my drawing box. It was so much fun to sit around a table and share doodling ideas while learning a whole new process.  We shared color ideas, shapes, and stories while creating our page filled pictures. It was nice to hang out with great people for an evening, and it was a wonderful way to close up a Studio Friday!

It wasn’t easy to get started, I was recommended to begin with tracing my hand and then let the marks roll from there.  The second zandoodle was created the next day, with an early morning coffee. It was after my second attempt to creating a zandoodle that I began to see how these ideas will benefit larger scale drawings, as well as the possibilities in block printing. I hope your looking as forward as I am to seeing what might happen. I will be the first to admit that the pictures are not great but at least you get the idea.