Day 291 – Be A Fruitloop!

Art Apple - Day Two Hundred Ninety OneBe a fruitloop in a world full of cheerios!

For anyone who knows me, be it for years or all my new friends I’ve met “virtually” this year, this pretty much sums me up. Add flavor and color and life becomes so much more interesting!

My favorite art pieces are ones with over-the-top color, spontaneity, and something a bit unexpected. My understanding of my art is crystallizing. By “having” to create a piece of art everyday for all these months, I understand what makes me happy while I’m in the process of painting. I now know deeply how I want to express myself – something that has felt elusive for so many years. I feel so much more confident in my skills and my love of the process of creating. There was a time when I thought I would never be happy in a life as an artist – that I needed more. And, I guess I did. Part of the reason that Art Apple A Day makes me so happy is that it allows me to create but – gives me more. All while allowing me to be a fruitloop – perfect!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

Day 291 was created in mixed media – the strange but wonderful combo of acrylic and watercolor – a process I’ve found I love but only just discovered in the experiments of this last year.

*** Be a Fruitloop is a metaphor for life – I think I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten them. Now – if we were talking pop tarts… that’s a different story, although they aren’t on my current Gluten Free diet :(

In The Studio

1. Countdown – 74 days to Apple-A-Thon!

2. Process Photo of the Day

3. Apple Recipe of the Day – Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese

4. Interesting Article of the Day – Clinton wages Apples for Pears with Japan

 

 

 

 

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4 comments for “Day 291 – Be A Fruitloop!

  1. Doug
    July 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

    The recipe you linked calls for unsalted butter. That’s just wrong. Other than that it sounds great.

  2. July 19, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’m afraid I started you off as a sugarless cheerios kind of person. Looked how you bloomed?

  3. Sally D Curtis
    July 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Jenna,
    I am an artist friend of Jill Dye and would really appreciate a brief descirption of how you combine acrylic and watercolor – do you paint with the acrylic and then use the watercolor as a wash over the whole? Please advise.
    Sally in Vermont

    • July 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

      Hi Sally,
      Thanks so much for following me here! I’ve been experimenting with acrylics and watercolors in combination in a couple of ways. one is painting with Golden liquid acrylics on watercolor paper – some of the colors that are purer pigment run and bleed similar to watercolor so I’ve been working two pallets (to keep the acrylic off my watercolor pallet) and mingling them which while wet seems to feel like similar types of paint. Or, I will use the watercolor on top of the dried acrylic piece to give a bit more depth and a softer wash on top of the acrylic. The third way is by using the acrylic as a resist. Check out the image I used on a guest blog I do for The Fight Like A Girl Club http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenna_visscher/5954696031/ – you can see the white areas. I created the design. Used Golden’s Titanium White to in effect mask areas and waited for it to dry before laying the watercolor on top. I’m so glad you asked – I haven’t done the mask technique in quite awhile – may need to do that for my next apple!

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