Monday, August 30, 2010

Of Towers and Turrets

How cool are these?
Deryn Mentock and Sharon Tomlinson are running an online class called Of Towers and Turrets, this photo comes from Deryn's Blog Something Sublime and I am very excited to tell you that I signed up and have been busy gathering supplies and painting backgrounds and collaging towers all weekend! So much more fun than pulling weeds and ironing! I keep hoping no one is heading this way to visit - it's getting to be a long time since I flexed my domestic goddess muscle! But I think it will be cooler to paint and resin a goddess than attempt to be one, anyway!

This class promises to offer a smorgasbord of techniques from collage to painting faces (which I am terrified of...but determined to master...) and from applying cold connections onto metals to setting artwork in resin in free form bezels. It sounds like so much fun! If you'd like to join the class, click on over to the class page. Things are already in full swing, but the class stays open till the end of December, so there's loads of time.

I thought I'd share with you my backgrounds, which are the first part of class. I've already picked up a few neat tricks...

If I go quiet here for a while, you may need to send a search party...they'll most likely find me under a pile of papers, metals and resin, sticky, smeary and blissed out!


Gail said...

Hey tracey cool backgrounds. What are they on? They look good the way they are. The top one looks like a picture in its own right now. I can see a garden with a stone pathway running through.

Tracey said...

Thaks Gaiil! They are both on watercolour paper, and I have to confess to finding it a little hard to put more on the first one...didn't want to wreck it! Which maybe I have done, but man, I've had fun doing it! It doesn't have that gardeny, pond-y look any more!

Tracey said... too many i's in your name there...sorry!

Deb said...

Tracey - I am so excited to hear you are taking Sharon & Deryn's class! Deryn is a very special friend of mine - a wonderful artist & oh, so skilled & talented. I really admire Sharon as well - Love her paintings and ideas. I know you will create some beautiful art in the workshop.
Your backgrounds are so wonderful - I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like them. They're actually works of art in themselves.

Tracey said...

Oh Deb - I have you to thank for this great class! I would never have known a thing about it if I hadn't read it at Cowboys Sweetheart! And I'm loving it! But I am pleased I scanned the backgrounds...They now have towers and turrets all over them, and look a little different - I think I might work some more with these backgrounds yet...It's a quite different way of working for me, but that's what is so great about it! I hope to get some metal work done and more photos posted before too much longer!

So thank you - from a number of perspectives!!