Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday art- WOYWW and PPF

Happy Last  Friday of February 2013

I am working on my little and big wood-bird art
I plan to try for the third time (year) in a row to be chosen
 to attend the local art festival this fall with some of my art
maybe third time is a charm?
Maybe -  Maybe not
I plan to make interesting little mobiles out of the little birds
I also will have birds I carved a bit 
and sanded a bit 
and textured a bit 
and painted a bit.
I'll then put them on natural branch stands of various kinds.
Much work to be done this summer

re-working some of my birds - life sized

tiny bluebirds for mobile project


 Happy Paint party Friday and 
What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday
and - Show Me What You Got ! 
I'm also taking 
an online and totally free abstract art lesson
should be fun

Please check out the link to this Free

It sounds like a great experience
for artists of all kinds and levels
I am trying this out for the first time 
I hope it is all I am hoping it is
it is put on by Strathmore paper 
through an art supply store I go to
called Plaza Artist Materials here in Ohio

the first class starts March first
and is called 
abstract art with mixed media

  • Mixed media boards
  • Sizes: 22”x30” or 16”x20,” 3 boards*
  • Mixed media paper
  •  (90 lb./190 gsm) Size: 22”x30,” 4 sheets*
  • Acrylic Paint (Instructor uses Australian Green Gold, 
  • Magenta, Olive Green, Phthalo Blue, Titanium White)
  • Acrylic Ink (Instructor uses Bright Red, Prussian Blue, Sepia)
  • Compressed Charcoal
  • Artist Crayons
  • Spray Bottle
  • Synthetic Brushes 
  • (Instructor uses #10 round, #12 round, #4 flat, 1” square wash, liner, sash)
  • Palette Knife
  • Paint Palette
the instructor is
Robert Joyner


Julia Dunnit said...

Well I'd select you! Birds are a very en vogue as images etc at the moment too, so your lovely textured sanded painted and proud birds are perfect!

Anonymous said...

These are GORGEOUS, Kat. Love, love, love.
Thank you for stopping by. I should be posting again soon, but for now just visiting.

Netty said...

ooh they look fab Kat. Happy PPF, Annette xx

bellefrogworks said...

Goodness - you are so talented. Such different media and so wonderfully done. PPF

missy k said...

Good luck with your sweet birds... they are so pretty.

Hope it is third time lucky for you

Karen x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Your birds are wonderful and how awesome that you carve them yourself! All the best with your workshop and your plans to show them at the art festival!

Giggles said...

Adorable...I love reworking items...makes them new again!!! Very nice!

Hugs Giggles

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your little hand carved and painted birds are delightful! I do a little woodwork, but don't think I am very good at it. Blessings!

Linda said...

fantastic carved birds-I'm sure three times is a charm!!!

April Story said...

Your birds are lovely.
April #130

Heather Alger said...

Beautiful creativity, unique and clever x Happy WOYWW Heather #72

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Kat,

Oh, I love your birds! I hope you get selected for the Art Show this year. The Craft Fair I did last year was one that isn't juried and also the price is much cheaper. Perhaps there are shows like that in your area too?

I love the cardinal, oh but the little bluebird is adorable too!!!

Thanks for visiting me. Today we are expecting another snow storm so I'm hoping for a "Snow Day" from work tomorrow. That may be toomuch to task for though....


Lynn Cohen said...

What fun this looks like, love all the tools used, and the end results are terrific! I expect to see them taking flight anytime now.

Cat Beringer said...

such cute and happy birds!!

JKW said...

My fave - birds. Yikes, you carved them. . . beautiful colors too. Blessings, Janet PPF

Sally Clum said...

I like your work, especially the cardinal! Thanks for the suggestion of the online classes. The third one is my cup of tea. Out of curiosity... I live in Kenton. I rarely see websites from Ohio artists. Keep up the great work!