Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Buried Treasure...




I am participating in Seth's buried treasure dig, where we re-post from our archives, what we find interesting, or are particularly proud of.
I have to post it sorta early...I don't know how to delay the post
and I won't be able to post it tomorrow and be on time for the activity...so hope I am not stepping out of line...but here I am..now.

If you are here, most likely you came from Seth's blog http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
if you are checking in because you list me...then GO check out Seth...don't stop with this post go digging all the way back to the beginning of his blog..he is most interesting.

A lot of us are new to the blog thing...but many of you are veterans..I am not too long here however, I seem to have a fair amount of posts.

I tend to only go but so far into a blog that I am visiting.
Looking mostly at the current listings and rarely going all the way through them
NOT because I am not interested in the work...but because I have only but so much time I can spend at the computer and still have myself, a productive day.
The treasure hunt will give us a little glimpse into the distant past.

I am re-posting my first post.
This picture is kinda special in that it is the first canvas piece I had done in many years. I had been focusing primarily in the glass medium...ANYthing working with glass.

I was sorta intimidated to even post the piece, not being very sure about the quality of the work after so many years.
I began working in charcoal/watercolors/and oils.
Since this post I have lightened up a lot...and I am not so shy about posting work.

This collage is worked on canvas. The background is blended inks. The added elements of the rocks and fish are on watercolor paper/watercolor and ink. Then i added a fun element for movement ..the fiber yarn.

The subject is the Walleye.
This is a vibrant piece and I haven't had a lot of success in photographing it. The original post shows a washed out version and this isn't a whole lot better...but, it IS better than the original post.

Thank you for dropping in.
I hope you look through my blog, and see I am getting better explaining what I have done with the work I post, trying especially to explain the processes I work with the glass, as many of y'all don't work in glass.

I will be cruising by to check out what you re-posted.
Thank you Seth for hosting this event!

28 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love how you put that you didn't go back too far in a blog due to time. I'm the same way, Mar, so try to keep up with everyone's blog as best I can.

I'm so glad you posted your lovely walleye, because I totally missed it before. As always, your work is amazing.

Anne said...

Hi, Mar! Wow! I love this piece! I can tell how much you love the water by how you've portrayed it. The colors are rich and amazing. I love the yellows, greens, oranges, rusts, aquas, and blues! I especially like how the forward dorsal fin of the fish is reflecting the blue. Perfect! :-)

Jeb said...

This is nice!

notmassproduced said...

watery goodness making me smile

MrCachet said...

The Walleye is terrific!

Anonova said...

Fabulous!! I love the yarn addition, it really does add movement. I also like the lines of the fish itself, so watery, yet distinct.

MrCachet said...

So, Mary - Now that I know you live in the Wild, Wild West of South Dakota, I'll tell my little tale of our visit to your Wild West.

We (my wife and I) went to Sturgis three years ago - in our SUV - during Rally Week! The USPS issued four motorcycle stamps, and since I make First Day Covers, we had a reason to be there. I can only describe it as sailing a sailboat amongst synchronized swimmers who are not always synchronized.

I'm beginning to catch on to this mixed media thing, but I'm having a very hard time dragging myself away from the tools I've used since I was five years old! How do you do it?

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love your re-post - very inspiring. Thanks for visiting my blog, do call again.

Stephanie said...

It looks bright and brilliant!

Jill Zaheer said...

So glad you visited my blog from Seth's project. What a wonderful way to meet people. I really like the picture you selected- the colors and the yarn brings so much movement! Will continue to look through your blog and be gifted! Thank you so much for your comment as well!

femminismo said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I think your walleye is great and what a new and effective use of the fiber. I think I have some like that and now I see all sorts of possibilities. Well, my posts are almost always too long. But perhaps you can sip and nibble from time to time. I will too, OK? - jeanne

Evangeline said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. :)
Your Walleye piece is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you've incorporated the yarn. Beautiful colours.

Brian K said...

Thank you for my wonderful comment on my blog! Your fish is amazing! I love the colors and texture! I will be back often! Nice to meet you in the blogsville!

Debrina said...

Hello Mar - great blog. Thanks for cruising on by and visiting mine as well! I love how we are all being introduced and brought closer together as a community. Seth's quite the genius in that regard (and we know his work is equal to that title too!). Lovely to meet you and have become one of your groupie members...

teri said...

I'm so glad you reposted it because I didn't see it before and I love the colors. It's beautiful.

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

I love your fish and I will be back for another visit.

Kim said...

Beautiful colour, so gald I popped in to look from Seth's blog!

Kerin said...

Oh my! I just love the sea and I adore your fish!!! You really captured something very special there.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and if you get a chance please stop by the new mixed media art site at http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com. There are over 400 fun and amazing artists partying together online so it's a wondrous place to see. ;)

elk said...

mar wonderful painting....i like the addition of the yarn...i grew up on a lake in MN. and actually ate my weight in walleye...blessings

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful painting- wondrous colors!

Ginny Gaskill said...

I love, love your wallyeye.

ArtPropelled said...

The added yarn was such a great idea. It gives a lovely painting extra zing.

Thanks for browsing through my blog and taking the time to comment.

Margaret said...

beautiful work Mar, great find in your BT dig! M

Diane said...

I have great respect for those who draw and paint and your fish is wonderful! I love the added fiber - since I do a lot of fiber art, that made me smile.

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Hi Mar, Thanks for stopping by at "Bliss" leaving your comment and thank you for the "follow"! I love your work...I have a thing for fish...tho' my husband is the guy who tends to make art with fish, but I always love his fish things...I'll dig deeper into your blog and enjoy!

Seth said...

This is really fantastic. And I think the use of the fiber yarn to capture movement is brilliant!! I am so glad you decided to play along and that you chose this piece to highlight!

3rdEyeMuse said...

so glad you chose to repost that first canvas - it's really wonderful!!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I am always gonna be new to blogging... so don't feel squimish about trying anything you want to do with yours! Love the wall eye painting.