Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Hibiscus" Twinks on Yupo

"Hibiscus" Twinkling H2O's on Yupo
I recently took Twinks on Yupo a course by Jodi Ohl. I learned about using the amazing substrate of Yupo paper.  Jodi shares many tips and tricks in the class.
For this piece, I mixed together Golden's Tar Gel and Self Leveling Gel and put it in a small bottle that I was able to "draw" the main shape of the hibiscus with.  After that layer was dry, I painted the page using Twinkling H2O watercolor paints which are made by Luminarte.  When the paint layers were completely dry I used a damp paper towel and the Sea Foam Stencil from the Water Series and wiped away the paint leaving the circles in the background of the piece.    Finally, I used my Faber-Castell Pitt Pen: Artist Four-Pen Set and doodled all around the piece.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Fantasy Forest" 18 x 24 Intuitive Painting

"Fantasy Forest" Intuitive Painting by Tammy Dial Gray
This week I played with layers and layers and feelings that bubbled to the surface.  I thought about connectivity and abundance, history and ecology and thought deeply about how these ideas have been represented in animated forest scenes such as the movies Avatar and The Secret of Kells.  This painting is what developed from those reflections.

Here is a more detailed shot:
Close Up of "Fantasy Forest" an intuitive painting by Tammy Dial Gray

You can read more about this piece here

Friday, May 17, 2013

"His Gift" Acrylic Abstract on Canvas

"His Gift" Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Art
I recently purchased a package of 20 canvases.  I have never had this many blank canvases at one time.  They only thing I had in mind when I bought them was that they would be colorful, textural and meaningful.  Most of the art I purchase is abstract spiritual art.  So, I asked myself why I wasn't creating more art along those lines.  This is what resulted.  The first canvas out of a box of 20.

Currently, it is adding brilliant color to my home and it will be in a show on the 28th.  However, it is available if you would like to have this piece in your home.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thinking of you on Mother's Day

Watercolor on Yupo by Tammy Dial Gray 9" x 12"

I posted this painting on Facebook last night in honor and celebration of all those who nurture and make the world a better place through their love.

This morning I found myself tearful as I thought about those who will mourn today.  I believe that love really does make a difference in this world.  My heart is with all of you who love unconditionally.  May you come to realize how important you are.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Enjoying Twinks on Yupo

"It's A New Day" 9"x12" Twinks on Yupo by Tammy Dial Gray

"Rejoice"  9"x 12" Twinks on Yupo by Tammy Dial Gray

"Vibrant Flower"  9"x 12" Twinks on Yupo by Tammy Dial Gray

This past week I took Twinks On Yupo a class by Jodi Ohl.  She did a great job of showing us how to work on this unique substrate with these luscious water colors.