Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wind and fire


Hallo,
  2 days in a row - wow!!! Todays painting was done exactly the same as yesterdays but at the end I added a layer of amber shellac and let it dry for about 10/15 minutes and then took a torch to it, making all the swirly bubbles.
  The only difference between the first picture today and the second is a change in the lighting. That is one of the wonderful things about the wax - you see new things from every angle and every change in the light, so cool!!!
  All for today am off to work....
    Take Care
       Tera


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Red leaves in the turquoise sunrise

Hallo,
  Been neglecting the blog again for awhile...just not enough time, and if a bit of time, no energy...
  I did 3 paintings last week to turn in to the current show at Artel art gallery in Pensacola. My great encourager Linda Kernick has been telling me for some time that I need to join and enter some of their shows.
  Well I took 3 paintings over there and 1 got in the show which is awesome(because they jury tightly so its hard to get in) and on top of that the painting won an award for "Most experimental' - I will show it to you tomorrow.
  Both this painting and tomorrows started out the same. I started with an 18 by 24 inch cradled board and put 3 layers of clear wax as a base.
  Next I painted 3 colors/shades of turquoise for the background - the darkest shade at the bottom.
   Next I did 3 layers of leaves (yellow=ginko, red is from various trees in my yard and around my neighborhood) - with a clear wax layer or 2 in between each layer.
   The side are painted black.
                                                                                 That is where I stopped with this painting. I was trying for more of a wind swirled effect with the leaves and didn't quite make what I wanted but I really like how it turned out anyhow!!
All for today- going to sit and do some reading on my computer...I ran a few errands today, an got my hair cut and permed, walked the pups (Tom walked them early this am as I couldn't seem to wake up...and then I got a walk this afternoon), between the 2 of us Tom and I did a couple loads of laundry, and he ran to Pensacola for me to pick up the 2 paintings that didn't get in the show at Artel.
  Still have to make the bed and start something for super but first some reading...
   Take Care
      Tera

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

More Christmas cards....

Hallo,
  Just a short little post - work and such - 10 hour shifts for awhile here to accommodate some doctors appointments and a class I will be teaching with CLL.....nice to have the extra day off but I will be going back to 8 hrs.shifts once the class is done - cant seem to work in a walk with the longer shift....
  A last couple Christmas cards for you - simple with pretty cardstock and stickers.
  Have a great day!!!
     Tera
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Abit squirrelly......

 Hallo,
   Well yesterday was a very low energy day - I had planned to get some housework done and head over to the studio for awhile but..... I did do some cleaning, and wrapped Christmas presents, planted 2 plants, did laundry and later last night while watching "The sound of music" I addressed all my Christmas cards.
  Today sometime I need to write up a Christmas letter so I can get my cards out tomorrow....
  Well while I was putzin around yesterday I noticed this squirrell in the tree outside my bedroom window and he hung around long enough for a few pictures through the window...
  Not too much new with me - spending more time in the studio painting and carving and less in the craft room doing crafty stuff.
  Jack came home Friday but has been out with friends most of the weekend, Paula gets home tomorrow, and I work....
  I have one painting selected for the Mattie Kelly Southeastern Regional art show for Janurary and have 2 others I plan to enter....gotta get that done soon....
  Well better get a move on and get off to work....
           Have a great Monday!!!
              Tera





Monday, December 5, 2016

Canyon lands 2

 Hallo,
  Another Monday morning and so far so good - got out for an early walk and it wasn't raining!!
  I finished off this painting this weekend over at my studio. It is 12 inches wide and 24 inches tall.
  I started  by building up many layer of wax - 10 colors, 2/3 layers of each color. Then I carved out the rivers - between the 2 it took me about 18 to 20 hours.
  The last step is adding the texture on top in the spaces between the rivers - another 7 hours or so work.
   I am really liking how these are turning out - so organic and you can see all the layers of color in the walls of the river canyons...so cool!!!
  I have started showing my paintings on a web site called 'Vangoart' and have 6 paintings up on my page there now and a couple more pending review. It is completely a fine art site (as of yet they don't even take photo art). If you want to check it out the web site = www.vangoart.com and do a search for my name 'Tera Fujan'
  All for this am - Take Care
     Tera




Saturday, November 26, 2016

A bit chilly...

Hallo,
  Well we are a bit chilly this am here in NW Florida - the breeze is just a bit nippy. The pups love the cool weather and so do I and makes the morning walk a bit quieter as few people are 1 - out as early as the pups make us go and 2 - few go out when its this chilly. So all I have to watch for is squirrels and cats so my big boy doesn't yank my arm off....
  I have 2 more simple cards for you today - the pretty cardstock is from Paper Temptress and is so shimmery!! Then I just used some stickers and a little shaker box (and forgot the shaky stuff - I need to go back to AC Moore and see if they have more of the shaker stickers so I can do some with some glitter snow in them...)
    I spent most of the day yesterday in my studio playing with a couple encaustic paintings I am working on - have to put on about 2 more layers of color for the 2 big ones and then I can start carving them. The carving is done on the smaller on so will start on the texturizing
   I picked up some leaves on my morning walk that I will include in the  next painting I have planned. I really liked the small painting I did at J.C. Campbell with the ginkgo leaves - so I found some on Etsy and now have a bunch to play with - The background will be 3 shades of teal/turquoise and then I will add the ginkgo leaves and probably one or 2 of the pretty red ones that I found this am - not sure if I will do a shellac burn on this one or not....
     All for today - take care!!!
       Tera


Friday, November 25, 2016

More simple Christmas cards.....

Hallo,
  Well the pups made us go for an early walk - walking of some of that turkey and pie.... and I am headed for the studio for a good part of the day. No shopping for me - believe it or not I am pretty much done with shopping for Christmas - maybe one or two little things....and if I can think of something good for the hubby....
  A couple more simple Christmas card for you today - found the cute jar shaker at AC Moore  - and then forgot to add shaking things....sigh....
  But they still are cute!!! Pretty shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress and some cute stickers.
  All for now - gotta get in gear....
    Take Care
       Tera