Mason Jars and Still Life: The Process of Creating

I want to share a little about the process of some of my mixed media paintings....these 3 pieces started with glueing bits and pieces of collected paper onto the wood supports.

I had been having a strong desire to just sit and glue paper for a long while....and finally I allowed myself the time to do so....this was about 3 months ago.....

the process of collage

at the end of that little session, my need to cut and paste quenched for a bit,  I left these 3 pieces alone until just last week....

not really sure what would become of them...I liked them the way they looked, very full, cluttery even....however they were unresolved...I knew there was more that wanted to be done...

after paint and colour added, mixed media collage

I have never had a strong desire to create a still life painting....however, a couple of things happened that made me look at this in a new way....I received 2 flower bouquets that I really LOVED, and the look of them really inspired me to play with creating flowers and my own version and voice of course....and so, these pieces fairly quickly took shape once I very roughly drew the 1st mason jar.....btw, I also love mason jars....most especially the pale turquoise ones....of course they are glass too, so that's another big point in their favour!!

3 paintings finished, mixed media collage

these pieces are all 12" x 12" mixed media on panel....they will be showing at my next show, which is the Gabriola Studio Tour, on Thanksgiving Weekend....less than 2 weeks from now!

Only 1 Day till Studio Tour 2012

only 1 day till the beginning of the Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour   Oct. 6,7,8
this is always a BIG weekend on Gabriola for many people, but most especially for artists and art are a few tiny glimpses into my studio at this time....many more pix to come so stay tuned in the next few days!
Fused Glass and Mixed Media paintings, Tammy Hudgeon Studio

the greeting area with Tammy Hudgeon Studio biz cards etc

Fused Glass Salmon Fish, Tammy Hudgeon Studio

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour

hi all! this is a quick little blog post to let you know about the 16th Annual Gabriola Island Studio Tour on Oct.6,7 is held every year on the Thanksgiving weekend.....hundreds of art lovers converge on beautiful Gabriola Island and visit up to 60 artist studios....and Tammy Hudgeon Studio is one of those are just a few pix of my studio so far.....there is so much more, and i will post more pix later.....come on over, i'd love to see you!! the weather is predicted to be sunny and warm!! yay!
Fused Glass Peace Hangings

outside of Tammy Hudgeon Studio

more fused glass groovy circles, with polka dots