|"Self Portrait" Watercolor & Inks 9x12|
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
|Copyright 2014, Unfinished Watercolor Study, Trudy Gomez|
Above is a watercolor in progress. I have basically drawn off my subject and laid down my first wash of colors for compatibility. The funny ragged marks are mystic applied to preserve my lightest lights. My subject has her ragged winter coat on! I started with the sky laying in some blues...I never stick with just one blue on my sky. I then took Daniel Smith Pyrrol Orange to lay in my contrast against the blue...complimentary, yes? Then after mixing these two colors, I laid in some grays. After this, I started happy dancing across my board using Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue, American Journey Copper Kettle and Opera Pink from shavings off a watercolor crayon! I will come back after this layer dries to add some more medium and dark range colors from the same palette. After the second layer dries, I will remove mystic and adjust to blend. I can already see areas where serious work is needed to adjust...get thee away from me Critic!
Many don't practice the written word. It is priceless to me. I love sharing your vision of Christmas.
Friday, October 10, 2014
|October 2014 Peace Dove Necklace|
|August 2014 Rose Dove Necklace|
Thursday, September 25, 2014
While I am continuing to work on my portraits, I try daily to work on art for fun! These little jewelry pieces are one of those things. They are drawn off in this photo. A few have the first coat of paint applied. It takes two of these 300# watercolor hearts to create one heart (front and back). Once painted, they are cut out, glued together, holes are drilled and edges are filed. They are sealed with an insulation coat of soft gloss and then varnished to make them waterproof. As you have deduced by now, they are labor intensive and a work of love! Once finished, I incorporate them into necklaces, bracelets and rosaries. These are signed little artworks!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sunday, December 15, 2013
|My third custom made Rosary|
I created this rosary using 7mm Lapis Lazuli Beads, Luster Rose Petal Prayer Beads,
Holy Spirit Dove Centerpiece and Splendor Crucifix using German Style Gold Wire
with skills acquired in Rosary Making Group through my church. I am so grateful to
all those who shared their skills that I might participate in this lasting legacy.
PRAYER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Hail Mary, full of grace,
more holy than the Saints,
more elevated than the heavens,
more glorious than the Angels,
and more venerable than every creature.
Hail immaculate temple of the Lord,
constructed in a holy fashion,
ornament of divine magnificence,
open to everyone,
an oasis of mystical delicacies.
Hail urn of purest gold,
who contained the manna Christ,
the gentle sweetness of our souls.
Hail most pure virgin Mother,
worthy of praise and veneration,
fount of gushing waters,
treasure of innocence,
and splendor of sanctity.
O Mary, lead us to the port of peace and salvation,
to the glory of Christ
who lives in eternity
with the Father and with the Holy Spirit.
-St. Germanus of Auxerre
Friday, December 13, 2013
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27