Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Abandoned Sled watercolor





      This painting was entered in a show at Glenora Music and Art Festival, where I won First Prize in Watercolor!.  Then I was in the Hammondsport, NY Art Show, by Keuka Lake, and actually won BEST IN SHOW!  I was so amazed and happy to receive such recognition!
     I was inspired to paint this when I remembered sledding down the hill in the winter with my brother and sister. We had an old-fashioned sled like this one which could be steered with the bar across the front. It was fun sliding down the hill and then climbing up to slide down again. I think this kind of sled was wonderful!  I hope you feel nostalgic when you look at it.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Modern Paper Cutting

WYCINANKA: Modern "Tree in Art"

I sketched a tree on white computer paper, drawing it from the roots up to the branches.  Then I placed three pieces of colored paper under it and stapled them together.  I cut all four trees out at the same time.  Then I started to arrange the trees side-by-side, above and below vertically, and then decided on a random placement.  I used rectangular and square pieces of many colors of paper, placing them behind the trees until I liked the look and feel of the scene.  Having glued everything in place, I can feel sky, grass, leaves, fields, and other scenery around the trees, exactly what I was thinking. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wycinanka Polish Paper Cut

WYCINANKA: "BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS"

Real flowers are a great inspiration for making paper cuts.  I remember my mother taking flowers apart and using the petals for patterns to make her crepe paper creations.  In doing Wycinanki or Polish Paper Cutting, the flowers are very stylized rather than realistic.  It's like cutting a flower in slices and seeing it from the inside out.  You really feel as though you are looking through the flower.

2 comments:

Mellodee said...
You are so creative!! I just love the colors and designs you come up with. Just lovely!
Jim Carpenter said...
Thank you for sharing that information. It really does help one to understand the art and to appreciate it more fully. I think this piece is especially beautiful.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Felicia's Fotos....


Felicia's Fotos.....


Felicia's Fotos.....Hibiscus Flower in my garden

                       

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Felicia's Fotos...Outrageously Beautiful Peony

                        This is one of my peonies in our yard.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Felicia's Fotos...Star Gazer Lily

                             This is a photo of my Star Gazer Lily.
                            I took this photo in our yard.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Celebrating Halloween with Jack-O-Lantern carving!


Jack-o-Lanterns Carved with Hot Knife


Paper Cut of a Kitty....

"FOOTSIE"...Modern Wycinanka Cut Paper Psychedelic Design

"FOOTSIE" was not only in the POP & REPOP show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Da Vinci Art Alliance, but the show also traveled to Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA and High Street Design Gallery in Millville, New Jersey.  Her picture was in THE INFERNO art newspaper and in the High Street Design brochure.  She was also displayed on the Susquehanna Art Museum website.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Batik...Melted wax and dye on Cloth

"LARRY" Batik


Wax and Dye on clot

FACE HIDDEN IN THE SUN Ceramic

CERAMIC "SUN FACE"

SALAMANDER Tile Mosaic

MOSAIC...Linoleum Tiles on Wood..."SALAMANDER"

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wycinanka with 16 sides......

I followed along with a Pani from Poland on YouTube and cut out this 16-sided wycinanka yesterday.  I think it came out pretty well.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Felicia's Wycinanka Snowflakes

Snowflakes Galore!


I cut these snowflakes out of computer paper, size 8 1/2 " squares.  Sometimes it is easier to trace a paper plate and start with a circle.  Then you don't end up with a "square", unnatural snowflake.  These are beautiful when placed on a window, so that you can see through the negative spaces.  Gorgeous!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wycinanka Polish Paper Cut

I am starting a new Wycinanka and hope that you will like it as much as I do.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FLOWERS FROM IMAGINATION.....

Flowers drawing from my sketchbook.

SYMMOGRAPHY DESIGN...

Another drawing from my sketchbook.
It was drawn with Pencil, Ruler, and Markers.


FLOWERS GALORE!

This is a drawing that I made in my sketchbook.
It was drawn with markers. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PYSANKY ON A POLISH CRYSTAL PLATE