Here’s the first in a 3 part review of the lovely classes I took at Squam.
Mary Beth Shaw was teaching the class and what fun, messiness and experimentation we had! I have never used Clayboard before and I was excited to learn you could scratch and add all kinds of wonderful yummy textures and materials to it! We used wood icing, foil transfers, inks, acrylics.
We started off by drawing a tree or natural object on our clayboard and painting it with black gesso. We then experimented with stencils, wood ice, and lots of great techniques and materials that Mary Beth had on offer to us for the day.
I added Wood icing using a stencil to create some embossed areas.
Then acrylics to create the autumnal backgrounds
Alcohol Inks were then splashed onto different areas which I loved! Creating some vibrancy to this work in progress
We used a hot iron to secure the foil transfers to our pieces.
and then a tool to scratch out all the designs on the tree image.
Here is my finished piece against the backdrop of the wonderful view we had all day at the class.
I was so happy with my piece. Do you think its very “Klimt like?”
I’m also happy to announce the winner randomly picked from last Fridays giveaway is: Rita A. Rita please email me firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and ill pop your book into the mail for you. Congratulations!
WOW!! that is some great work you've created as SQUAM, Louise!! I can't wait to see what else you'll be sharing in the next few posts =-)
That was a seriously gorgeous piece of work, and even better close up! I'd never even heard of clayboard – amazing what you learn on these things. There is no end to your talents lady!
Love it miss Klimt!
LOVE your piece!!!! What a great time that must have beeen!
Gorgeous Louise. Yes, very Klimt like. I too love klimt. can't wait for the rest of the round up.
it's stunning! i love it 🙂
I LOVE IT!! That is gorgeous Louise. I am rather addicted to Klimt like swirls too… xx
What a beautiful tree! I love Klimt as well and can imagine what a fun class that was to take. Lucky you!!
Hope fall is inspiring you with more beautiful trees to create…
I love Klimt and I definetly see his influence on your piece but I see your influence and your influence is what makes it extraordinary!
Gorgeous! Love the texture. Klimt would be proud x
This is an impressive work of art! And it looks gorgeous – and yes, it does look a bit like Klimt. And a lot like Louise – which I love a lot!
fabulous work louise. what a wonderful workshop. i also love klimt and am intrigued by all the techniques you used to create your piece.
sounds fun at squam!
hey sweetie….!!! i love the creative process and the photos at each step. i love love all the texture…..and yes, its very klimt!