Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mosaics again!

My little vacation from mosaics was wonderful! I love painting and linocuts, and so many other things. I need to make other art forms part of my regular routine. It helps me grow and stretch as an artist, and it made me even more excited to come back to mosaics!

I actually completed a large mosaic just before my "vacation" that I can't post because it is a gift. After the holidays I'll share it with you. But right now I'm working on a very large pig! This one is 48"h x 36"w. I really need to mount a mirror above my table because it is hard to stand back from this and see it well since it's so big. Taking pics helps - seeing the image on the camera screen or the computer screen helps the mistakes jump right out. In this pic, lots of the pieces are just laying there, not glued down. Usually I glue as I go, but with so many colors, I need to see how they are working together, and then change things around to get the right mix. So it's taking me longer than normal to put this one together. But I'm loving it! Feels good to be back!

8 comments:

cbmosaics said...

It's looking great Barb! It's so hard (for me) to mix so many colors together and make them work well, mirror or not!! :-)

Mindful Musings said...

I'm glad you're back into mosaics again, Barb. This one looks great, and thanks for the reminder on the mirror tip!

Barbara Benson Keith said...

Thanks you guys! We are in the middle of a blizzard today, and I'm so excited that I get to work in my shop all day uninterrupted!

jaboopee said...

hello ,your blog came up in the recommended section of google reader, great to meet all these other mosaic artists. i'll be back for a better look, loving that little piggy

Barbara Benson Keith said...

Great to meet you! Flickr.com is a great site for meeting and seeing the work of tons of amazing mosaic artists. Check it out!

Gwyn Vermeulen said...

It's looking great! I love your work.

Barbara Benson Keith said...

Gwyn, thanks for the nice comment!

Irit said...

Welcome back :-)
This piggy is gorgeous.