The County Fair is always a fantastic event! So much to see, so much to eat, and so much to do.
A composite of some of the latest prints I have framed for exhibition.
From preliminary paintings for
"Gunther the Underwater Elephant"
The first paintings were done in watercolor then transferred to the computer for finishing touches in Painter 12.
One BOOK too many can cause a bit of distress.
Sometimes it's Tea for Two, or sometimes it's Tea for Four. It all depends upon what anyone actually wants to eat.
Using the same bear, I created postcards and note cards.
Beginning with two identical sketches, a pair of almost identical twin bears make their way through the
woods at summer's end. Searching for berries, seeds, and honey, they will fill up before the winter forces them into their secret places. Safe, warm, and well fed they will spend many days and nights in their chosen hideaways,
The topic: Teacher The lesson: "spelling."
Sometimes you need a little helper to find something you lost.
From some new work in a new style. The Flower Gatherers. Children's book illustration.©Ginger Nielson
I did these first with my kids and students in First grade. At that point we only had newsprint and crayons, but when I found art tissue and tissue paper circles the fish grew real scales. Here is a step by step for you to make your own.
First of all, I use SPECTRA art tissue for the fish bodies and good quality circles. There are some tissue circles offered by discount houses that aren't any good at all and the colors are not bright.
The ones I prefer to use are from The TEACHING STORE: http://www.theteachingstore.com/5_tissue_circles_primary_c-p-155463.html#.UAVXdY6zcwI
I posted the link since it was too long for Blogger html. What I ordered is: 20" Art tissue paper in bright colors. 5" Art tissue circles in primary colors.
Here is step one: Easy. Lay out a double sheet of tissue. It can be as large or small as you like, but I suggest at least 18 inches wide or the circles will be too large for the scales.
Just be sure you have two sheets or one sheet folded over.
Next draw a fish shape on the paper. Any shape will do as long as it resembles a fish *:)
Cut the two layers out and begin to use an adhesive tape applicator to join only the top and bottom layers along the edge. Do not close in the mouth or the tail.
Once you have only the top edge and the bottom edge taped, then put the two layers together.
Remember to leave the mouth end and the tail end open so you can stuff the fish later.
Now you can use the same adhesive applicator to make glue strips up and down the fish from the tail end to the mouth end. Onl
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