I'm halfway through art agent Lilla Rogers' Bootcamp, a structured five-month program of monthly assignments designed to help you build a strong body of work. It's a fun, fast-paced way to improve your portfolio.
My journal is featured in the gallery, along with work from other artists. You can see all the journals at the Bootcamp Gallery here.
At a barn sale, I found a huge old glass jar filled with stamps, and I collaged them into the seaweed.
I took the postmarks and shell stamps and turned them into clouds, and the white seaflowers. I like to imagine the gentleman who collected the stamps was a sailor and sent love letters back to his wife or girlfriend.
It seemed fun to turn these stamps that have physically been so many different places into a beachy/travel/vacation painting.
I also used sand and shells from our last trip to Galveston. A friend living in Hawaii sent me a little bag of semi-precious tumbled stones, and I smushed them into the sand.
I worked fairly large...30" x 30". I'm excited to have a big, beachy painting. I added the text for a class project, but I prefer the actual painting without it. Do you like it better with or without the words?