Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Time Is Like A Circus" Collage by Leada Wood
(C) 2010 All Rights Reserved

This is a 12X12 inch acrylic collage. My dad was a clock maker and a jeweler and I used some of his clock parts for this collage. The little man is made from two clock keys and there are various clock hands painted around, also an antique pocket watch and various other clock parts scattered about. My mom collected elephants so the elephant represents her... the monkey on her back represents me and the other monkey on the clock hand represents my brother. The writing says " Time is like a circus...always packing up and moving away."  Isn't that the way time is...always moving on? Can you believe it is almost 2011? It sounds so futuristic and yet it is here! I wish for you all blessings and a very bright and happy new year!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dreams Of Mine

"Dreams Of Mine" by Leada Wood (C) 2010 Mixed Media
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I created this piece on a hardcover sketch book to take to one of my art club's Christmas party. We always have an art exchange and this year I decided to do my art on something they can enjoy the whole year though, as an art journal or sketchbook. I started the process by putting gesso on the cover then I wrote some inspirational words and phrases with sharpie. I then added texture with gel medium and started applying pearlescent acrylic paints. After the painting was done I attached some silver wings and a little moon face figure I made out of clay, a little dragon fly and the letters soar. I then used inktense pencil to do the shading.
 I hope my friend likes the gift I made for her!

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Fan Fare"

"Fan Fare" by Leada Wood (c) 2010 Mixed Media Collage
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I paint papers and embelish them  with stamps, and other things. Then I start tearing them as needed and collage them onto a substrate. I then use liquid acrylic paints very transparently so that you can see all the layers building up. When I am satisified with the results I start collaging found objects onto the work. On this piece I used gold leaf and a little clay sculpture I had made. I enjoy doing this type of work as it very freeing and I can let my creative self out to play!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Linda likes cake!

Is Linda really eating two pieces of cake at the artist reception? She is pictured in the lovely Christmas tree forest at the Heritage Museum's opening of "Angels We Have Heard On High" exhibit by the Caboose Watercolor Society running now through January 8th 2011.

Two More Special Angels

Here are two more very special angels at the opening of the Caboose Watercolor Society's "Angels We Have Heard On High" exhibit at the Heritage Museum.

My Special Angels

Here are 4 of my special angels pictured at the Caboose Watercolor Society's Angel's We Have Heard On High exhibit at the Heritage Museum, running through the eight of January 2011.

Caboose Watercolor Society

Caboose Watercolor Society, left to right Sue Bagwell, Leada Wood, Linda Rupard-Irwin, Kay Smith, and center Estelle Howard, not pictured Carole Berry. The group had their aritst's reception tonight at the Heriage Museum in Big Spring, Texas. Their show "Angels We Have Heard On High" will be running through January 8, 2011.

Friday, December 3, 2010

"Under His Wing" by Leada Wood

"Under His Wing" by Leada Wood (C) 2010
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This is a 12X24 inch mixed media collage on crescent illustration board using liquid acrylics, matt medium, tar gel, embossing medium and white feathers. I started this one when I was painting angels for the upcoming show at the Heritage Museum but didn't get it finished in time so I decided to post this on my blog as a special invitation to all of you to the opening of Angels We Have Heard On High, December 4th at 4 PM. If you are in Big Spring be sure to stop by! The show will run through January 11th.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"The Joker Is Wild" by Leada Wood

"The Joker Is Wild" by Leada Wood (C) 2010

This watercolor painting is 15X22 on Arches paper, using my glass objects to create a still life painting for the West Texas Watercolor Society challenge. It was a fun challenge!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lady In Red by Leada Wood

"Lady In Red" (C) Leada Wood, 2010

This painting is 20X20 inches and is watercolor on Arches paper. I embelished the lady's hat and the dog's collar with sparkly jewels.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Boot Scootin Boogie

Boot Scootin Boogie by Leada Wood
watercolor (c) 2010 All Rights Reserved

This is a watercolor mixed media 16X20 on Illustration board.  These boots have been around and yet they still have lots of life left.  Maybe with a little polish they will be ready for  Saturday night at their owners favorite place to dance.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fire And Smoke

Fire And Smoke acrylic on paper by Leada Wood
(c) 2010 All Rights Reserved

22X28 Acrylic on Arches hot pressed paper.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot, by Leada Wood
watercolor (c)2010 All Rights Reserved

15X22 Watercolor on Arches paper. This ole crow may bite off more than he has bargained for, or maybe he is just trying to spice things up!  We all need a little spice in our life to keep us lively. Hope your day is full of life's energy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Moon In The Seventh House

Moon In the Seventh House, Mixed Media by Leada Wood (c) 2010 All Rights Reserved
This is my first post on the Mixed Media International blog which I am honored now to be a member. It is a great blog with lots of interesting art .To view this blog click here Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

When The Trumpet Sounds

When The Trumpet Sounds,watercolor by Leada Wood (c) 2010 All Right Reserved

Yes I am still painting angels! One to go but I must take them to the museum tomorrow. It has been a fun process and I can't wait to see all our heavenly paintings hanging together! The Caboose Watercolor Society show, Angels We Have Heard On High, will open at the Heritage Museum in Big Spring Texas on December 4th and will run through January 11th. This is a transparent watercolor on Arches 15x22, with gold leaf added for her glory. Yes I drew everyone of the Fleu-De-Les in the background, they don't show too well in this photo as it is low resolution. I want to do this angel again with a stain glass effect in the background. Seems like I am never ready to give up working on our themed shows, the ideas just keep coming and I keep asking my self What If?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Artin' Around 2

Artin Around 2 Mixed Media by Leada Wood (c) 2010 All Rights Reserved
This is a mixed media collage made with hand painted and hand decorated papers. I love to get in my zone and start tearing and attaching my papers! I layer piece after piece until I get the effect I like and then I start using my handmade stamps and painting until I think the work is finished. These works come from within with no outside attempt at reality...purely imagination and creativity.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Circle Of Life

Circle Of Life, Mixed Media by Leada Wood (c)2010 All Rights Reserved
I am passionately painting angels preparing for the Caboose Watercolor Sociey's upcoming angel exhibit at the Heritage Museum in Big Spring, Texas, if you are in the area drop by and see our heavenly creations. The Circle of Life is a 20x20 mixed media painted on Crescent Illustration Board. I used gel medium to give texture and to stamp my Fleur-De-Lis in the circle. The angel is painted with transparent watercolor.The Fleur-De-Lis is a stylized Christian symbol representing the lilly which represents purity and in turn the Virgin Mary.The Fleur-De-Lis is composed of three petals and three sepals which symbolizes the Trinity.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ranch Dressin

Ranch Dressin by Leada Wood (c) 2010 All Rights Reserved

Pursing a passion is work! It takes time and energy and being willing to take on more than you can handle. It is in the simplest of terms a job. A job but non the less I know I am truly blessed to be able to work at a job I love! A lady asked me to do this commission as a surprise for her husband on their 25th wedding anniversay. How great is that to share in the joys of anothers life!   Sold!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Love Birds

Love Birds (c) 2010 by Leada Wood All Rights Reserved
This is an 8X10 commission I did for a guy. It was painted on arches paper. Really sweet story of the couple, he gave it to his girlfriend for her birthday. How thoughtful and romantic is that!     SOLD