Art by Helen Grossman

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Location: Lakeland, Florida, United States

Hi, My name is Helen Grossman. I like to paint, read books, and learning a new forms of art and techniques. I love to learn and experiment with different medias and surfaces, like clay, paper, beads, gourds,it is always something new here to learn and grow. When I am feeling burn out I am reading books or taking my brushes and paint. Back in Ukraine I learned a decorative folk art style of painting called Petrikivka named after village it was born. You also could see some of my work on Instagram, @helldg123. Thank you for stopping by and if you have a moment, I would love to hear your feedback. Helen

Monday, February 12, 2007

Angel Challenge

This Challenge is closed and voted and therefore I can post some pictures. The doll was created from Sherry Goshon pattern that was provided and it was ideal canvas for me to paint, so, I just couldn't hold it and I had to paint her. This doll was stubborn and rejected any fabric I had to make her a skirt or look more finish, may be later I can talk her into...we'll see.
You can see all dolls at Angel Challenge
The doll was painted using acrylic and watercolors paints mixed with textile medium, face features were painted using mostly watercolors pencils and then I went over with slightly wet brush over the pencil strokes for better blending.

Happy February!

For the last month I was trying to finish some projects, dolls that I started who knows when. I am still working on some of them and some of them are still in the bag and for some - I just cannot find the parts, but I am moving. Slowly, may be surely :) I finished the doll from Jacque Uets class that I took a few years ago. Another year - and I may take a picture :)
But I took a pictures of a few things I was doing between the finishing dolls. One is ornament that I used one of Sherry Goshon new molds and another one is needle felting pear. Also, there are a few pictures of flowers arrangements I was putting together. Yeah, talking about finishing the projects, hello Helen, where are the projects? dolls?
Pictures are coming...this year...promise.