Friday, July 9, 2021

Part Two of Free Tutorial Video on How to Paint Paper Clay with Watercolors just released

 

PaperClay Art Doll painted with Watercolors by Marla L. Niederer

As a thank you for following me on my blog and OrsinisAngels YouTube channel, I just released Part Two of my Free Video Tutorial on how to paint Paper clay with Watercolors.

You can view it on YouTube by clicking on the picture below.

 

Free Video Tutorial Part Two Painting Paper Clay Art Doll with Watercolors by                    Marla L. Niederer


If you missed it the free video tutorial Part One on how to paint Paper Clay with watercolors is still available to view.  Just click on the picture below to go to YouTube to see it.

 

Free Video Tutorial Part One Painting Paper Clay Art Doll with Watercolors by Marla L. Niederer


I hope you have been enjoying some creative fun lately.  I have been enjoying some Plein Air watercolor painting.  I painted this watercolor at Lonesome Bay near my home. 

 

Lonesome Bay by Marla L. Niederer

I also thought I would share with you a few pictures I took while visiting Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands.  If you decide to take a trip there you will not be disappointed.  It is absolutely lovely.

 

One of the gardens at Boldt Castle Island

Boldt Castle

I am also teaching my class Moulin Rouge Dancers online on AforArtistic.  You can find out more about the class and or sign up for it by clicking on the picture below.

 

Moulin Rouge Online Class by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about my self-study classes by clicking on the picture below. 

 

Self Study Classes by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about all the free tutorials I offer by clicking on the picture below.  It will also bring you to one of my newest free video tutorials..

 

Free Tutorials by Marla L. Niederer


If you want to find out more about me click on my picture below.

 

About Me


Until next time…….

 

warm hugs,

 

Marla

 

 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Old Fashioned Roses and Mixed Media

 

Painting Old Fashioned Roses from my garden

I have been keeping busy with my art work lately.  I gathered a bunch of old fashioned roses from my garden this week.  They only bloom once a season and only for a short time but they are so beautiful and smell so divine.  I used them as a subject for one of my watercolor paintings.

Old Fashioned Roses watercolor by Marla L. Niederer


I also have been playing a bit with mixed media art.  I am often inspired by old photos for my figurative art and found this 1920’s photo of Lili Wegener on Wikipedia.  Lili was a Danish transgender woman.  She was a well-known landscape artist before embracing her femininity. 

Photo of Lili Wegener from Wikipedia


I used the photo of Lili as inspiration for this mixed media piece.  I utilized watercolors, silk, acrylic mediums, and mat board.


Mixed Media art by Marla L. Niederer

Mixed Media Art by Marla L. Niederer


I’m still currently teaching my Sleeping Mermaid online class on AforArtistic and getting ready to teach my Moulin Rouge Dancers online class also.

Sleeping Mermaid online class with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out more about my Moulin Rouge online class by clicking on the link below.

Moulin Rouge Dancers Online class with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about my self-study classes by clicking on the picture below. 

 

Self Study Classes by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about all the free tutorials I offer by clicking on the picture below.  It will also bring you to one of my newest free video tutorials..

 

Free Tutorials by Marla L. Niederer


If you want to find out more about me click on my picture below.

 

About Me


Until next time…….

 

warm hugs,

 

Marla

 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Painting with Watercolors on Paperclay

 

PaperClay doll by Marla L. Niederer


I’ve been experimenting with PaperClay with my doll making lately and created a jointed PaperClay doll. Instead of using hair and dressing the doll in clothing I sculpted the hair with clay imbedded fabric and used clay imbedded lace for the skirt.  I jointed the doll as I would put together jewelry with wire.  And I painted the doll with watercolors. I finished the doll with acrylic varnishes.

 

PaperClay doll by Marla L. Niederer

The entire process was a series of experiments.  Since I have often been asked if my watercolor painting process for cloth dolls would work on clay dolls I videotaped the process so I could share it with you.

 

Painting  a PaperClay doll by Marla L. Niederer

I just posted the first video of a free three part video tutorial on how to paint a PaperClay doll with watercolors on my YouTube channel OrsinsiAngels.  You can click on the picture below to view the video.

 

Free Video Part One Painting a PaperClay Doll with Watercolors by Marla L. Niederer


I’m also getting ready to teach my online Sleeping Mermaid class online.  You can click on the picture below to find out more and to sign up for my online Sleeping Mermaid class.

 

Sleeping Mermaids Online Class with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out more information about the rest of the online classes I am teaching by clicking on the picture below.

 

Online Classes with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about my self-study classes by clicking on the picture below.  I just added downloadable face templates to my shop but don’t purchase them if you are buying a doll making class.  Each class has a face template included for that specific doll.

 

Self Study Classes by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about all the free tutorials I offer by clicking on the picture below.  It will also bring you to one of my newest free video tutorials on how to needle sculpt a cloth doll nose if you missed it.

 

Free Tutorials by Marla L. Niederer


If you want to find out more about me click on my picture below.

 

About Me


Until next time…….

 

warm hugs,

 

Marla

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Creating Art with other Artists

 
Watercolor painting by Marla L. Niederer

It is so nice to be able to attend my art group again.  I used to paint watercolors with a group of artists at TAUNY in Canton NY.  TAUNY recently opened up for the group again and I attended for the first time in a long time last week.  I brought along my watercolors and a painting I had started while on a walk by the river with a very dear friend who is also an artist.  I feel so fortunate to be able to spend time with such kind and talented individuals that are also good friends.  It makes creating art so much more enjoyable and leads to so much more growth as an artist.

 

Watercolor Painting by Marla L. Niederer

I also have been playing with my Silhouette cutting machine this week.  I’m still learning how to use the software and enjoying the process.  These pop up teapot cards that I made were designed by Lori Whitlock.  I bought the SVG file to make them on her website.

 

Teapot pop up card designed by Lori Whitlock

I’m also still teaching the online Goddess class and getting ready to teach my online Sleeping Mermaid class online.  You can click on the picture below to find out more and to sign up for my online Sleeping Mermaid class.

 

Sleeping Mermaids Online Class with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out more information about the rest of the online classes I am teaching by clicking on the picture below.

 

Online Classes with Marla L. Niederer


 

You can find out about my self-study classes by clicking on the picture below.  I just added downloadable face templates to my shop but don’t purchase them if you are buying a doll making class.  Each class has a face template included for that specific doll.

 

Self Study Classes by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about all the free tutorials I offer by clicking on the picture below.  It will also bring you to one of my newest free video tutorials on how to needle sculpt a cloth doll nose if you missed it.

 

Free Tutorials by Marla L. Niederer


If you want to find out more about me click on my picture below.

 

About Me


Until next time…….

 

warm hugs,

 

Marla

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

New Free Video Tutorial

 
Face Template for Cloth Doll making by Marla L. Niederer

I’ve been enjoying the nice weather here lately.  We jumped from winter weather to summer, not that I am complaining!

 


Along with enjoying the beautiful apple blossoms on our trees, I’ve also been enjoying nice walks by the river.

 


After my wrist surgery, I’m finding clay easier to work with than needle sculpting and stuffing cloth dolls.  So I have been doing a bit of experimenting with PaperClay for doll making.  This is a picture of the first doll I have been working on since my surgery.

 

In Process PaperClay Doll by Marla L. Niederer

If you missed my Facebook postlast week, I recently shared a new free video tutorial on how to use a face template for facial features on a needle sculpted cloth doll on my OrsinisAngels YouTube Channel.  You can see the video here

 

Free Facial Template Video Tutorial


I’m still teaching the Goddess online on AforArtistic and getting ready to teach the Sleeping Mermaid class in June.  You can find out more information about the online classes I am teaching by clicking on the picture below.

 

Online Classes with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about my self-study classes by clicking on the picture below.  I just added downloadable face templates to my shop but don’t purchase them if you are buying a doll making class.  Each class has a face template included for that specific doll.

 

Self Study Classes by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about all the free tutorials I offer by clicking on the picture below.  It will also bring you to my newest free video tutorial on how to needle sculpt a cloth doll nose if you missed it last week.

 

Free Tutorials by Marla L. Niederer


If you want to find out more about me click on my picture below.

 

About Me


Until next time…….

 

warm hugs,

 

Marla

 

 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Back Story of the Goddess

The Goddess by Marla L. Niederer


I am teaching the Goddess online starting next week and thought I would share a little about her back story with you.

I created the Goddess during a time when I felt the world needed more compassion and healing.

The Goddess by Marla L. Niederer


The Goddess represents Kuan Yin.  For those unfamiliar with Kuan Yin, she is known by many as the Goddess of Compassion, the one who hears the cries of all beings.

She is also known in Buddhism as a Bodhisattva, one who puts off Nirvana in order to liberate all sentient beings. It is a complete act of selflessness and compassion.

The Goddess by Marla L. Niederer


Many representations of Kuan Yin depict her as a beautiful Asian woman in flowing gowns carrying a vessel filled with the waters of compassion. She is often depicted standing or seated upon a lotus blossom.

In this interpretation of Kuan Yin, I chose to place a hand crafted and hand painted lotus blossom upon her head as a headdress.  She wears a skirt and shawl of hand painted cheesecloth which represent the waters of compassion.  Her costume is hand beaded with silver lined glass beads. 

The Goddess by Marla L. Niederer


I hope to see you in class soon.  For more information about the class and to sign up just click on the picture below.

 

The Goddess Online class with Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about my self-study classes by clicking on the picture below.  I just added two new ones to my shop!

 

Self Study Classes by Marla L. Niederer


 

You can find out about the Little Lion Art doll I have for sale by clicking on the picture below.

 

Little Lion by Marla L. Niederer


You can find out about all the free tutorials I offer by clicking on the picture below.  It will also bring you to my newest free video tutorial on how to needle sculpt a cloth doll nose if you missed it last week.

 

Free Tutorials by Marla L. Niederer


If you want to find out more about me click on my picture below.

 

About Me


Until next time…….

 

warm hugs,

 

Marla