Friday, July 3, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
I hope you are all well and having a wonderful Summer.
I have to say Summer is not my favorite, too hot and too many bugs, but I try to find something to love about all seasons and I do like the long days of Summer. Also so far it is a much cooler Summer than usual, taking lots of long hikes with Bella and reading a lot. I feel a bit lazy and I am not pushing myself to do anything I don't feel to do. I completed 3 paintings at once and will share the other two soon.
I always love to hear your thoughts.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
This is my new 18"x 18" painting. I took many dried used tea bags, cut up in pieces, sewed together, glued on board, with several layers of venetian plaster, oil and acrylic paint, graphite, then covered with more venetian plaster, more layers of paint and graphite, finished with cold wax. This piece is titled "The Art of Tea #3".
I love this painting and now have the joy of looking at it daily before it goes anywhere :-).
I always love to hear what you are thinking.
Happy Memorial Day, a bittersweet holiday filled with reflection.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Seth Apter in his Living with art series, we were to send in a photo that shows how we live with art, this is a painting of mine that has since went to the gallery, but I live with my paintings a while first to make sure they are keepers. Go see all the art at Seth's blog. xoxo
Sunday, April 19, 2015
ETSY shop and gallery in Ranchos NM, I am trying new things and also making things to sale at a lower price point. My paintings take much longer to do and I feel that I can't sell them for any lower prices than they already are. I make my living from my art after all and would very much like to do it full time. I am now able to work just part time, so I am very grateful. I think it is important to make art that everyone can afford. Money is always a troublesome area when it comes to art and it is not an area I feel comfortable even talking about, but it was part of the reason I began doing these collages, the other reason is that I have a larger vision, I want to do really strange, wonderful, large collage pieces and I have found it hard to begin. I felt that these smaller pieces could lead me in the direction I want to go. I will always still do my paintings, I just want to grow and expand my work.
These collages are the first step, made of tea stained paper, ink drawings by me, burned rice paper, thread, found ephemeral, white charcoal, watercolor and rust. I have included close up photos.
Top piece is "Constellations" 14 1/2" x 12 1/2", bottom piece is "Chas White" 16 1/2"x 12".
They will be going into my shop in the next week or so, the price is $95.00 plus shipping unframed.
If you would like one let me know and I will reserve it for you.
I would love to know what you think. XOXO
Monday, March 30, 2015
This one is called "Sea Change", 40"x 40", venetian plaster, oil, rice paper, graphite, ink and cold wax on board.
I have much in the works, collage, painting, new things for my ETSY shop, I am having a clearance sale, 20% off all items in my shop. To get the discount just type in springcleaning (no spaces) in the coupon window that comes up at check out.
I always appreciate your comments.
Saturday, March 21, 2015