Sunday, July 19, 2015

Site Santa Fe and the Case of the Disappearing Artist

I went to Site Santa Fe Friday night to see Unsuspected Possibilities, a wonderful show. One of the artists was Leonardo Drew, I love his art so much and it was a thrill to see some of it in person. Leonardo was to be there and I looked forward to meeting him. He came in very late and I waited while he talked to a few of the patrons, I looked away for just a minute and when I turned back he was gone, vanished into thin air, I looked everywhere, but he had left. So while I did not get to meet him his work was awesome and I share photos I took of  it here. Also in the show is another wonderful artist, Marie Watt, due to the way her art was hung I was not able to get photos, but go here to see her beautiful work:,
also not part of the show, but in Site was a beautiful piece by Ann Hamilton, go here to see her work:
 Enjoy these works by Drew. XOXO

Friday, July 3, 2015

Another New Collage/ Burn Series

 This is one of the 3 new paintings/collage, 12"x 12". I included many detail shots because I love the yummy texture. Venetian plaster, rice paper, ink, thread, graphite, cheese cloth, oil paint, tea, and cold wax on cradle board. This is another in my burn series.
 I always love to hear from you.
Happy 4Th of July. XOXO

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Collage/Burn Painting

This is my new collage,14 1/2" x 11" mixed media collage. I believe it is finished, but I need to live with it for a few weeks to be sure. This one is in my burn series. Venetian plaster, rice paper, graphite, cheese cloth, oil paint on cradle board.
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

New Collage/Painting

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

Living With Art

I have joined the wonderful 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

New Collages

I have been busy and having great fun with these new collages I am making for my 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

New Large Painting

I finally got a photo of my new painting/collage, I included some closeups as it is hard to see the details, if you click on an image and then click again you will be rewarded, I promise.
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.