Wednesday, March 1, 2017

METAMORPHOSIS OF A PAINTING

Follow left to right, all of the way down. Beginning to now. I nixed number two, as I thought it was too "pretty". I was happy with the center and then fussed with it. I feel like I ended up back where I started, "prettyish".
Back to the easel. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

WE CAN CHANGE


"We Can Change"  Acrylic, Charcoal, Collaged with painted papers, Encaustic Medium   30"x30"

The process- bottom left to right and now (top)

Detail
On the wall in my studio

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

FACIALLY TRANSFIXED

"Don't Hide"
12"x24" cradled board- encaustic pigment sticks, encaustic medium, collaged vintage paper and fabric

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PART OF LIFE

"Hair Loss, Too?"
Collage, paint, graphite, vintage fabric, encaustic medium on Twin Rocker paper.  22"x30"

Sunday, January 15, 2017

ENCAUSTIC SATURDAY

Encaustic pigment sticks, encaustic medium on cradled board. In the studio.

Close up 

"Rise"   11"x 14"

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, May 19, 2016

HYBRIDS







These new friends of mine are being created from both digital paintings and drawings I have done while traveling with my iPad and then printing them out, tearing them up and then adding them to paintings and drawings I have done with acrylics, heavy gel medium, collage and charcoal. 

I am really having a blast with this new process!

Now, if I only could remember how to use this blog page, so I could freshen it up and change the header and side bar, etc. Time. it takes lots of time. Time I would rather spend painting and drawing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FACE IT

Finally have the time to work in my new studio. I always go back to painting and drawing.  Face it, it's my first love.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

MEXICAN GODDESS INSPIRATION










While vacationing in the Riviera Maya of Mexico this past week, I used my Paper by 53 and Pencil by 53 apps for iPad, to exercise my creative self.  It's not "pure" as far as tools are concerned, but it is amazingly easy to take traveling and sketch, paint and write to your hearts content, without carrying a suitcase of art supplies.

Having been to Mexico a few times and loving the richness of the culture, I decided to create some goddesses of my own to honor the Mayan gods and goddesses and have a bit of fun with the idea.


Friday, January 17, 2014

LAYER, PAINT, WAX, UPDATE!!!!!!







Using a cradled canvas board,  plaster, joint compound, burlap, paint and wax.

Thinking a great deal about letters and artfully using them.

Using the skills I learned in San Miguel De Allende.

Playfully enjoying time with friends.  Welcome to 2014.

At some point I need to take another year to learn how to use this crazy blog again. Update, update, update.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MEXICAN ART RETREAT - AND WHAT A TREAT IT WAS

Creations from my trip to San Miquel de Allende. Illustration board. plaster, joint compound, gesso, acrylic paint, flowers, vintage fabric, paper, masking tape, encaustic.

"Seniorita Carmen"

"Homage to the Women of the World"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

IT"S BEEN AWHILE



Collage at the beach- Photos of past work, nepalese papers, vintage ribbon, rust stained paper, saffron stained tea bags and asemic writing with drawing pens.


Hope I remember how to post!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

ETHNIC PATTERN STUDY

Zig......
zag.....
repeat......
Circles......
triangles.....

repeat again.....
Thinking of mud cloth and meditating. 
Both pieces are 8"x10" . Made from copper that has been embossed, painted with acrylics, stitched, and mounted on handmade paper.