Saturday, November 20, 2010
The painting on the left is titled "Orchard Path" and the other is a small pastel completed plein aire in an apple orchard.
I have long admired the work of Wolf Kahn, known for his pastels and oils and I have followed his process of using small on-site creations to create a larger painting in acrylic with pastel accents.
Monday, November 15, 2010
These two construction pieces were made from old watercolor paintings. The paintings were covered with gel medium and fluid acrylics on both sides of the paper. The art was then folded and laced to form pouches to hold dried material. Hangars added the final touch!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
These three monoprints were inspired by the woodcuts of Edna Boies Hopkins. However, they are not woodcuts but rather are watercolor monotype prints made with watercolor painted onto a frosted plexiglass plate. Each of these was made with two plates--the background color and texture--and the images on a separate plate. Each was run through the press one but one was pressed on top of the other. The titles are: "Red Clematis," "Hosta," and "Grapes."
The Beets series of monotypes came after a visit to a Chihuly exhibit. Dale Chihuly, the famous glass artist, also paints energetic art filled with color and action. These paintings were inspired by his work although my work is more representational. The "Yellow Beets" diptych was created by laying two plates next to each other and painting them as one plate. Each was then printed individually and mounted later together as one piece. The other prints are titled "Red Beets" and "Blue Beets" respectively. I also designed and sewed a small wall hanging using the design in the "Yellow Beets" diptych.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
"Grapes" is a monoprint inspired by the colored woodprints of Edna Boies Hopkins whose work is now on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum. this print was done is two stages, a print of yellow ochre textured to resemble cloth and then the grapes and leaves printed on top.
"Away, Away, Milky Way" is a monoprint with the stars in the background with swirls of starlight in the foreground. It fits the reading of the second Sunday of Lent in which God promises Abraham heirs too numerous to count. In the covenant with Abraham (Abram), God said, "Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your descendants be." That was a covenant, a promise that was staggering, but has come to pass.