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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yellow Beets and Red Beets

Here are two art works from the same beginning. On the top is a diptych watercolor monotype of yellow beets with abstracted leaves and background. On the bottom is a quilt designed by tracing the shapes from the monotype and arranging them on cloth. Leaves were also traced and attached. The quilt layers were quilted and then embellished using gold foil and beads.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Brylan's Art Show

My paintings are on display at Brylans in Newtown. It is open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2p.m. for the rest of October 2010.
Stop by for a look and a coffee!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Italy Series

These two watercolor paintings were created from memory of a day in Venice. Each was painted by first laying down color and texture. From that background, the images were painted by using "negative" painting--painting with darker color to allow some shapes to stand out. Line was added later. The one above is "San Marco Memory" and the one below is "Ponte" which means bridge.

Seaside Images

These three paintings were done while on vacation on the South Carolina shore. They represent a new direction for me: acrylic abstract expressionism. They reflect the colors and textures of the shoreline including the water, waves, weeds, flowers and sand. The first painting is the largest and it is only about 9"x12". The other two are small: 5"x5." You will probably see more of this type of art from me as I find it exciting to paint.

Simple Monprints

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."

"Pears on Turquoise"

"Pears on Turquoise" is a small (8"x10") acrylic painting with a decidedly modern design and vibrant color choice. The pears were based on the backyard orchard yield but the colors were changed to give greater contrast.

Green Apples

"Green Apples" is an acrylic painting which is a new medium for me. It was painted using Golden Fluid Acrylics. The apples came from the back yard.

Beets Series

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.