Saturday, August 30, 2014

Watcher, Summer and More to Come

Encaustic mixed media on birch 6x6
Been painting some, but not enough.  Seems like summer is getting in the way - but I really don't mind.  There are many studio days coming my way as the season winds down. 
I just uploaded a bunch of new works into my gallery.  I hope you go have a browse. 

And just for fun - for those of you who are interested - Flora Bowley is offering Bloom True Boot Camp for the month of September - Here

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Art Inspiration Today - Masks by Junior Fritz Jacquet

I found these on sifter today - I thought they were pretty amazing.  Now, I'll think twice about tossing the old rolls in the bin :) 
Here's the story:

French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has been fascinated by paper since a young age. Inspired by the traditional art of origami, Jacquet explores and experiments with folding and crumpling techniques, developing an innovative style all his own.
In a series entitled Masks, Jacquet squishes and crumples 40 different toilet paper rolls into unique and expressive faces which are then coated with shellac and various pigments. In addition to the masks below, you can find more on his website and Facebook page.


toilet paper roll faces by junior fritz jacquet (9)
Photograph by Matthieu Gauchet


toilet paper roll faces by junior fritz jacquet (8)
Photograph by Matthieu Gauchet




Monday, June 30, 2014

JUNE: 630

June - Swim 630
encaustic mixed media on birch 8x10
 Swim - yes we do, in June.
Thank you for joining me with a painting a day in June.  Below is the entire month of June.  It was a project of epic proportions for me - my first installment work.  Each panel is for sale individually.  When the painting was first viewed - it was like a full beautifully decorated cake that was uncut.  No one wanted to be the first to take a piece.  It was a bit disappointing for me - but the part that I did not expect, nor anticipate is the amount of joy that it brought to me as I watched people stand in front of the painting - pondering each panel, each day and talking amongst themselves about things and memories that it prompted in them.  Discussions of riding in the "way back" in a station wagon on a road trip, gramma's cherry pie, June brides, Father's Day and all other things in between.  It was magical for me. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

JUNE: 629

June - All Things Random Come Together 629
encaustic mixed media on birch 8x10
I love painting chickens.  And, well... this panel was the one that was the closest to me at all times while working on all 30 panels on my work table.  It was closest to the palette and it seemed like all the cut outs and all the random things would rest on this panel while waiting to find inspiration and a place.   Some of these random bits - they just became permanent after a while. 
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