Chicago here I come! Yes, I am excited. New art to see, new friends to meet and 5 days of working in the studio with other artists to share ideas and explore.
As a finale to the week there will be an exhibit based on present work, work completed during the 5 day period and an installation piece by the group.
We are having an opening while we are still in town and I invite all the followers, collectors and friends in the Chicago area to stop by that night or before the exhibit comes down.
Working in the Studio: A Collective Voice
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago,IL
July 23 - Aug 27, 2021
An opening on July 23 - 7:00-9:00PM Artists will be in attendance-
Please consider coming to visit.
Best to all,
Hitting all the big cities this month:
• Fun travels with family to Atlanta to The Van Gogh Immersion.
• Chicago to participate in a workshop with artists from around the country
• And last but not least my work in a show in New York!
Take care and enjoy your Summer.
Well the day came and the painting was finished. Hopefully I'll be able to show you what it looks like in its new home in NYC.
I have had the opportunity to paint special paintings for several clients this year. Here is the latest commission "Hidden Writings". I like to take this time to show you the path of my work. It is not always the same but this client wanted a certain rawness that needed a lot of under painting and the editing to hide and reveal the details. I will post several of in process paintings or details and the the final result.
The image on the left is the beginning rounds of color, sorry it was cropped. The painting on the right the edit is beginning.
These paintings are finished and in their new home. It was fun to paint and fun to see them finally hanging.
Some of my biggest challenges are worked out on the canvas. I may sketch out a composition before hand but the painting always seems to have a mind of it's own. Then the color! A client envisions one thing and I another.
This year the above "Construct" was in an exhibit at Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA. During the exhibit which was on line poets were invited to create poems about artwork in the exhibit. Poetry that is inspired by art is called Ekphrasis. Two poems were written about this sculpture/painting.
Patchwork Life by Vatsala Menon
Life as I know it, is a patchwork of highs and lows, rough and smooth
Held together with strands of Time
Sometimes strong, sometimes frail
And yet we strive to glue our lives
Into a mosaic of good and the bad
Strive to live our lives as best as we can.
Haiku 5 by Laurie McCarriar
choosing paper strips
constructing in rhythm
grids made and unmade
Sometimes during these unusual times we work on new ideas. I have been playing with paper for awhile but last week I did a couple of different things. Corrugated cardboard has been a new asset to my art tool box and a sander. I have missed power tools and working at home has given me some freedom to explore.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
Enter your name and email below for first notice of upcoming shows and workshops, and receive my gift to you: an e-booklet of my new book, Confluence, which you will receive just as soon as you press send:
Visit me on Social Media: