Saturday, June 19, 2010
This is a new 12x12 piece that was the result of an experiment I attempted after reading about it in one of my art books. First, I covered the panel with pieces of printed paper, then covered it lightly with gesso. When that was dry, I added another layer of various colored papers and once again covered it with gesso. When that dried, I tore pieces of the paper off and sanded the papers until I liked the look of the piece. The rick rack was already on the panel as a part of a previous painting. It was a lot of fun to work on, but the dust from the sanding made a terrible mess in my studio and made me cough. For that reason, this will probably be a one of a kind painting. I do really like it though.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Be sure to check out the new Fraker/Scott Gallery during the First Thursday Art Walk in July. The owners Tracy Fraker and Lynn Scott will be showing their work, and Mike O'Day will be showing his whimsical sculptures. The gallery is located at 121 Prefontaine Pl. S. in Pioneer Square. I will be participating in the August show, so I hope you will come then as well. All of the Fraker/Scott friends are very excited about this new venture.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The reception at Art & Cultural Exchange in Astoria was last Saturday night. It was a lovely space and Julia Carter had done an impressive job of hanging my work with that of a local fiber artist by the name of Constance. They truly enhanced each other. There was a nice art walk crowd, and Astoria seems to be a very "arty" city. Thank you to Barbara Mallon for putting me together with Julia for this show.
Julia and her husband Matt started the Art & Cultural Exchange in Astoria to serve the art needs of disenfranchised adults and children of the area. They have workshops for foster children and seniors in nursing homes, as well as on site programs for prisoners. They also offer workshops for the general public.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I have a show coming up this month in Astoria at the Arts & Cultural Exchange. I plan to be there for the opening reception on Saturday, June 12. The images above are a couple of the pieces that will be included in the show. They are showing a sample of all the work I do.
Saturday was this year's wildly successful Artists Garage Sale. I just love this event and participate every year. I am so prolific that I cannot hope to sell all my paintings. I take those that have not sold, or that I have not painted over, and sell them for at least75% off and sometimes more. It just makes room for me to paint lots more paintings, and that is, after all, what it is all about. I am in it for the joy the process brings me. Over 50 paintings went to new homes this year. Then, at the end of the sale, I put some things on a free table, and they went home with some of the other participating artists. They were things that had been with me way to long.