Monday, August 30, 2010

To slack or not to slack

I am working on 6 large paintings but none are far enough to show you yet so even though it seems like I have been slacking - not! Nancy Reyner's new book, Acrylic Innovation, just came out and I have several pieces in it. Good to get press. I just saw the cover of my next book, Surface Treatment Workshop, and it looks real nice. Unfortunately, we were told that we can't unveil it just yet.

This piece was a demo for class. It started with a monoprint, a printed organza collage and then a little Crazy Easy Transfer Paint technique.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Here Comes the Judge

I had the privilege of being one of the judges for Hispanic Arts at the New Mexico State Fair. It was quite the experience and the thought processes were very interesting. Some categories were crowded while others only had 3 entries. It was split fairly evenly between traditional and contemporary art forms. Though most of the judges (myself included) lean towards contemporary, we selected an exquisite traditional Hispanic straw and tar applique for Best of Show.

Monday, August 2, 2010

For the Love of Rust

I have spent all weekend rusting everything for a recycled show I will be in September. I am creating a grid of six images. Several done, more to come. I stenciled on the metal bases before rusting. Love the wild colors that start appearing as the rusting agent did it's magic.

These are 12"x12" with found objects - Bird in Hand, Diva