Friday, October 28, 2011


This was from a photo that a dear friend gave me of her aunt or great aunt that I thought was  saucy and fun. I love the fact that photo was taken from behind and the pose says it all. And aren't we all shaped like one fruit or another?

Bump, mixed media 24"x24"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Studio Dog in Heaven

There is an empty space where my dear studio dog was. He had a long life for a big dog and was truely loved. Will miss his heartbeat under my work table.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Work in the Studio

This is my first 48" x 48" canvas that I have worked on and I am amazed by how much more paint it takes. Could it be because it is canvas versus my regular panel? I am having a good time but it is still taking getting a little used to moving this back and forth from my easel to table when I am painting real wet.

I have some round shapes and green shapes taped on to the canvas in order to do color, size and images checks before I commit to the next step. This is also one of those cases where the name is coming before the finished piece. I am thinking either holy water or soul searching for a title.

On the wall is more yet unfinished work. A commission came in so everything else is left for another day.

From Surface Treatment Workshop

Some techniques if not persued further look like just old grunge.
The pulled paper technique in Surface Treatment Workshop is really just a step to your finished piece not your finished piece as most of the techniques are. It is the layering of images and surface techniques that make a piece interesting.

The top example is what was done with the pulled paper/wet gel transfer technique and the second is what it could become when it is pushed further with drawings, collage and paint. I personally love that in and out of focus thing that is happening.