Thursday, June 20, 2013
La Posada is a delightfully exquisite art hotel with a fabulous history and a ghost. Plus it has wonderful tall walls. This piece is 48" x 36" so that height really was great. Most of my work is in the library which is across from the bar. Hmm, what does that say about the people that see my work?
If you come to Santa Fe please stop by La Posada and see all the art. Every friday the art curator, Sara Eyestone, gives a tour of the kitchen and the art collection.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
My dear friend and assemblage artist. Pat Chapman, has been in town so it has been party time. Saturday night I threw an artists dinner for her with Max Lehman (ceramic sculptor), Linda Ellis (recycled object jewelry), Laura Stanziola (artist plus she sells ephemera for artists as the Uncanny Artist) were there plus a few more people. It was a feast with a chicken, chorizo, shrimp couscous plus spanakopita and mojitos. Odd as it is, I can't seem to cook unless it is Moroccan. Maybe it is a past life kind of thing.
Posted by Darlene Olivia McElroy at 6:44 AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
What I liked about the old piece was the divisions and the fan shapes. What I already like about the new one is the contrast and the gold leaf. I will post images of the painting as it progresses.
Monday, June 3, 2013
This image shows three of the techniques in the class: citrasolv transfers, gel transfers and stamping.
In addition I rediscovered how much fun it was to work small (it requires less thinking than a large piece), to feel like I accomplished alot and it freed me up when I went back to working on my big pieces.