Monday, March 1, 2010

New Work and Chit Chat

It's March 1 and Spring is just around the corner. I am so ready to see some sunshine! But on to more important things.......ART! I find I spend almost all my time when not at my day job down in the studio. I have been experimenting with some image transfers these past few days. I have only used one so far in a piece. Let me know what you think.

This is a 24 x 30 x 1 1/2, mixed media on canvas. The transfer image doesn't show up really well but I think you can tell where it is. I think it is pretty cool and will be working with more image transfers. This transfer was done with clear packing tape. I will be experimenting with transfers using a variety of things, including clear gesso, clear caulk, some transparency film, etc. I will post something about how each of these different techniques worked for me and how to do them.

A couple of other pieces have been hanging around the studio for quite a while and they finally told me what they needed to be finished.
This is another 30 x 24 x 1 1/2, mixed media on canvas. And the last one I finished up this weekend.

Also, 30 x 24 x 1 1/2, mixed media on canvas. I'm really happy with the way these turned out. This one is hanging in my entry way to my house right now....:)

On another note, I just realized that all the people I'm following (about 190) cannot see my blog if they click on me on their following page. I guess I have to go through every one i'm following one by one and re-set my profile to my Blogger profile. What a pain that is going to be. I was working on some of them and kept getting an error message. ??? I'll get them done slowly but surely.

Well off for now. Until next time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Latest Creations

This isn't the best picture, taken from my phone, but you can get an idea of what my latest endeavor has been. There is a show coming up through Couchfire Collective being held at the Ohio Art League called "Touchy Feely". What better use for these old used glove molds that I had sitting around! My son said they looked like gypsy hands and I think I may go with that for a title for the collection. "Gypsy Hands" -- I like it.

I really enjoyed making these. The only thing left to do is attach a wood base to the bottom to give them some stability and I think they are ready for delivery next Saturday. It's a three day show and hopefully the weather clears up and the roads get cleared so that people can get there!

That's all for today. And be careful out there for those of you in the winter storm areas!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Who Am I?

Well, this is my first blog post and sometimes I feel like I'm way behind the times. I'm not the best writer but I'm doing this because I follow a lot of blogs and enjoy connecting with people and watching as they create their art and I hope you will enjoy following my artistic life as well. I am a visual artist creating contemporary modern abstract acrylic paintings and also some mixed media and collage work.

My plan as I go along is to post some step by step posts of my creative process, some posts about my studio, my dog, Gizmo, some techniques I have learned and some other fun day to day stuff. I really am looking forward to making some new friends with this blogging format. I hope you enjoy following me!

Above are some pictures of some recent work. Please feel free to comment!!!