|"A Calculated Risk"|
mixed media on paper
This is the second in a series of new abstract collages where I am trying to work larger.
Another goal is to avoid using collage images of recognizable things such as people, faces, clothing, trees, etc.
Although I did include a drawing of a rock in the first piece of this series.
I just liked that drawing which was done with craypas. The use of that media allowed or led to using more crayons in the rest of the work...something I like and haven't done in a number of years.
I realize that the geometry of the pieces tends to suggest concrete realities, but that is totally accidental. For example, this piece seems to reference, at least for me, buildings or architecture, which is fine. But I did not set out to make a cityscape or a piece with houses or buildings. That is a by product of my intuitive process.
In titling the piece I also refrained from referencing the architectural nature of the work.
The title is about my process.
You can see this work on my new website in the Mixed Media on Paper and Canvas gallery.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Susan McClelland and I installed our show at Lorain County Community College on Tuesday.
We made a little video of the install. Bear with us. It is our first video which we made on my iPad then edited with iMovie. Making and editing it was kind of fun. Figuring how to upload it to various places was a bit more challenging.
The reception for the show is tonight, (Friday Feb 26) from 4:30-7:30.
Stocker Art Center Lorain Community College 1005 N. Abbe Road Elyria OH
The show runs through March 23, 2016.
To see the full effect of all of the pieces I guess you will have to stop by!
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
4.7 x 6.3"
mixed media collage
I finally succumbed and joined Twitter. I guess I just didn't have enough to do with Facebook, Etsy, blogging, and oh yeah, making art. But people (young people) and the guy from the marketing workshop I took all said that social media is the way to go and Twitter is an important part of that. So now I tweet. What next? Instagram? Probably.
So as I was going through the Twitter site trying to see how this whole thing works I came upon the Twitter Art Exhibit. The project asks artists to donate a handmade postcard of a specific size that will be sold with the money going to Foster's Pride, an organization that helps young women in foster care create and market a line of unique goods.
This is right up my alley.. artwork, postcard size, donation to a good cause, with the added bonus of connecting with new people from all over the world.
Check it out. Deadline for entries is in the middle of March. www.twitterartexhibit.org
Now I got go...I need to tweet this blog!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
|Order / Disorder|
Mono Print on Paper
11 x 17"
Monday, February 8, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
I took a mono printing workshop last Saturday. Part 2 of the workshop is this Saturday.
I forgot how much I love this process.
I had so much fun.
The class was taught by Lisa Schonberg at Zygote Press in Cleveland. http://zygotepress.com
She is a great instructor and the facility is wonderful to work in.
I made three prints all from the same plate. This is the first iteration.
I was so excited that I came home and unearthed my press and spent this week making a space in which to do more mono printing.
Got to go...I have lots of ideas.
Monday, February 1, 2016
|Clare Murray Adams' Drawing|