Thursday, August 26, 2010

art auction piece

I just finished my piece for an art auction happening at the Art Is...East Coast Art Retreat in October.  The auction will benefit the Little Baby Face Foundation.   It is titled  Poppy Pods.  It is my signature style, woodburning, bold saturated color and layers upon layers of paint, tissue paper, prints, gold leaf, colored pencil and india ink. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

my BIG bird painting...finally finished

Literally, a BIG bird painting, it is 24"wx48"h.  I started this painting well over a year ago and somewhere along the way lost my muse.  Luckily, I found it again and completed this piece...Assimilation.  At first, this piece was titled "one of these things is not like the other".  After getting back to it, I felt it was more about fitting in, getting along, assimilating to be like everyone else, buckling to peer pressure.

once again, layer upon layer of color and texture.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

i'm juiced!

I am hoping to participate in an art show this October, called "Juiced".  It is a theme based show...the color orange.  While orange is NOT one of my favorite colors, I took on the challenge and became inspired.  I made two pieces for consideration.
1. "stella maris a l'orange"
this is my typical style...woodburning, tissue paper, layers upon layers of paint and glazes and lots of texture!

2. "static kill"

this one is a little different for me.  it is more abstract.  in response to the BP oil spill....the fish and seaweed are deteriorating as the oil gook is all around.  made with tons of layers, the fish and seaweed were printed using hand carved stamps.  The oil gook is pouring medium which i mixed w/shades of orange and bronze.  it doesn't show in the photograph, but it actually shimmers a bit.

detail of deteriorating fish