Thursday, December 6, 2012

Upcycle!



Here are a couple of examples of my new works.  I have recycled (upcycled) my Mixed Media Monotypes from the past few years.  I love cutting smaller, sweet sections out of them and  adding elements which I burn in with wax to create intimate expressions.  Interesting how they all seem to go together!  Here are a couple of samples.  They will be for sale at my HOLIDAY SALE this weekend, Sat, Dec 8 and Sun, Dec 9. See previous posting.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Art Sale


There seem to be so many arts and crafts sales going on this time of year. Ceramic artists, glass blowers, painters and others come forth with their wares.  I am happy to say that I will be a part of a sale that will be set apart from the others.  It will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 from noon to 5 pm each day on the main floor of my Studio Building, BallardWorks in Ballard.

It is sure to  be a delight to the senses with the colorful textures of wool and felted items by Leah, the glistening curves of earrings and pendants by Denise, the sophisticatedly sweet repurposed sweaters for kids and adults by Gail, and the visual pleasures of papercraft and sewn items by Maude.

Stephen will be including his vibrant abstract paintings both large and small.  My work will include new small tactile encaustic paintings that I am really excited about!  By cutting up some of my old prints (monotypes) and mounting them onto board, incorporating collage and other elements and put a coat of beeswax on them I have given them a new life.  I will also be including some new small landscapes and even a few lampshades!  I would love for as many as can to come out and attend!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Original Monotypes for Sale

Hi Friends,

I have several monotypes on paper that I am selling at very reasonable prices.  If any of you knows of someone who loves botanical imagery and is interested in starting their art collection please pass along the information. I'll post my small works first and later my larger ones. These guys are 6"x6" and 6"x9" or so.

Three Blossoms, Monotype Collage, 6"x6" 
Swinging PInk, Monotype Collage, 6"x6"

Rosebud, Monotype Collage, 6"x6"

Nestled Together, Monotype Collage, 8"x8"


A Pair, Monotype Collage, 8"x8"


Green Pears, Monotype Collage, 8"x8"


Bird and Berries, Clay Print Collage, 6"x9"


Blooming Pint, Monotype Collage, 6"x9"

White Carnation Collage, Monotype Type, 9"x6"

Pomegranate Sketch, Monotype, 9"x6"

Monday, September 10, 2012

More Townscapes


Here are a few more Townscapes








New Townscapes

I haven't made a post for some time since I have been very busy paintings. Here is a selection of paintings that are part of my show at Museo in Langley, Whidbey Island.  The show opened September 8 and hangs through the end of of the month.










Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Snow Day



Finally getting around to posting these watercolor I made during our big snow in January!


Blue Paintings




Strong light, limited palette, urban density inspired.

Mexico Journal

I recently spent two week in Sunny San Miguel de Allende where I filled up with my sketchbook with watercolor and ink paintings of it's beautiful architecture! Here is a sampling.






Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lighthouses & Other Structures in Port Townsend













I recently had a show at Sweet Laurette in Port Townsend in which I debuted my paintings from my Centrum Residency at Fort Worden. It was very successful as I sold many of my works! Looking forward to showing more of my landscapes in Ballard and will keep you posted where and then that will happen..........

New Landscape Paintings









I have been busy painting acrylic landscapes and continue to concentrate on my limited color palette, shapes and unification of objects; Street scenes mostly of my own neighborhood still captivate me as I want to make the ordinary a thing of beauty. I seem to be moving from the panoramic format to the square.