Friday, November 14, 2014

save the date

I am so pleased to announce that my illustrious son and personal graphics consultant has finished the layout for my 2015 Calendar!  The images are bigger this year and they are all from my 50|fifty series that I had completed this summer.  I chose 12 of my favorites!  Here's a peak at to the printers!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'm pretty certain they are not the only ones we should know...

...but it's a solid start! 

Joan Mitchell
(image borrowed from above web site)

And Speaking of Joan Mitchell, last Summer I read this impressive book by Patricia Albers on her life and work.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

demo and tandem painting

Every time I teach a class I bring a demo panel with me.  On it I can demonstrate each of the materials and techniques that we talk about in the class.  I never have a plan about what my subject matter is, I just start loading the panel with marks and colors.  Here is one panel (16x16) in three stages from  the beginning weeks of my mixed media workshop:

 ink, spray, gouache, stencil, soft pastel, charcoal

 all of the above + acrylic, flexible modeling paste, collaged printed imagery, scraping, heavy gloss medium

all of the above + cheesecloth and fabric, water soluble colored pencils, oil stick, oil pastel

Then a surprise hour long session of co-painting with one of the participants!  Here are details of the two pieces:

Friday, November 7, 2014

back to school

I'm leading a workshop in mixed media painting this fall.  Here is a glimpse of a few of the participants works in progress.   Each week I present the class with a different material or technique to try.  So far in the first four weeks we have explored materials including inks, gouache, water soluble pencils and crayons, acrylic paints and various mediums.  Collage materials have included photos,  printed imagery and fabrics.  The class is working both representationally and abstractly.   Its a nice way to spend a Tuesday Morning!

stay tuned for gold leaf, gel transfers and working larger!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

coastal waters

just a few images from home
patterns in the water and on the sand

and something i've been working on inside
kind of a jumble right now
the working theme is "unmoored"