Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Rainy Day

This morning plans were all set to paint plein aire but lo and behold it was raining.  Again.  So, Sandy and I set up in the Summer Studio and worked there listening to Ottmar Liebert's flamenco guitar and the falling raindrops. 
We both worked on finishing paintings we had begun earlier and decided that the rain was a really blessing in disguise.  Here's the acrylic which I started way back in March, finished at last!

"Sap Buckets on Calendar Hill #2"
acrylic on canvas - 14" X 18"

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sydney Writer's Festival installation

During my stay in Sydney earlier this year I had the great fortune to join Sydney Book Arts Group (BAG).  What fun to spend a couple of hours each month sitting in a circle of interesting, creative artists whose passion is to make books!
While I was there the group decided to create an installation, a joyful piece called Life Cycle for the Sydney Writer's Festival 2013 (which took place in May).  743 pages from abandoned books were each individually made into a piece of art, then attached together and hung from a Hills Hoist clothesline, one that is found in backyards throughout Australia.

 I made a small contribution compared to the other artists as I had to return to Vermont.  But it was great fun to participate and then see the photos of the finished piece.  Wish I had been there to help put it all together!