Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rainy Day Rose

This is a real departure for me.  I'm in the process of practicing painting roses and today I decided to loosen up and speed- paint in acrylics. This is a 16x20 inch acrylic on canvas.  As you see, I am still obsessed with flowers.

 I would love to see if I can create some of this texture in water-mixable oils.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Loving Joss Paper

It's been a long time since blogging but I have been working away.  I'm really into joss paper at the moment, enjoying its texture and colors.  These two books are currently being exhibited until September 7 in the Unbound Vol. III exhibition in Woodstock.

Experimentation has led me to tearing and dipping the paper into beeswax to get a wonderful texture and different quality of color.  These pieces illustrate some different ways of assembling the pieces:

This piece, titled Fields of Gold, is part of the Pompanoosuc Mills exhibition in Thetford, VT that opens tomorrow night.