Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

TAKING A BREAK FROM THE COLOR . . .

More small images from my sketchbook. After the color explosions of the mosaics, I enjoy doodling these (while waiting for paint to dry).

Saturday, November 26, 2011

CAN MOSAICS BE AN OBSESSION?

I think the answer must be yes. As I was putting this one together, it began to take on the many beautiful colors of a New Mexico sunset. It measures 9" X 15". If you click on the image, and look at the 1-inch square pieces, you can see that many of them become tiny individual pieces of abstract art, complete in themselves. I have titled this piece "New Mexico". I hope you like it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"HOTSPOTS" - stitched painting diptych

Each piece measures 12" X 23" Each piece is gallery wrap framed with a pumice gel finish on the frames.

"AERIAL VIEW" - stitched painting tetratych

Each piece measures 11" X 14". Each piece has a 2 inch gallery wrap frame and the edges are finished off with a pumice gel.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

THE BLUE PATH . . .

A study in color movement through painted and stitched fabric. 10" X 10"

Friday, November 18, 2011

IL VINO ROSSO . ..

Measures 10" X 10 ". Stitched painting of a small study in color movement.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SOME OF THE CREATIONS FROM MY WORKSHOP . . .

" In A Galaxy Far Far Away" - painted and stitched fabric, 15 X 23

"Hot spots" - painted and stitched fabric. Diptych, each piece measuring 11X 23.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY ART WORKSHOP !!

What a wonderful adventure I just had. I don't even know where to start to tell you all about it! Let's start with the accomodations. The workshop was held at the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn in Greenville NY. You can read more about it at http://www.greenvillearms.com/. This is my room. Very small, very comfortable and quite Victorian in all ways. How many different rose patterns could you really assemble in one room? The answer is "many"! There is no phone, no television and no internet connection. There is a very comfortable small sofa with big comfy pillows, perfect for reading or knitting. I did both on those evenings I was too tired to return to the studio. On the wall in my bathroom was a Currier and Ives print of "Rip Van Winkle's Cottage in the Catskills". That should give you an idea where I was in NY. This is the front of the Inn and my room was in the back building, the Carriage House. The Carriage House is also where the work studio was so it was really convenient. This is the Carriage House and the studio is a very large room you can see through the large windows in the front ( that used to be the carrige entrance ). The lights were on and students were often working well into the night throughout the week. To access the Carriage House from the main building you walked across a small bridge spanning a running stream that still showed evidence of a recent snow storm there.
This is a photograph of the front parlor where we got together every evening at 6pm for wine. A warm and cozy space indeed.
This photograph shows one of the 2 small dining rooms where we had breakfast and dinner each day. I love the wood archways!
And now you will see some photographs of the artworks I created during the week. Most of these are just shots of work in progress but I promise I will post them again after they are framed and ready to be seen.
I wish the week had gone more slowly as I was totally engrossed in my art, to the exclusion of all other activities. It was fabulous! And yes, there will be another one in my future. I have learned a new fiber art form that has me excited and I plan to create a meaningful body of work over the winter. You will take this trip with me so I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011