Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just playing

I haven't done any wood blocks in awhile, so I started 5 simultaneously using a couple out-of-the-box ground colors for me. Usually, I've got the vivid blues, reds and magentas going on, but this week I wanted to create some moody pieces that have more subtle undercoats of colors. I found some pressed rose petals in a heavy book that I forgot about, and I was experimenting with stamps and abstract shapes. I like how the petals kind of look like wings. Any thoughts for titles? I'm drawing a blank for some reason!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Tiny works (4"x6") studying negative space, minimalist composition and a little whimsy, of course.

Friday, September 10, 2010

a little study

Just doing some 4" x 6" quick studies using cut paper and watercolor. I'll be starting a "woodland dreams" series based on a painting a did awhile back with the same name. These little pieces will use simple compositions while investigating some color theories and will also act as prelimaries to some larger works.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Museum School Mission Statement Project

In the past few weeks, I've been busy finding and organizing artists to participate in a community art project for The Museum School. Katherine Kelbaugh, the principal, had the idea to have artists come up with creative interpretations of The Museum School's mission statement. The vision is to have an original work of art that would hang in each classroom. There are a total of 7 classrooms at the school and the artists that have agreed to participate range in style from polymer clay artisans, photographers to mixed media artists. The deadline is October 5, just before The Museum School's first exhibition night on October 7.
I've created a series of 3 mixed media works on canvas that basically illustrate the words in a whimsical style (of course!) It's going to be really exciting to see all the artist's final pieces. I let them have free reign in that I didn't require to see sketches or see anything in progress.

One of the photographers, Sara Speert, will be documenting the progress of her piece, so check it out and see her journey!
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