Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Going Bananas!

This was a good drawing to do today since Ernie was driving me bananas! I do love you Ernie, but you can be quite a pain in the neck sometimes.

The image is 6"x4" gouache on collaged panel. Told you, I am loving the gouache.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tiny Pieces

Yesterday was a very productive day at the studio. I put all my anxieties aside and just created. I worked on some sketches of Ernie, and one of my face (being an artist makes you quite vain in a way, because the best and easiest model you have is yourself in the mirror)...

I also made two tiny pieces...Spray Bottle is 3x5" on a piece of board that has been collaged and sanded. The image is watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink.

Screen Filler is about 5.5" square on a piece of wood. It's done in ink and gouache. Yes, I just rediscovered my water based paints and I am loving them.

I think I am going to start working on a series of containers. I seem to have this obsession. I don't know why.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Building a Home...Part II

I wrote last week about the Home project I am working on. It is flat and needs something added to it. I am thinking of adding some more graphics to it...Not sure if this is the answer. I think I will need to sit on it for a while.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Bathing Suit Project: A huge favor...

This message is for all my fellow female readers (but male readers can help by passing this along to female friends):

It's been a year and two days since I last visited The Bathing Suit Project and it's really something I would like to continue on with. But I need your help! I have nearly exhausted the images of everyday people in bathing suits...This is where I need you. I know, it is a HUGE request of something that can be very personal -- but I promise I will include my own recent pictures -- in which I am not feeling my best at all...!

Pictures can be old or new, as long as they are full length of you in a bathing suit or even just your underwear. Send more than one if you have it! Please be sure to include your height as well.

Images will be used for silhouetting purposes ONLY and your name will never be matched to the project.

Here is a link to the silhouettes I have so far, just so you can see just how unrecognizable you will be!

Thank you so much for your continuing support. If you choose not to send a picture, I will not hold this against you in any way. I am just trying to use my resources as much as possible!

Thank you thank you thank you!


Please send this to friends (and have them sign up for my mailing list as well!)

Building a Home

So here is a piece I am working on for a show called Home. It's a reminiscence of my childhood -- specifically the afternoons when I was home from kindergarten...I'd be playing on the floor, and some cheesy eighties song would come on (it was 1985, after all) and I'd begin to miss Dad, who was still at work.

It's a tryptich, so all of the pieces would be hung as shown, each framed separately. In this case, I think the frame is just as important, and I am going to find a frame in a dark wood stain, just like the furniture at my parent's house. For reference, the record player image is 13x13" square

Something is missing. As much depth as I was going for in the piece -- collaged layers make the base, and line drawings overlap with color halftones, it still seems flat and boring to me. I am thinking of adding words or something, but I have yet to decide.