Friday, April 30, 2010

Orange Art Cloth

Got my piece done for the Art Cloth Network's 2010 challenge: Very different from my usual work. A bit Asian, yes??? It's 80" long which is why it's all over the ground. No other place to photograph it till it's properly hung in the gallery!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fun with Mixed Media

Just enjoying the hell out of my alternative media class with Jill Keifer at Palos Verdes Art Center. These are Day 3's results. I'm working with crackle paste which I never mastered last year when I did a zillion experiments trying to get great crackle, plus rusting and gold leafing. The white piece is various wall and ceiling textures on cotton treated with porcelain slip. The goal is to eventually use these techniques with textiles (besides the obvious - canvas! Soooo old school).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Painted Aluminum

Turns out I hadn't posted that bit of painted aluminum last week after Jill's class, so here it is.

Monday Class

Once again I met with Jill Keifer at Palos Verdes Art Center and found her class on alternative painting media fun and useful. Last week I posted a painting on aluminum sheeting. This week I finished a collage of interesting papers and metal paints held on with Modge Podge while above it floats a sea of rust. This rust business will definitely find its way into my textiles!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spent the WHOLE day, yes, the entire day, sending out pix and docs about my work for potential exhibitions. This is the less fun part as MAKING is, of course, what it's mostly about. But it's important to me to get it seen, and days like this always pay off. Here's a piece that hasn't been seen yet; I call it DeconRecon as it is comprised of several pieces of fabric I deconstructed screen printed and then pieced together.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A couple of unexpected views of Big Sur. Plus plenty of time to sketch and cogitate (and eat and drink well at Ventana and the Bakery!!!), see art and even buy books!