Monday, March 30, 2009

Blogger writes about my work

I am excited to announce that my work is featured on the blog - potatobanana76: Art Diary by Carla Hernandez. While you are there be sure to scroll down and see her painting: "The House Where Rabbit Slept." I like her work. Check it out!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Little People

I am currently working on this piece which I think will be titled "Dutch Bride and Groom" (I can't remember which artist's work I am working from.) It's for the veil series. There will be the bride (without face) and groom, but instead of putting St. Eligius in the foreground, I put the convex mirror that was in the foreground of the source painting. Here is this small part of the collage. You see two people looking into the shop window and the houses behind them. This is the actual size of the work.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting Started

I have been trying to start this blog for a while. Weeks probably. I just wasn't sure what the purpose of my blog would be. Afterall, I have a website So, I already have a place on the internet to show my work.

I have decided to use this place to show new and more experimental work. Work that may never get shown anywhere else. And, I am planning to talk about my studio practice. Right now I am kind of in the middle of working at home and in our Brooklyn studio. I think I am leaning more towards the Brooklyn studio presently. I think I get more work done there. There are far fewer distractions.

I recently came across these Artist Trading Cards at the art supply store. They come in different kinds of paper. I bought them in watercolor paper. They are 3.5 x 2.5 inches. You could just make your own by cutting the paper to that size.

Top left: "Girl [after Modersohn-Becker]. Top right: "For the Love of Pattern [after Klimt]. Bottom right: "Virgin and Child with Pear [after Durer]. Actually, I'm not entirely sure if it is after Durer or Martini. I will look that up and post that information later. These are all made of painted paper collage: gouache on paper with gold leaf.