I just had an idea to draw on mylar - placing the mylar over a collage.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I have been up at the Catskills renting a house with Richard and some friends. These are some of the studies I have begun of the local wildflowers. They are in an 11 x 14 inch sketchbook. I thought that would be best - for speed and safety.
It is not an easy thing to do - make a painted paper collage of a flower. The flower is much more life than still. It may be blooming or the petals could be falling off. Some flowers open only in the afternoons - other for just one day. They really are constantly moving - if only to get more sunshine.
A lucky thing happened in that the woman living a couple of houses by is a master gardener. She has been helping me with my identifications. I had my wild basil misidentified as motherwort.
There are about 23 of these pages thus far. I do not consider them complete or resolved - finished. But, I am enjoying doing them.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I know it's been a long time since I posted any new work. I have been traveling a bit and so work is slow in coming. Here are two newly completed works. Above: another in the cookbook and teacup series and below: a bleeding heart flower in the mode of Mrs. Delany. I will be doing more with that. Not sure what yet. But, won't leave it as is; it is too close to Mrs. D's work.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I have long been interested in the domestic. And, with that the feminine. I feel the teacup speaks to that. Here I added a couple of vintage cook books. The top/plaid one belonged to my great aunt Isabel (not that she was a very good baker. In fact I don't remember her ever baking.) :-)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Since our trip to Italy over the Christmas break, I have been a little 'stuck' in the studio. I guess that is understandable after seeing all of that beautiful artwork. It was amazing and overwhelming. This is a collage of a tulip tree blossom that has been sitting around the studio for quite a while. I stuck LBJ on a blue bird on the stem of the leaf. I have been playing with images of birds with collograph prints of LBJ.