Saturday, October 20, 2012

Drawing idea

I just had an idea to draw on mylar - placing the mylar over a collage.  

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wildflower studies

 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.

Wild Basil

Field Daisies

 Bladder Campion
 Dame Rocket
Self Heal
Wild Geraniums

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Work in Progress

I guess,  my interest in botanicals is partly seasonal.  Here are three in cut paper -  in the method I share with Mrs. Delany.  I don't know what I will do next.  Will they be on black paper?  Will there be other collaged elements? 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Website updated

Just made some updates to my website.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Work

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

New Work

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

Just Fooling Around in the Studio

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.