Saturday, April 23, 2011

Walking through the garden

Crazy texture and gorgeous color!!
The other day I spotted the beginning of my last year's favorite plant (every year I gravitate to one that I am especially inspired by - last year it was this: a so very large-leafed plant that is of the rhubarb family).

The beginning of the stalks and leaves have started to emerge from the spring earth in their crinkle-like way. I love the depth found in their characteristics - don't you?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New studio underway!

the right wall, showing the doorway to the other side
Track lighting and paint will give this old space a new look filled with possibilities!

the opposite side --- aren't these great walls??
Brick and cement aren't always the easiest to hang artwork from. But how could I resist such character?? I love the texture of the old brick and how it is inset into the wall. The cement pillars complete the look with their three-dimensionality. What fun!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oh! I have an idea....

Don't you love it when you say yes to something even though you don't know at the time what you'll do with it? This was the case on the chair you see to the left. My dear friend and fellow artist, Patty Carmody-Smith, picked it up along side the road with me in mind. Granted I was taken with it's wooden curves, but I really didn't know what I would do with it, much less than when I would do something with it.....

I can hardly wait to show you! I'll just say it involves red, black and white. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm in love....

I made it to the MAEP gallery at the MIA yesterday to see Margaret Wall-Romana's oil paintings (closes on Sunday, April 3rd). I walked into the room with an oh! and an ah! and I'm so glad I made the time to stop! I loved the scale, the range of abstract to realistic representation, the depth created by the so very many layers and the application of paint, from soft blending of color to thick impasto, the lack of detail and the amount of detail.... All to be found in one piece! I was transported to another world - one that I liked considerably - and one I that I hope to not forget.....