Friday, September 24, 2010

"Zydeco" Hand Painted Reduction Linocut

These are reduction linocuts, painted with watercolor and gesso. There are 7 in this series.

"Dancer II" Hand Painted Linocuts

These are reduction linocuts which I then painted with watercolor and gesso to achieved the desired effects. In reduction linocuts, the linoleum block gets cut away each time a new color of ink is used, so at the end of the process the linoleum block is destroyed. For this series, there are 10 prints. The image is 5" x 7".

"Breeze" I, II, and III

These are collographs with pencil, watercolor, and gesso. The image is 8" x 10". In a collograph, a collage is created using textural elements and by cutting away layers of the base, in this case illustration board. Glue, gesso, gel medium, threads, and relief techniques were all used to create the basic plate. After sealing the plate with gel medium, I then inked the plate in various ways for each printing, using dampened Canson acid free 98 lb. paper for the print.

Monday, August 23, 2010

3 New Paintings

From top to bottom: "Shifting Light", "Mississippi Sunset", "Mississippi Summer II" , all are acrylic on canvas, and all are 48" by 36".

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Now Playing at the Mockingbird

These paintings and more will be on view at the Mockingbird Cafe starting the second Saturday in August. I will be exhibiting with my dear friend, Kat Fitzpatrick, and other artists. To see Kat's beautiful encaustics, go here:

The Mockingbird Cafe is in Bay St. Louis, MS, and is full of small-town, old-fashioned charm, while at the same time celebrating and supporting local visual and musical artists. Come spend some time listening to music, visiting with the locals, and be sure to sample the yummy Mockingburger.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Swing Dancer

Based on a series of sketches I have made of swing dancing, inspired by my son's love of jazz. This is a large mixed media painting, 48" x 60". Thread, muslin, gesso, matte medium, and ink, on primed, stretched canvas.

Mixing it up

More experimental pieces, using thread, hand-dyed muslin, matte medium, ink, and gesso. These are small, 8 x 10 and 11 x 14.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Four more thread drawings

Continuing the thread drawing series, these are all 8" x 10" and mounted on stretched canvas using matte medium. I have added gesso to the one at the top, "Sleep". Don't think I will use it for any of the others, but am planning on making a large piece this weekend, 48" x 60" and may incorporate gesso on that one. We'll see. Hope you enjoy these little experiments, hopefully I'll be back next week to post a pic of the larger one, if it is successful.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mississippi Summer (thread drawing)

The last thread drawing of the day. Maybe. This one was a good bit larger, 18" x 24" and my back is killing me! I think I need a better chair at my sewing desk. Thanks for all the kind comments on the original thread drawing post.

Drawing with Thread

These are small pieces, none over 10" in any direction. Machine embroidery on muslin, mounted on gesso board with matte medium. Green one has an overlay of silk organza, also attached with matte medium. I like the effect of the loose threads, a foil to the precise lines of the drawing.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back to Quilting...

Here are some quilts I have finished recently. The first one is based on the "Storylisteners" sketches here on my blog, from last year's Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. It is 48" x 48". I will be working on more quilted pieces based on the remaining sketches. The other one is "Blue Glasses", 50"x40", based on a drawing in one of my sketchbooks from the 80's.