Thursday, June 28, 2012

thursday June 28, 2012 Miniatures and More 2012






My work as been accepted into Miniatures and more 2012.  I thought I was entering the "more" part, but told it was the "miniature" part.  I wasn't sure I could accomplish this work in miniature.  They are 12"x12".  The show is at the Albuquerque Museum October 19 to December 9, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I wanted to do more so I could choose the three to enter.  Now I would like to ask you to help me choose.  Let's just call these #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5.  They are qouache on paper.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Color National Juried Art Show NYC July 28 -- Aug 19, 2012

Still Life #17

                                                                                                 Still Life #73

Still Life #81

There is an old saying in art, "Red, Yellow and Blue will do."  These works will be in the COLOR Exhibition, NYC Jul 28 --Aug 19, 2012.  The gallery is an 8000 square foot Civit War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront.  With its trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques and billion dollar view of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, it's an exciting to visit and exhibition.  Juror, BrookeKamin Rapaport, former curator in Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and guest curator at NY's Jewish Museum.  BWAC at 499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn.

If you are in NY hope you will see this show.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday June 26, 2012 Fragments III

Fragents III 22"x22"  gouache on watercolor paper

It has been a year, that I have been working on the new Still Life Series.  It seems time I look at something else.  I decided to look again at the Fragments II series.  And asked myself why did I stop doing that series, and then I remembered a dealer asked me to do "still life", and this began the journey to find a different image for still life, a contemporary way to look at still life.  I looked again at what I was doing.  Creating collage, and using that as the source for painting, pushing the idea of what a collage is and how we might use it.  I decided I wasn't really through with this idea, and this new series will be called Fragments III.  I want to call attention to the idea that our lives are made of fragments, parts and pieces, this includes thought and memory.  We don't remember things as a whole, but as parts, and sometimes these parts get mixed up with other parts and this makes up our lives.  As a woman it seems traditional that we attempt to make a "whole" out of many parts, we see this in quilts. 

So now I begin a new journey, Fragments III.  I have no idea where it will take me.  I know I will visit many places I have never been.  Will meet new challanges.  I am excited about the new ideas that will appear as I work on this new series. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Still Life #80  12"x12"  gouache on oriental paper

I have been invited to show work in the Miniatures and More exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum.  The maximum size is 324 square inches including frame.  I didn't know if I could accomplish my new work in this size limitation?  After all we are always in love with the current project we are working on, and of course I wanted to show my new still life.  Well I did it, here it is!  I am very excited, and will do more in this smaller size.  Size is important to our work.  And I am planning a project of a piece that will be 24"x36".  It will be oil on panel.  The panel I ordered from Danial Smith, this will allow the graduation to be longer and maybe very interesting?  I have one more project before I can begin the painting in oil. 

A Small Stone
The morning is quiet
One bird sings
All else is sleeping