Monday, March 30, 2009

8" square acrylic and collage on canvas. The cutie part in the title comes from the name of the tangerines. SOLD

Remember I blogged about Mary McCleary on Friday? She was wonderful! She showed slides of her incredible collage paintings and spoke unapologetically of how they generated from her Christianity. I am dying to see them in person now. It was validating to me that her use of a polka dot grid came from wanting to refer to the presence of God also. I love how she uses googly eyes. I was too in awe to go talk to her and cheaped out and didn't get the catalgue that was available for sale.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mary McCleary

I am so excited about hearing Mary McCleary at Hardin Simmons University here in Abilene tonight. She is an amazing collage artist with a top level reputation. Here is her website. The image above is called "Prodigal Son" and is 60" by 83"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Strange Delight original mixed media painting

This triptych is composed of three 6 inch cradled wood panel squares. I've used acrylic paint, prismacolor pencil, vintage Golden Book Encyclopedia pages, and wrapping paper.

I have a new exacto knife I'm really thrilled with that lets me cut narrow strips. It's perfect for what I've been wanting to do, saves me a lot of time. A Queen Ann's Lace flower skeleton in the middle with a prairie dodder weed image on the right. The title is taken from one of my favorite Laurie Anderson songs, "Strange Angels." SOLD

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Studio Shot

I was going to post a new work but waited to late in the day to take a good picture of it. Since I like to see other peoples studios so much, I thought I would share one of mine. There's even a flickr group devoted just to shots of studios here.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Luxury Problems mixed media painting

24" by 36" acrylic and collage on gallery wrapped canvas with 1 and 3/4" profile.

It may be hard to see, but there are some still life elements in here, under the layers. I used one of my abandoned paintings from several years ago as a beginning point.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Daisy At Two Weeks original still life painting

8" by 8" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

This is part of a Valentine's day bouquet from my husband. I finished painting the flower part just in time, yesterday. Today it drooped. SOLD