Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
i have not had much time to do art since school started but i have been working in my sketchbook....my beloved sketchbook. here are a few sleeping souls on board american airlines....in a way i feel like i am intruding in their lives....i just can not help myself. i have to work very quickly ...you never know when turbulence is going to hit and your model moves!!!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
well....it is that time of the years....donate, donate, donate.....between the charities i am not sure if i give more away or sell more....i guess either way they are going to a new home. this piece was made for women for texas a & m....i am supposed to go to some fancy shindig on saturday...they will action these two pieces as a pair. i am not totally thrilled by them but accept them!!!!
i guess we will see how they do on monday.
i plan on working this week so hopefully i will have something new to post soon....i promise no rat skulls.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
my first emailed pieces. as you read i am trying to locate work that i have sold in the past. this was a piece that i sold about 3 years ago. it was my first piece with the dressform. it is much larger than the other....oh about 4 feet on masonite. it hung in a show at trahc and the osbourne development. collection of cynthia goerske
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
ok....i said i was not going to start posting sketchbooks....as many of you know i am a devote sketchbooker.....anyway as i was looking through pictures, i found my venice sketchbook....so i will post a few and then take pictures of my new ones and post later.....i will see what the comments tell me to do.
notice these works are going backward....oldest works....i started with my newest pieces but it has been fun to archive my work. so here was my first piece...it won best of show...i do still like it, but don't like to look at it....it is funny how so many people say they love making art....i am actually the opposite....making art is a burden...a necessary burden for me....like air, just a part of life...
this is large....it was a commission. i usually don't care for commissions, it is hard to please someone without them seeing it first. it was done on poplar, mixed media. It is a part of the bridge series i started with the heartball signature series. collections of russell and kathi sapaugh.
i usually don't have attachment to pieces....but this paperdoll piece that i created several years ago i have not been able to sell....don't want to. it has an innocence and brings back memories...it also addresses the issues that women deal with....it almost has a subversive quality. it is on a masonite cradle....i like to collage on this.
sometimes it is nice to just go for it.....i usually don't paint with oils on paper but i thought why not.....this inspired me to do a plein aire painting....they say when you paint others their characteristics take on yours....i think i a way she looks like me. this painting has no meaning....it was just because.
this was a very large painting of a former student of mine, alla. this is one of those paintings that i will post but not look at....it is the smallest things in a painting that will keep its creator from wanting to revisit it. it is suspended in a frame that i think makes the piece but i could not crop it with the frame in it. this work was exhibited and won an award....can't quite remember what it was.
at saic i completed something like 30 paintings in 2 weeks.....it was insane. during my lunches i would also paint. that day i brought my dress and hung it up and decided to paint it in oil life size....ok maybe a little larger. i loved the feeling it gave, it took on its own personality. as i was painting i got very frustrated and the professor came around and asked me if i was trying to paint a photograph....i said "no but the pattern is overwhelming", he told me to put the dress away and paint how i felt about the dress.....i did and it changed my life. it is one of the best art lessons i have ever learned. collection of rachel freeman