Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Here is my latest mask creation. This is a new technique of creating the basic mask form with cardboard and covering that with paper mache. As I was researching Oxacan woodcarving I discovered Edward Linares, the originator of the magical Oxacan sculptures. who made his animals with paper mache. My mask was made to enter in a juried show with the theme "paper". I'm very happy with the results and wonder why I didn't think of this technique earlier.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I'm working on a new "Mildred" book dummy to send out to publishers this
Fall. Upon finishing my collage class this summer, I've decided to work with
cut paper, something I've always wanted to do but feared all the comparisons
to Eric Carle,Leo Lionni etc. But, I've decided to forge ahead and am happy I did.
I feel I get the spontaneity of paint and precision and boldness from collage,
something I feel is necessary for me to make successful illustrations.
I guess we'll find out when I send them out in September.
Friday, July 3, 2009
This a series of collages I just completed during a workshop at the Provincetown Art Museum.
It was taught by a very lovely collage artist named Mary Walker. We worked from poetry and, in my case, lyrics from a Lou Reed song. These four pieces are based on a song titled "Power & the Glory". As I have been very inspired by my recent experiences, I am planning on spending the bulk of the weekend cleaning out th garage and moving my studio in there for the summer. My goal is to work 10-2 every day that I'm home this summer and add to this series. Let's see how it goes...
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Here are four of the paintings for my Providence Art Window,
which will be on display in June. They are quite a departure
from my original idea, if you've been following my blog. What
I had planned to do changed upon visiting my window site.
All for the best! I haven't been this excited about making art
in years. There are plans for more paintings in the near future.
I'll keep you all posted for the opening in June.