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...