Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Video is Available!!!

For pre-order, that is.  Scribble Collage with Hand-Painted Papers is the title of my new DVD from Creative Catalyst Productions.

For any of you who have take my Scribble Collage workshop, this video will serve as a review plus lots of more detailed demos and information.  And if you haven't taken this workshop, I hope that my new DVD will get you painting, tearing, collaging, and generally making a creative mess.

Sept. 21
OK, now that Nan has pointed out that CCP Videos already has a preview available, here it is!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Workshops at Random Arts

I'm just getting back to reality after spending last weekend teaching three workshops at Random Arts in Saluda, NC.  What a blast! We're already looking at scheduling workshops for next year, tentatively in early August.  What a fun place is Random Arts and Saluda, plus I got to see a bit of Asheville as well.  Here are a few pix from the trip:
My color class, with owner, Jane Powell, front and center

A page from the Visual Journal class by Lynn, who posted about the workshop

Holly and Ruthie doing fabulous painted papers

Deb making a grid collage, who blogged about it here.

The two Janes in Tree Pose (take my word for it, since you can't see our legs)

The fabulous front porch of Random Arts
Porch decorations made with colorful fabrics and embroidery hoops

Christy, center, who was extremely prolific!  Vickie, her mother, on the right, and Denise next to the wall.  Denise was drawn to my workshop by my video with the chicken.

Carol Stangler, a bamboo artist, with Jane Powell
 Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Extreme Composition

My new online class, Extreme Composition, is starting next week, and filling up fast.  Here is a little video of me doing an experimental composition.  This is the sort of thing we'll be doing in Extreme Composition after exploring line, shape, and color in the first three lessons.

We will make paintings, collages, drawings that explore the extremes of standard composition principles: extreme variety, extreme unity, no focal point, extreme movement, asymmetry, imbalance.  And then we'll make experimental compositions in which we consider the parts only, not the whole.  You will have the freedom to explore visual language and see where it takes you when you are not concerned about "correct" composition.  My hope is that you will discover a more personal sense of visual expression.
This is the piece I created in the video, 7"x11"

I made this piece in a similar manner, beginning with an ink doodle.  8"x8"
On another note, here is an interview that Sara Naumann did about my teaching.  Check out Sara's blog, "In Pursuit of the Muse".  Thanks for visiting!