Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Stripe Piece

I did shoot video of making this piece (or maybe it is a part of a larger piece).  Will post video when I get a chance to edit.  Just wanted to share this for now:


I am really enjoying working with these textures, lines, and colors in the stripe format.  This piece is available as a print from Fine Art America.  It will be part of a larger piece in a solo exhibition at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH opening April 21.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Stripes - Student Work

OK, I will do a tutorial on stripes, like the ones in this post.  Meanwhile, I want to share with you some AWESOME student work;  the assignment is Monochrome Stripes.  Look at the fabulous variety of interpretations:


Please do not re-post these, as it will appear that it is my work.  Thanks.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Stripes Available as Prints

You can now buy my Stripe Assemblages as prints from Fine Art America.  Choose the size, material, and framing style.  Below are images of the pieces as Canvas Prints. 

Stripe Assmemblage #1

Stripe Assemblage #2
Click on the titles below images to view all your options.

One option not available on Fine Art America is to make your own! Interested in a tutorial?  I could do a little step-by-step in the next post.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Lisa Pressman Workshop at R&F Paint

I just got back from a workshop with Lisa Pressman at R&F Paints, called "Exploring Visual Language: Conversations on Color".  How cool is THAT?  We were working with pigment sticks, which are very rich oil paint in stick form.  Lisa is awesome, the studio is awesome, and the other students were awesome.  Could not have been a more inspiring workshop. Here are a few pix:

Lisa demonstrating on multiple pieces with multiple materials

One of my 10"x10" panels, still wet, still in progress

Ditto the above

And another one....

one of my studies on paper, 7"x7"

Another study on paper, using neutrals this time

The R&F Pigment Sticks are absolutely LUSCIOUS!

10"x10" panel, study using printmaking techniques - masking and brayering

This is most of the class - a couple people left early.  That's me in the magenta sweatshirt.  Lisa is second from the right.  Richard Frumess, the founder of R&F, is on the far left.  Well, he's the only guy, so I guess that's obvious.

Another study on paper

Ditto the above...

The Wall of Paint: pigment sticks on the left, encaustic paints on the right.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Student work from Art and Soul in Portland

I wanted to share with you some of the awesome work my students did at Art and Soul in Portland earlier this month.  Next year's Portland event will be in early April; I will be teaching three classes, of which I have not decide the exact topics yet.  Thinking of something with the gelli arts gel plate, something in composition (each two days), and a one-day class on something else.  Requests and suggestions are welcome.

These are from the Dynamic Composition  class and Layering and Excavating:

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Stripes and Assmeblage

I've been working on a lot of stripes lately, and finding it really fun to put together layered color, patterns, grid-like elements, and textures.  I am exploring ways in which I can assemble units of stripes into vertical formats.  Take a look:

This is 8" x25"
This is 12"x30"

I tried putting these side by side, using instructions found in this blog post, but I'm not sure this is the right solution.  How do I get a little more space between them?  Anyone?

This stripe format, especially in the strong vertical, is a really fun way to explore composition.  How "busy" can I make a piece and still have it hang together AND look a bit wonky?  I'm thinking of offering a class next year called "Wonky Grids: An Exploration in Composition".    Your thoughts?

I'll post the images singly, so you can see them with more space:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Back from Blog Break

I was in Portland, Oregon, last week teaching at Art and Soul.  What a fabulous time!  I had, as usual, great students in my two two-day-plus-one-evening classes, Dynamic Composition and Layering and Excavating.  Plus I got a little time to tool around Portland and visit some family.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of online classes in progress.  Here are some fabulous works by students in my class "100 Drawings on Cheap Paper", which started in February.  I do have a couple spaces left in my 100 Drawings that starts August 31.  Read about it here. 

Student Work from 100 Drawings on Cheap Paper:
PLEASE DO NOT RE-POST, or it will look like it is my work, not that of the participants.

The above images are from a few different lessons.  Most of them are 9"x12".  Enjoy!

I will post some student work from my workshops in Portland soon.