Deborah Moss featured me in a recent blog post in which she discusses coming up with titles for your work. She was one of the people who responded to my Titles post, asking for ideas. I sent her a small piece of art, all the way to New Zealand!
This piece is titled "Paving the Way", thanks to Debora's suggestion:
I am offering 100 Drawings on Cheap Paper again this fall, beginning on October 4. This is a ten-week online workshop that focuses on working in quantity. It is not about working quickly, but about investigating an idea over the course of ten small paintings or studies each week. I am limiting the enrollment to a smaller class size than previously.
One feature of this class is that you are asked to make observations about the work that you post, to really look at it as it stands on its own. This is surprisingly challenging, because when viewing our own work, our default seems to be to describe how we made it. You will develop a vocabulary for identifying visual content, apart from technical process.
My workshop at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops this spring has a few openings available. "Visual Improvisation" is about taking a more inventive and playful approach to composition. The web site describes the dates as May 7 - 13; that is is if you arrive on the Sunday prior to the workshop and depart the Saturday afterwards. The workshop days are May 8 - 12, a Monday through Friday, full days.
This is something that I found on Facebook this morning: a project that entails sending a "pink slip" to President (for now) Trump. If you are a Trump supporter, please just enjoy the video for my demonstration on making monochromatic postcards. For those of you would would like to fire Trump, send him a Pink Slip Postcard on March 15.
I created two 'postcard sheets', each 8"x12", each of which I then cut into four 4"x6" postcards. I encourage you to make your own if you are so inclined, but if you don't have time, use mine! Here is a link where you can download all eight of the postcards. Just glue them to card stock, and send to:
My Wonky Grids workshop at AVA Gallery is now open for registration. It's a light hearted, playful approach to abstract composition with paint and collage. Register here.
90 lb or 140 lb watercolor paper 22”x30”, hot press, or smooth printmaking paper of comparable weight: 4 sheets, 22”x30”.I use Stonehenge paper.Cut your paper to 8.25”x8.25” BEFORE class.You should get six pieces from each sheet.
Acrylic Matte Medium or Soft Gel: one pint. (I use Utrecht
Acrylic glazing medium/liquid: one small bottle
Acrylic paint: artist-quality paints such as Golden,
Holbein, Utrecht, Tri-Art, Windsor-Newton, Blick Artist Arcylics, etc. You may
supplement these with student-grade paints.
Disposable palette: pad of paper style, 9”x12”
Drawing materials: pencils, various pens and markers,
graphite sticks, watercolor pencils and crayons, charcoal, (any of these that
you care to use)
Brushes: bring a variety, some watercolor brushes, smaller
flat ones, glue brushes
Brayer: soft rubber, 2” or 3”
Spray bottle for water
Big roll of absorbent paper towels
Stamps and stencils of your choice (optional)
Stash of collage papers : think pattern and color, not image
$5 Materials fee
Loads of cheap drawing paper for making collage papers
Drawing materials to share
Pearls of wisdom
Chocolate, if you're good.
I highly recommend that you order your supplies online well
before the workshop.The local art
supply store does not carry many of the items on this list.