Sunday, September 26, 2021

Gel Printing in Tucson!

I have been experimenting with a process of assembling prints into pieces, which reminds me of stringing words together to make sentences. Each print has a few elements - they are not just all-over patterns - and combining them offers a fresh approach to 'composing'. Whereas in a collage, your substrate determines the boundaries of the piece, in creating visual sentences, you assemble the parts without a substrate and make up the boundaries as you go along.

I will be teaching "The Visual Sentence" at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, January of 2022, hosted by Madeline Island School of the Arts. Get details and sign up here.

This is just outside our studio at Tanque Verde. Check out the venue here.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Monoprint Collage

 I love combining gel plate monoprints with collage techniques. Here are a few examples, all of which are 9"x12" except the last, which is larger. Join me in Sedona next month for a 4-day workshop!!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Painting Raffle

 I have decided to offer one painting per month as a raffle item to raise money for the Rupert Village Trust, an organization dedicated to village revitalization in Rupert, Vermont, my home town. This month, the painting is "Nowhere to Hide, #2", one of a series of what I'm  calling my scribble paintings. It is 18"x24" on mixed media paper.

Nowhere to Hide #2, 18"x24", acrylic on paper

All of the money collected in the raffle goes directly into Rupert Village Trust's account to help us reach our goal of a community center and café in the Village Center. Our main focus is to upgrade the historic Sheldon General Store building to safety and accessibility standards, and build the infrastructure necessary for a café. We will lease the main floor to a café owner/operator, while Rupert Village Trust uses the upstairs space for continuing community activities. Read more about it here.