Thursday, May 31, 2012

International Contemporary Artists Vol IV

I just received my copies of International Contemporary Artists Vol IV and this is my page!  I am in the Installations/sculptures section of the book.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oil Painting completed

Look closely to see the cream color background right around the figure. I need to get photoshop and figure out how to make the white background actually white in the photo.  I titled this "Beginning of Hope".  This is a follow up to the painting "Anxiety" which you can see in a previous blog. I have felt a lot the last couple of years, part of which was losing touch with who I am by being beaten down so much  and so there is no face on this figure.  Part of that is also to show that this could be anyone.  The unfolded arm is the beginning of reaching out, having enough hope to reach out.  The muscles are not just a stylistic approach but showing there is still strength in me.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Artist Trust workshop

This last weekend I attended a workshop put on by Artist Trust titled "I am an Artist" dealing with the business of art.  Attendees received input on their Artist statements and artist resume.   I learned quite a bit and reinforced other things I knew but have not implemented in quite awhile.  I enjoyed meeting other artists and seeing Karen Mobley from Spokane Arts Commission again.  I hope to do something like this again soon.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Patterns and textures of glass from entry way

Here are a couple of closeup images of the transom and sidelight windows. The first one shows textures of the glass on the window sill as the sun shines through the glass. We find colors and textures on different walls, areas of the floors as the sun moves.  Quite fun!