Tag Archive | 2014

Summer Lamb’s Ear

"Summer Lamb's Ear"  8" x 10" acrylic on canvas with glow 2014

“Summer Lamb’s Ear” 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas with glow 2014

This light fun floral impression was inspired by a bed of Lamb’s Ear in summer, blasted by the brilliant midday sun, and having caught my eye and distracted me from conversation I attempted to capture the moment, and the quality of light. A small 8″ x 10″ piece on canvas, it is also dramatic when charged and viewed in the dark.

Charged, and glowing.

Charged, and glowing.

This one is a favorite piece of glow work; I love the perspective shift, and the appearance of a moonlit garden.

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Upon Closer Inspection

"Upon Closer Inspection" 8"  x 10" acrylic on canvas w/googly eyes and glow 2014

“Upon Closer Inspection” 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas w/googly eyes and glow 2014

“Upon Closer Inspection” is an exploration of color and texture outside my usual materials. The vibrant green isn’t one I make a practice of working with, and having started out with it, I continued exploring the opportunity by also using new glow material. I had run out of phosphorescent acrylic paint, and the local art shop had none of quality in stock (many stores don’t consider glow in the dark to be a ‘professional use’ characteristic, and stocking it is a low priority). They had a sale bin, and in the sale bin were several craft kits for making glow-in-the-dark projects; they included packets of glow crystals. I used those, and clear medium with the googly eyes I had on hand to complete the piece, hoping to convey something about the idea that what we see up close isn’t always predicted by what we view from a distance… or perhaps something about life taking unexpected forms (or directions).  It’s a small piece, at 8″ x 10″. This piece is available for purchase.

Art and The Artist

In the 21st century, having an internet presence, a place on the web to ‘call home’, is nearly as important for a working artist as having studio space in which to create, or so it seems to me. It took me a while to get to this understanding, this ‘place’. Moving my page from one corner of the web to another seems vastly more complicated than it probably is in fact; I am an artist of another sort, and web design is a tad out of my area…but here I am. This is me. This is now.

Time, inspiration, some notes, and a cup of coffee.

Time, inspiration, some notes, and a cup of coffee.

Over upcoming days and weeks, I’ll be moving into this space, not unlike moving across town to a new apartment. Archived images of older work will be uploaded, as will fresh images of work still wet, so new it doesn’t look like what it will look like once it is dry…once it is truly completed; you complete that process, by seeing the work, and bringing your own experience and understanding to it, yourself. As with any construction project, there’s much to be done, deadlines to meet, tasks that must be completed in a sensible order, and no doubt some housekeeping and tidying up, once it all seems finished. Please be patient with the work in progress, mind your feet, watch your head, and stay clear of falling objects.

Welcome to my new home!