Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some studio shots....what's been happening lately...

More Radium Girls masks are underway...also, I've been making some linocut prints
in anticipation of my Pittsburgh Print Group meeting in mid-November.

So I've been really busy lately, especially since I've begun copy-editing manuscripts for a press in New York (Yippee! It's a really nice gig.). However, today, I got some studio time, and I'm continuing to work on the Radium Girls exhibition pieces. Here are some studio shots!

Shown here is the under-painting on the Radium Girls masks. I build color up layer by
layer.....these both have a ways to go.

And a long view of the studio space....

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More Radium Girls Masks!

Mask #3 is complete, except for its protective top-coat, and Mask #4 is underway...

You can see Mask #3's freckles a little better in this image.

Mask #5 fresh from the oven!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Images from the Studio - Radium Girls Masks....

 Both last week and this week, I've been working on elements for the January Radium Girls exhibition at Future Tenant. Just below are two of the seven polymer clay masks that will be part of the exhibition....

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Radium Girls Drawing and homemade pizza for dinner....

Another drawing for the "Radium Girls" exhibition installation that will appear
at Future Tenant Gallery in Pittsburgh in January 2014
 So I'm continuing to work on pieces for the Radium Girls exhibition that will appear at Future Tenant next  January. I actually finished this image on Monday, while waiting for the gas man to check for leaks in Pittsburgh. I'm working on other images now, which I'll share very soon.

Yesterday, our 'boyz', Jasper and Fred, went to Oak Ridge Boarding Kennels for a 'spa treatment'. Well, let's face it, Jasper,  a shepherd collie mix, is a veritable hair bag, and we have him shaved so I don't go insane chasing dog-hair-tumble-weeds through the house with the vacuum every day. Angelo and Jody, who run Oak Ridge, have a chicken coop and a wonderful garden, where Angelo grows fig trees. He shared some figs with us, and I made a 'dessert pizza' with them (pic below!)
Pizza for dinner! At left:  Pesto eggplant and the queso blanco we made on
Monday night and at right: queso blanco with figs and honey. YUM!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What's happening in the studio right now....

Working on pieces for the January Radium Girls exhibition at
Future Tenant Gallery
in Pittsburgh!