Friday, May 30, 2014

New Paintings & Collages....

So, I think I have fallen for collage-making....I was never excited about it in the past, but lately, so many possibilities have opened themselves up, and I can create moods and combinations that I can't achieve with painting or drawing. Here are a few of what I've produced so far....
"She Dreamed of Willow Ware" (2014)
vintage paper and cyanotypes on paperboard

"Que La" (2014) vintage paper, original drawing, and sheet music
cover on paper.
"Weimar" (2014) vintage paper, sheet music,
and cyanotypes on paper. (an homage to
my graduate study specialization...1920s
German art).

In other news, I continue to work on paintings for the Animal Rescue benefit exhibition that I'll have in York (details to follow very soon because I will need to produce post cards and press releases). Here's a glimpse of one of the paintings as it is in progress (it should look familiar, as I posted the underpainting steps before .... and even before-before, as it progressed).

"The Pirate's Lover" (in progress) and on the easel.

The pirate....more on him soon. I just have the
most basic underpainting started here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Work and a glimpse of Blair Mountain...

"Gee if" (2014) original collage

"Que La" (2014) original collage

"Train from Berlin to Munich, April 1998" (2014) original collage

My submission for the Arthouse Co-Op's
May 23, 2014 Challenge - Draw Your Town's Mayor

A page glimpse from "The Battle of Blair Mountain" comic, which will be part of an upcoming
issue of Cartoon Picayune.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

So many things goin' on!

My 5-minute collage, with found materials, for The Sketchbook Project!
Over the past few weeks, I have been super busy. This week, I have several looming deadlines for ongoing projects, and I'm getting works ready for my benefit exhibition at York Arts' City Gallery. Why do I call it a 'benefit exhibition'? Because fifty percent of every sale will go directly to Animal Rescue in New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

The other things I've been busy with are: 1) the Blair Mountain Comic, which I am finishing up (pics to come, pics to come!) for Cartoon Picayune and 2) the 'zine for Light Grey Art Lab's exhibition. I need to get all of the pages finished and cleaned up in Photoshop so I can get 75 copies printed and get them on their way to Minnesota. Ein volles Program, as my German professor used to say at the beginning of each class.

I also have pictures of Michael and me suffering through the making of horseradish. The picture are pretty humorous, even though we were both crying through the whole process and had to take turns spooning the horseradish into the little glass jars. :-) Still, we had fun doing it.

Stay tuned! More to come shortly....

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Excited to be in Wild Woman Rising!

I'm so excited that "Miss Quentin Compson (from Faulkner's The Sound & the Fury)" is part of this month's issue of Wild Woman Rising. You can see the actual page here:
And You can see the entire beautiful gallery and issue here: