That Was Fast! February 09 2013, 0 Comments
Water World, the large encaustic piece that I just finished and hung at the Celebration of Fine Art show is... sold! I am so grateful and thank God for it! I'll start working on the next piece of the same size (24 x 80) maybe it will be a vertical piece - don't know yet, but I'll keep you posted!
Want one? If so, YOU get to pick the colors and if it's vertical or not - that would be fun!
Water World - New Encaustic February 03 2013, 2 Comments
I finished this large encaustic, Water World, on Wednesday and hung it at Celebration of Fine Art on Thursday.
It's 24"h x 80"w and framed in a floater frame - so much fun to do this size!
New Encaustics - In the Studio January 19 2013, 0 Comments
New encaustic works in progress... lined up on tables in the studio (other works on the walls are my acrylics).
These each have several coats of encaustic gesso , then two layers of beeswax and resin, and now... I'm ready to paint!
As each one is completed, I'll post it here and on my Facebook Page.
Then they'll go on to my space at the Celebration of Fine Art.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments on them!
Celebration of Fine Art... begins! January 15 2013, 2 Comments
Here are photos of my space at Celebration of Fine Art - during set-up and after the sawdust cleared.
The show goes from January 12th through March 24th, open every day.
Be sure to check it out if you're in town (click link for directions) - there is an amazing concentration of wonderful artists!
Setting up my space at Celebration of Fine Art
Ready for the show!
Water Painting Floats Off to the Mountains October 04 2012, 0 Comments
It's not often that you find deep water in the mountains... but, if that Deep Water is a painting... well, anything can happen!
I began this hot wax water series mid-summer in Arizona - when I was dreaming of the California coast, scuba diving experiences, one of 17.
I've enjoyed becoming lost in this painting each time I began to thirst for that deep water feeling and was thrilled that Gussie connected to that same experience when she and her husband chose this painting for their home in Colorado.
Was it a good read? Come back here and let me know!
Venetian Dragon - New Painting July 07 2012, 0 Comments
Dreams of Venice - or - Venetian Dragon, either way I name it, the colors of this painting remind me of the gilded art, architecture, fashion and language of all things Venice.
Was a fun stretch for me, using gold and Golden's interference colors to create this dragonfly in simple composition.
Just added to my site portfolio - wings series:
Progress on the Poppies July 04 2012, 0 Comments
Happy Fourth of July!
Here's an update of my poppy painting - started here - still working.
It's hard to tell from these pictures, but the paint is thick swirls for the black and red.
Starting to fuss - time to put it aside for a few days...
Poppies In Progress - Painting June 27 2012, 0 Comments
"I don't do poppies." I said to them, these new fans of my work. Once said, that statement began to fester and refused to go away - so, I begin - a new painting and a new subject, flowers... poppies.
Just to do it and get it out there, to try something new to me - done everywhere, but never before in my studio.
So, here goes, I'll show you a few snaps and bring you on the journey:
Poppies in progress
Launched with a little word rhythm too.. why not?
Scarlet poppy red, orange
Bobbing head thrust in view,
In full sun they wave and bend
As if each flower and petal new.
No care, no stress, simply beauty bright
Rising out of whiskered pods
When glint of sun is gone, and night
Each, barely held high on bending rods.
Why then is the artist pulled to paint
To encase the vibrant life within
Repeat the beauty, each his own
Splash it here, and there, jump in.
Roll and play, and then again
As if in fields alone that day
Wandering, touching, reeling in
Inviting life, all else at bay.
-- Roxanne Vise
Friends - Collectors - Lessons From Mary Oliver June 17 2012, 0 Comments
I made a new friend, Heidi. That's what collector's become. Friends.
We share a love of beauty through art - its like a lasting conversation we continue to have together - once they take it home and put my art in a special place. Heidi, my friend, is a special collector who gave me a gift when she selected my painting, Delight, from my water series. Her glee when she received my painting would have been enough of a thanks,
She went above and beyond to share her wisdom with me, a gift, and turned my attention toward Mary Oliver, a poet of poets. My wildly passionate, adventurous feasting art-spirit often needs a bit of grounding, a moment to focus.It arrived!!!! It is soooooo beautiful. It made my day. It's so vibrant and alive....I love it. Thank you. Thank you. It arrived in perfect condition. And the notecards are exquisite. Can't wait to share them.- Much love and gratitude, Heidi
Started with a post of her poem...."My work is loving the world.Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird... "
Then, well... got a reply from the publisher, Beacon Press, to my request to post it - they don't want Mary's poem posted in the world wide web. Bummer. So, I encourage you to go find her work elsewhere and devour it.
Thank you Heidi.
Thank You Mary.
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