July 10, 2006

Birds, Fish and Personal series




birds and bean parts I, II, and III mixed media on gesso board cradled 8x8x2.5 inches

Today or tomorrow... these and the fish series and the two personal panels will be going to the Collector's Art Gallery in Rye, NH. for the upcoming exhibition entitled alternate realities. I am pleased to be part of this show. The curator, Albina Colden has been doing a crack up job putting together artists from this area for provocative and thoughtful exhibitions. The opening is Friday evening the 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. Consider yourself invited and then take a stroll on the beach nearby afterwards!

The word for the day is ...
forward ... as in "tally ho", move it move it, and fast forward [as the summer seems to be fleeting through its sparkling moments]

**How to Note** For those who take my mixed media classes, most of them ask before I even show them about image transfer processes. Because that has been a large part of my art for 20 years now, and all the above works going to the exhibition in Rye have some of that in them. I always start with showing the acrylic medium transfer method. Here is a great tutorial from Portland artist Paul Fujita. I have one of his skateboard works hanging in the studio for inspiration and just love it! This tutorial is the method which I use most. However there are many other methods available to you to try. Inspire me Thurday showed two great and very easy methods I have used before, which my Creativity Class will be exploring on Wednesday.
There are no real mysteries in making art, just a lot of processes and I find it is always better to share the wealth with other artists as it comes back to you seven fold before you know it!
So go try some of these methods and have fun, and no more carping about drawing straight lines and such....

13 comments:

the heartful blogger said...

These are beautiful Susan, I'm sorry I'm nowhere nearby and can't pop in to see them on display.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

you amaze me each and everyday!

Toni said...

Wonderful work Susan.
My best for a good show.

Joy Eliz said...

I absolutely love these!!! the colors are so warm and comforting. I also really love your fireflies:)

mcaplan said...

These are beautiful pieces! I love the birds and the layers! I am sure it is going to be fabulous show!

bookworm said...

Gorgeous! I love anything that uses birds. Good luck with you show!

andrea said...

These are stunning and so clasical feeling...not sure why. I love your birds.
Keep us posted on the show, K! So exciting!!!
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steve said...

These are so good--thanks so much for sharing these pieces!

Angela Rockett said...

These are great!

And you are such an inspiration!

diana said...

you ARE amazing... love those pieces... too bad i will not be here for the opening... but hope to see ya soon...really soon!

miriam said...

I think you have gained a new fan! I just love your art!

carla said...

Susan - these are rich! The earth tones seem to resonate like a steady, deep drum beat as the glowing colors come forth...orange, pale green, aqua. The red beans seem to pulse like little hearts. I love these!

Sheri Burhoe said...

These are absolutely fabulous Susan ! I REALLY like them ! By the way, I'm sending your painting out on July 21st ! :)