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....