Monday, May 23, 2016

Pictures from Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA

Here are some pix of student work done in my Gelatin Print Collage workshop at PNWAS over the weekend. 

Printed papers

Using a stencil

A spectrum of papers

The paper used for off-loading paint from the brayer turned into a gorgeous image.

Using a stencil to create a pattern

Another spectrum of papers


Taking a walk on Eby's Bluff, after class

The homemade gelatin plate

A wall of student work

Stripes in context
Except for the picture of me on Eby's Bluff, I ask that you not re-post the images above, as they are student work, shown anonymously.  If you re-post, they will appear as if they are my work, and the credit is not mine. Enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2016

New Video

Here is the final video that I had Jay Stearns, of Accent Productions, make.  You saw one little section of it in the Painting on Glass post.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pictures from Stowe, Vermont

I did a one-day workshop at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont, yesterday.  Here are pictures of student work and students working.  We had F U N !

Oh, and why not a little video?

Scribble, Line, Shape, Color, Pattern

Stack of Paintings

Scribble, Shape, Dot...

Shape, Pattern, Line, Color...

Wendy Hurling Paint

Wendy's Painting

Chantal Experimenting with Lines

Marianne Painting with Finger

June Painting

Group of Paintings
This workshop was "Intuitive Painting", which is a sort of one-day version of my longer "Visual Improvisation" workshop.  The group was AWESOME!  Really fun, willing, excited, open to possibilities.  Enjoy the pix!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Show Review

My show, along with the three other solo shows, at AVA Gallery, got a review in the Valley News.  Read it here

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Drawing The Line

Often in my art practice I circle back to fundamental elements:  line, shape, color, for example.  I occasionally bust out and go all over the map, but then come back to simple formats in my paintings too: grid, stripes, stacked shapes.  Returning frequently to elements, basics, foundations, seems to be a recurring theme.  Here is a little video on drawing lines.  It can be a very meditative process, drawing lines, each one an individual expression.  No fancy materials or techniques, all very accessible.  For more on lines and color, see my posts on using crayonsHere's another one.

This is white Tulip Fabric Paint on black painted cheap drawing paper.

Latex house paint, drizzled with a paint stirrer

Line Conversation

Layered Lines and Scribbles

Layered lines including big juicy painted scribbles

More big juicy scribbles with paint, then some graphite and finally the Tulip Fabric Paint out of a squeeze bottle

Another line conversation
You will ask about materials:  Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons; graphite crayons; pitt pens/markers; ordinary pencils; acrylic paint, Tulip Fabric Paint (available at JoAnn's and places like that), latex interior house paint, cheap drawing paper.  Most of these are on my Favorite Materials Page.  Try it; have fun!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Work In Progress

I started these improvisational pieces while teaching at AVA the other week.  Here are four that I consider finished; each 10"x10":
Color-Pattern-Line #1

Color-Pattern-Line #2

Color-Pattern-Line #3

Color-Pattern-Line #4

Nine more (of a dozen or so) works in progress in the same series.  

The four finished pieces are now available as prints in Fine Art America.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Painting On Glass

I had a video shoot yesterday with Jay Stearns of Accent Productions.  He is making a short video about me for my web site.  I find that being videotaped or photographed while I work really affects how I paint, and it's interesting to see the results.  It sometimes sends me in new directions.  Which raises all sorts of interesting questions for me about process... which I can ponder in a future post.

Here is a little footage we made as an experiment.  Jay edited it and sent it to me; then I edited it some more.  I chose not to put any sound to it for now.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Visual Improvisation at AVA

Here are some pix from Visual Improvisation, a two-day workshop I taught at AVA Gallery last week.

Painting to music (student work)

Painting to music (student work)

Painting to music (student work)

Painting to music, me


Painting to music (student work)

Amina working

Putting together unlike elements, student work

Demo piece - me; 10"x10"

Demo piece 2 - me - 10"x10"

Painting to music, me, 24"x18"
The Painting to Music pieces are on 18"x24" cheap drawing paper.  FUN! 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Show At AVA Gallery

I was teaching at AVA the last two days, and although my show  (one of four solo shows) there does not officially open until this evening (reception 5 - 7pm), I got a sneak preview.  Here are a couple of shots; more "official" ones coming soon.  The other work in the gallery - a sculptor, a painter, and a printmaker - is pretty stunning, and I'm looking forward to meeting the other artists!

18"x18" Stripes and drips

12"x36" Stripes

36"x36" Canvases

8"x8" collage and paint on panel