Saturday, January 24, 2015

weekly update #1

This spring I am teaching the Fine Art Senior Capstone, and as part of the class, students are required to post 5 process shots from that week's studio production. To try to set a good example, and to force myself to actually attempt to maintain this blog I am going to do the same. Below are the works that I spent time with this week in the studio.

First up, is a work-in-progress shot of an 10" x 8", oil on wood panel, featuring my messy studio and nice morning and early afternoon light.

Next, three little studies, each is 4.75" x 3.25", oil on mdf panel. The plant painting was completed on my stove while making dinner or following kitchen clean-up over a couple of days. The two work-out hoodie selfies were made pre and post Sunday night's episode of Girls. 

 Finally, I started (and I think finished) this 7" x 5", oil on wood panel. Another selfie, painted while standing in my bedroom, featuring light from my bathroom.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Find Ourselves on Familiar Ground

If this painting looks a little textured, here's why....

Final work, Find Ourselves on Familiar Ground, 10" x 8", oil on canvas, 2014.

The first painting was started on February 23, 2014, and the "final" work was completed on September 16, 2014.

drain study no.1 and no.2

drain study no.3 and selfie no.1 (a very cropped shot, for modesty)

selfie no.2 (gardenia's in my hair, Joan Didon reference) and start of kitchen/leg painting

initial set up, featuring my fake slip, two tea towels tied around my waist. wishing I had a white cotton slip, making due with what's around the house....

next steps

realizing I don't like my foot placement, or the length of my "slip", kitchen-floor-dance-steps

now everything is more or less making sense, except that I am "falling backwards", my arm needs to move forward to be aligned with my left leg.

Where I finally landed, the craggy surface holds many lives.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Select 2013 Installation Views

Remember Where We Parked {January 2013}
Solo Exhibition at the Florida School of the Arts in Palatka, FL

Moments in Bloom {July 2013}
Solo Exhibition, Wynn Bone Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Highway Gallery {August 2013}
Group Exhibition, Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville, FL 

Fall Exhibition {October-December 2013}
Plum Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

Juried Exhibition {December 2013}
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY (Juror Andrea Wells of Tibor de Nagy Gallery)