|My studio pretty much always looks this crazy these days!|
The internet connecting in our house has decided it wants to live in the stone age, so I'm way behind on anything that happens online. But I'm taking a few moments, while at a coffee shop catching up, to post some pictures of new work completed and in progress.
I'm excited about starting to work more sculpturally again. If I can ever find the time, I have ideas for large pieces along these lines. I've also been obsessively collecting old pieces of wood, as I'm in love with the way it looks against the wax. I sort of want to cover an entire wall of my studio with old wood and wax!
Here is a little peek at what's been going on.....
|I've been doing some simple drawings of organic forms to try brainstorm ways that sculptural work can take on similar forms. It's been a great exercise.|
|These are all done on watercolor paper that I used to make mono-prints. I love the smokey, watery colors against the tight and clean drawings.|
|The drawing is done with colored pencil and my favorite gold paint pen.|
|This one has some red thread sewn into the drawing.|
|The color in these is made by applying oil paint into places that have been incised. The 3-D elements are cast paper forms that I've been creating using glass medical vials and test tubes as my molds.|
|This pair of diptychs started me using the old wood without covering it with any wax. I really like how it breathes out the dense color and texture of the wax panel.|
|These 6x6 collages are the beginning of a collaborative project that will soon be announced!|
|I created this commissioned gold leaf and acrylic piece for a couple who asked me to design/decorate several spaces for their wedding. It is 20X42 on a wood panel with a 2" cradle.|