Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Home!


Seasonal Fences - Winter #2, Spring #2, Spring #4, Winter #4, Summer #4, Winter #5, and Autumn #5 have all found a new home thanks to an Art Consultant. They are mixed media on 22" x 10" x 1" cradled board.

These Art Consultants tend to sell much larger work most of the time, but I found out that this size is a perfect scale for corridors. That's helpful for me to know as I make new work!

They also told me they're looking for available large scale colorful works to show to a client. I sent a list of large stiffened fabric pieces, and they asked me to drop nine of them off this week, as well as the last four in the 
Seasonal Fences series that I have available, Winter #3, Spring #3, Summer #3, and Winter #3.

As a FYI, I told them that Seasonal Fences - Spring #3 (shown above) is the original painting that resulted in the print that Crate & Barrel licensed, and is selling here. Thanks to Crate & Barrel, the print has been on Property Brothers, and possibly The Good Wife. It would be nice to find that painting a new home, as well as other work too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 January 2016


Happy New Year! I'm committed to continuing my 12 x 12 x 12 series into 2016, for a tenth year. My new inspiration this year is acrylic photos from this past autumn. Last year, when I used photos from the previous winter, I only used black and white photos. This year will include color (and perhaps also black and white) photos of leaves or pine needles, on grass or the side of the road. I'm excited about the new challenges using color photos will bring.

12 x 12 x 12 January 2016 also includes monoprinted construction fence fabric. For this piece, I used scraps I saved in 2015. I collaged them on the board before I added the photos and did some additional painting.

Below is a detail that shows the photos and a little bit of painting. Do you see the leaves, grass and pine needles?



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Art in Review and What’s Coming Up in 2016

2015 was a good year for experimentation and growth in my art and it was also a good year for art related activities.

I continued to use monoprints of construction fences as the basis of my work. In 2015 I also incorporated acrylic skins of photos I took of ice and snow during the winter of 2014-2015. The biggest change was my use of color. It was not just a little color. It was lots of color, and it did not unnoticed by those around me. I received good feedback overall, and I sold more work than I have in previous years, which I very much appreciated.

The work below, grouped by series, is not in shown in any particular order of creation. I invite you to click on the links so you can see the work larger.

mixed media on cradled board
12” x 9” x 1.5"
2015

The Skating Marks on Ice on Fences series  incorporates photos of skating marks on pond ice with colorful textures of construction fences. The eleven paintings include a combination of monoprinting and painting, with acrylic skins of the photographs collaged on top.

Bubbles and Cracks on Ice on Fences
mixed media on cradled board
14" x 14" x 1" 
2015

The Bubbles and Cracks on Ice on Fences series incorporates photos of cracks and bubbles in pond ice with colorful textures of construction fences. The nine paintings include a combination of monoprinting and painting, with acrylic skins of the photographs collaged on top.

Street Ice on Fences
mixed media on cradled board
24" x 18" x 1.5" 
2015

The Street Ice on Fences series  incorporates photos of ice on the side of the road with colorful textures of construction fences. The five paintings include a combination of monoprinting, painting, handstamping, and stitching, with acrylic skins of the photographs collaged on top.

mixed media on cradled board
6" x 6" x .75"

2015

The Fragments from Ice on Fences series is a combination of monoprinted and painted textures of orange construction fences on cradled board.



Each month, I created one mixed media piece on 12" x 12" x 1" board. The nine years I've been doing this has been a wonderful opportunity for me to either experiment with an idea or technique I tried in previous work, or to try an idea or technique I might want to try. It's my monthly time to play, and I am planning on doing it again in 2016 for my tenth year.

Exhibits in 2015

Two-person show

All Boundaries are Imagined, Denise Driscoll and Jeanne Williamson, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA

Invitational Shows
INTEGRATED PATTERNS: STRUCTURED ABSTRACTION, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the ArtsMidland, MI

The Liberated Quilt: New work by Through Our Hands, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands, UK

Juried Group Show

Community of Artists, Danforth Art, Framingham, MA

Licensed Image
A print of Seasonal Fence - Spring #3 continues to be for sale at Crate & Barrel, and I am very thankful for that. I am also thankful for the art licensing company I work with for arranging it, and for other opportunities as well.

Work sold

Technicolor Fence Patterns #2 has a new home! It's been purchased by a collector in Maryland.

Holes in the Fences #2 has been acquired by a different collector in Maryland, thanks to ArtfulHome.com!

Street Ice on Fences #5Fragments from Ice on Fences #2, and Fragments from Ice on Fences #7 sold to three different collectors during Open Studios at ArtSpace in Maynard, MA at the end of September 2015.

Fragments from Ice on Fences #1 was purchased as a gift for a new collector.

Thank you to everyone who now has my work in their collection!

Representation

I am still being represented by the Gravers Lane Gallery, which I am very pleased about.   

deCordova

The deCordova Museum of Art Corporate Art Loan Program in Lincoln, MA placed my work at Innosight LLC, in Lexington, Massachusetts, through October 2015.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston

Fence Patterned Chuppah #1 and Walls from Fences #1 - 4  are on exhibit at Lando & Anastasi in Cambridge, MA through June 2016, thanks to the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston's Corporate Art Lending Program

Web Design

It was a good year for my web design business, Thread Media, Inc. I have new clients, and I continue to update the websites of those who I have been working with for many years.


Coming in 2016:

Fence/Curtain 2.1 will be on exhibit in Natural Threads 2016 at the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA from May 30 - October 30, 2016. Fence/Curtain 2.0 was previously ion exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts in 2012.

Electrical Box Paint Program, at the corner of Routes 135 and 27 in Natick, MA. I will have a different for me public art opportunity in the spring. I'll be painting two electrical boxes in Natick Center, which will be on exhibit by June 15, 2016 for many years to come. Sketches can be viewed at the top of the page here.

TV

My print at Crate & Barrel was scheduled to be on The Good Wife sometime. Since I don't watch the show (yet), I'm hoping someone will let me know if they see it.


Thank you very much for reading my post. I hope you have a happy, healthy and creative 2016!

- Jeanne

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 December 2015


12 x 12 x 12 December 2015 is the final piece in my 2015 12 x 12 x 12 series that incorporates pictures of snow from last winter, with monoprinted construction fence fabric.

For this piece, I used scraps from the Seasonal Fences - Spring series, which includes Seasonal Fences - Spring #3the piece licensed by Crate & Barrel.

The December piece also marks the end of my ninth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. This series has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" mixed media piece each month. It's been a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much. The only rules I've had are that I have make something in the given month, and I can't throw the work out, even if it's unsuccessful.

I've committed (by buying twelve new 12" x 12" boards) to continue this series into 2016. In 2016, my new inspiration for collaged acrylic photos are from this past autumn. I've been reviewing them, and I'm starting to think ahead about using both black and white photos as well as photos with full fall colors of leaves, or pine needles, on grass or the side of the road. Please stay tuned for new work in January.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2016 Calendar


I have produced a 2016 Calendar that has details of my artwork. It's a 12 month, January - December 2016, wall calendar that measures 13" x 10.4", with legal and many religious and misc holidays listed.
The cost is $30.00 (plus $5.99 US shipping only. Massachusetts residents must include tax with their order.) Orders will take about 1-2 weeks to arrive on your doorstep. 
If you're interested in seeing each monthly image, or ordering a calendar, please click here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 November 2015


12 x 12 x 12 November 2015 incorporates pictures of broken branches in the snow from last winter, over a monoprinted texture of a gardening fence, and a large shaped construction fence monoprint on fabric is collaged on top.

November marks my eleventh month this year combining acrylic skins from last winter's snow and construction fence prints.

This is my ninth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" mixed media piece each monthIt's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much. The only rules I have are that I have make something in the given month, and I can't throw the work out, even if it's unsuccessful.

My December 12 x 12 x 12 will have the last of my acrylic skins of ice and snow. Assuming I continue this series into 2016, my new inspiration for the acrylic skins pictures will be photo from this fall.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Last Week for Exhibit: All Boundaries Are Imagined


This is the last week to see All Boundaries are Imagined, Denise Driscoll and Jeanne Williamson, at Fountain Street Fine Art, in Framingham, Massachusetts. Our exhibit closes on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 5pm. I'll be gallery sitting on Sunday from 11am - 3pm if you want to stop by for a special tour.


Here is information about our exhibit:

In All Boundaries Are Imagined, Denise Driscoll and Jeanne Williamson investigate the formality and flexibility of the grid, moving from strictly distributed squares to layers of riotous color and marks that all but obliterate the underlying structure.

Denise Driscoll showcases work from Cipher with maze-like translations of the human genome equally reminiscent of game boards and Byzantine icons. Also included are the geometric accumulations of Circles that explore similarities between personal, micro- and macroscopic perspectives.

Jeanne Williamson incorporates the different grid patterns of construction fences with black and white photos of bubbles, cracks, and skating marks gathered from the ice and snow of last winter. The holes and gridded shapes of the fences become containers for her manipulated and collaged photos, sewing, and painting.

Together, these artists entertain the grid as a welcome constraint as well as a mutable point of departure.