Friday, May 27, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 May 2016


The month on May has been extremely busy, and this week crazy busy, but I was able to find a few minutes here and there to create 12 x 12 x 12 May 2016. 

It's a collaged painting made with monoprinted construction fence fabric and acrylic skins of photos of a neighbor's lawn with leaves last fall. 

I used a new art supply to outline the squares, the green acrylic paint marker I bought to use on the electric boxes I painted on Natick Common in Natick, MA. Normally I would paint an outline, but I have to say that I LOVE the markers! They are so easy to handle. I can't wait for the next opportunity. Maybe for my June 12 x 12 x12? We shall see.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It'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.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. I look forward to using more of them for the rest of the year. I'm also using autumn photographs in a series that's in process. More about that at a later date.

Friday, May 20, 2016

New Public Art: Electric Fences


Introducing Electric Fences, two electric boxes I painted on the Natick Common, at the corner of Routes 135 and 27, in Natick, MA.


Creating art also includes writing an artists' statement about it:

Jeanne Williamson’s mixed media work incorporates the grids of orange construction fences.

Many construction sites use these plastic fences as a barrier to keep people out of danger and off the work site. Jeanne has been collecting different shapes and patterns of fences for many years.

For Electric Fences Jeanne combined painting of two fence patterns with drawing and handstamping, as an enhancement of two electric boxes on the Natick Common, in Natick, MA.


My designed and submitted proposal was accepted in the Fall of 2015. I spent the winter looking forward to warmer weather, so I could get started. The painting took me over 52 hours over a month in Spring 2016. If you're interested in seeing photos documenting my painting, please take a look at my Artist Facebook page, and scroll backwards.

You can also see a few pictures (though not as many) on Twitter and Instagram.

My photographer will be taking much better pictures soon, which I will share when available. 


If you know my artwork, you know I monoprint and paint on fabric, and have been doing that for over 20+ years. This is my first time painting on metal, outside, in public. As hard as it was to do, I totally enjoyed it, and I LOVE the reactions I’m getting from the community. Whether people like my design or not, they’re definitely reacting to it, and that includes kids and adults of all ages. I can’t thank the Natick Center Cultural District and Christ Lutheran Church for the opportunity to be one of Natick's two first public artists! Thank you also to friend and carpenter, Al Walker, for his suggestion and help repairing, cleaning, priming, and painting the cement bases black! I REALLY appreciate it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 April 2016


This month, I created 12 x 12 x 12 April 2016, a collaged painting which is made with monoprinted construction fence fabric and acrylic skins of photos of pine needles and leaves on the road. If April wasn't as busy as it is, I may have pushed this piece a bit further, but the month ends in four days and I have no more time to work on it.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It'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.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. I look forward to using more of them for the rest of the year. I'm also using autumn photographs in a series that's in process. More about that at a later date.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Home!


A collector in Maryland, who purchased Technicolor Fence Patterns #2 last autumn, recently purchased 12" x 12" x 12 July 2015. She actually bought it a few months ago, but I totally forgot to share it.

This buyer found me after seeing my print at Crate & Barrel. She liked the print, but wanted an actual piece of art, not a print. Now she owns two of my pieces.

Thank you to this collector!

Monday, April 18, 2016

New Homes!


Technicolor Fence Patterns #1 (above) and Technicolor Fence Patterns #3 (below) have new homes. I'd like to say thank you to CRICO in Boston, MA for purchasing them, and to my art consultations for making this happen!


Both pieces are mixed media on stiffened fabric. Technicolor Fence Patterns #1 measures 36" x 49", and Technicolor Fence Patterns #3 is 34.5" x 49".

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Coming Soon: Electrical Box Painting



In October 2015, the Public Art Committee in Natick, MA chose two artists to paint three electrical boxes on Natick Common. I will be painting colorful abstract designs, based on the geometric patterns in orange construction fences, on the two electrical boxes at the corner of Routes 135 and 27, starting next week, weather permitting. My sketches are above.

A second artist, Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, will be painting a box nearby mine.

The Christ Lutheran Church awarded the "Amazing Natick" grant, which funded this first installment of exhibitions. Thank you to them!

Stay tuned for updates!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 March 2016


12 x 12 x 12 March 2016 is a collaged painting made with monoprinted construction fence fabric and acrylic skins of photos of weeds and leaves on the side of the road. 

My plan, just like in February, was to stitch the fabric with my sewing machine before mounting it on the board. But, my sewing machine died at the very end of February when I was hemming a new pair of jeans, and it spent a few weeks in the sewing machine hospital. This piece was almost complete by the time I got it back. Last month I was going to sew, but the power went out the weekend I was doing the finishing touches on my February piece. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to sew my April piece now that I have my sewing machine back again.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. I look forward to using more of them for the rest of the year. I'm also using autumn photographs in a series that's in process. More about that in a month or so.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It'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.