Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Work, New Year of 12 x 12 x 12's


12 x 12 x 12 January 2017 was created with a leftover piece of the curtain that covered the window in the studio I recently moved out of, the blue and green "holes" of a monoprinted construction fence, and lots and lots of metallic gold or metallic silver acrylic paint dots. I wanted this piece to be festive this first month of the year, and I also wanted to pay homage to my previous studio of 4 years, and give a nod to my new at-home studio.

I've only had my studio at home for a little over a week, but it's been good say far. I can work whenever I have a few moments or hours, day or night. I'm liking it.

This piece begins my eleventh year of working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's been a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Looking back over what I created in the past ten years, some of the pieces have been really good, and others not so much. 

A detail of 12 x 12 x 12 January 2017 is below.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Electric Boxes in the Snow


Here is Electric Fences, my two painted electric boxes, on the town Common in Natick, Massachusetts the day after we got 8" or so of snow. 

Electric Fences combines patterns of two construction fence that were painted with house paint, drawing with acrylic markers, and some handstamping. See pictures of the boxes in the spring.



Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, New Studio


My new home art studio space is almost all set up. The tabletop is clear, shelves organized, artwork on boards wrapped and put away, and a dedicated construction fence storage area is easily accessible in the attic. All that's left to do is organize some drawers, find a good space to store tubes of rolled up art, and then get to work. Happy creative 2017 to all!


Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Art in Review and What’s Coming Up in 2017

In 2016 I continued to use the geometric grids from construction fences as the main part of the imagery of my work. 

The work below that was created or sold in 2016 is not in shown in any particular order. I invite you to click on the links so you can see the work larger or read more information.

New work
each piece is mixed media on 12" x 12" x 1" board


Electric Fences
Public Art painting of two electrical boxes on the Natick Common, at the corner of Routes 135 and 27, in Natick, MA from May 2016 - ?


Fence/Curtain 2.1
Natural Threads 2016, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA was a temporary public art installation on exhibit from June 4 - October 10, 2016.


Three of the four pieces in a commission were hung in a Massachusetts home! The forth piece is hanging in a home in Vermont. Each piece is 20" x 40" mixed media on wood panels. Thank you to the family who commissioned these paintings!


Work sold

Technicolor Fence Patterns #1 and Technicolor Fence Patterns #3 found 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!  



A collector in Maryland, who purchased Technicolor Fence Patterns #2 in autumn 2015, purchased 12" x 12" x 12 July 2015 in 2016. Thank you to her!


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.  

Tallis and Fence #4 found a new home in California. Thank you to the collector! 



What’s Coming Up in 2017

In order to have more time to make art in 2017, I made to the decision to leave the wonderful studio space I shared at ArtSpace in Maynard, Massachusetts for the past 4 years, and to move my studio back home. I will miss the friendships, the beautiful space with huge windows and great light and enough room to print up to 16' of fabric at one time. But, having my studio at home means I can work when I have down time and don't need to spend 30+ minutes in the car to get to or from the studio. Now I can work as time permits, including at night in my pajamas.

In terms of art making, my plan is to continue my 12 x 12 Series into 2017 for my 11th year. I will also be creating a large piece that reflects the dates of my family's milk purchases throughout the year, watching time as the year progresses as I celebrate a milestone birthday. And if time permits, I'll continue working on a series of 9 paintings on 22" x 10" board that I was working on a year ago but have not worked on since. They're more than 50% done.

Please check in to see new work I'll be creating. 

Have a happy, healthy and creative 2017!

Jeanne

Thursday, December 29, 2016

12 x 12 x 12 December 2016


12 x 12 x 12 December 2016 incorporates a photo of rolled up construction fences I took in the back of my car as I moved out of my wonderful studio this month, a portion of the curtain that covered the window of that studio, and a photo of the grass, leaves and pine needles from a neighbor's lawn that was prepared to be an acrylic skin but didn't I take the time to remove the paper behind the photo so it could be translucent.

This piece completes my tenth year of working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's been a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Looking back over what I created in the past ten years, some of the pieces have been really good, and others not so much. 

I purchased 12 new 12" x 12" boards because I have decided to continue this series into 2017 for my 11th year. Please check back in January to see new work I'll be creating.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ArtSpace Maynard Holiday Sale


I'm participating in the ArtSpace Maynard Holiday Sale on Friday December 2 from 5-8, Saturday December 3 from 10-5 & Sunday December 4 from 12-5. Please stop by either day to say hello, and to see new artworkgreeting cards, and my newly designed 2017 wall calendar. If you're not nearby, click on the links to see them online.

December will be the last month you can visit me in this studio. I've decided not to renew my sublease after being in this wonderful space for four years.

Visit the ArtSpace website if you want to learn more about the Holiday Sale or this great community.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 November 2016


This month has been crazy busy with many things going on, including Thanksgiving week travel. Because I didn't have time to start making my 12 x 12 x 12 November 2016 piece before going away on the Monday the 21st, it meant I started it Tuesday the 29th in the evening, and finished it less than 24 hours later. Normally I would want a week or so to consider what I might want to create and make it. 

While working on this piece, I kept wondering if I had already made the exact same design, but didn't look at previous images until I was putting the finishing touches on it. I found that in April (below), I made one with similar printed fabric and acrylic skins, but it's different enough. Phew!

In Autumn 2015 I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series as acrylic skins. Part of the challenge has been to figure out different ways to incorporate them each month. Sometimes it's more obvious than others. This month it's very obvious.

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.