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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

New Work - 12 x 12 x 12 February 2016


I created 12 x 12 x 12 February 2016 over the past four days, which included two snowstorms and a 24 hour blackout.

It's made with monoprinted construction fence fabric, and acrylic skins of photos of leaves on the side of the road and on the grass, with the curbs separating them. My plan was to stitch the fabric with my sewing machine before mounting it on the board, but the power went out Friday afternoon, and I lost patience waiting for it to come back on.

This past autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. It's been fun using them so far. I look forward to using more of them over the next ten months.

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.