Sunday, December 3, 2017

Seasonal Fences - Spring #3 print


One of the nice things about having friends who live or travel all over the US and world is hearing from them that they saw my artwork in places I probably wouldn't know about. 

Here is the print of Seasonal Fences - Spring #3 that Crate & Barrel licensed and sold for a number of years, hanging at Wright's Station Vineyard & Winery in Los Gatos, California.

Thank you to my friend who not only set me this picture, but also told them about me and my work.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2018 Calendars!


Check out my 2018 January - December 2018 wall calendar. It measures 13" x 10.4", and costs $30. I will be printing them on demand through the beginning of 2018. If you would like to order one (or more), they can be shipped anywhere in the US or picked up at my house. Whichever you prefer.

Here are images of all 12 months. More information can be found here.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

More Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project


Here's another update on my Dates in a Life Project now that we're through November 2017. This painting is documenting the expiration and purchase dates of my family's milk purchases in 2017. This work in progress is mixed media on stiffened fabric and measures about 36" x 49". Eleven months done. One more to go.


Above is what it looked like in October 2017

The written dates are the expiration dates of our milk bottles.

The white painted lines in-between the stitching mark how many bottles of milk were purchased that day. If we bought one bottle there's white below the day. If we bought a second bottle, there's white to the left of the day, and if we bought three, there's white to the right of the day.

The white dotted lines connect the date we purchased the milk with the expiration date. 

The empty squares in the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday columns show the expiration days of the milk company we commonly buy our milk from. 

The dotted lines not only help to explain this project, but design-wise, the gridded "calendar" is now an abstract design because this is an art piece, not just a research project.

Check back for more updates through the end of the year. I am looking forward to adding more dates and dots as we need more milk. 

I'm also thinking about what the topic of my 2018 Dates in a Life Project will be.

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 November 2017


In the morning a few weeks ago, I noticed the sun was shining through the blinds in my living room window on the curtain. I loved the wavy lines on the gathered fabric, and took a picture immediately to capture it.

12 x 12 x 12 November 2017 is created with a piece of fabric monoprinted with a construction fence, and collaged acrylic skins of the photos, mounted on a 12" x 12" board.


I decided to leave the piece all black and white, with slight hints of light blue from the sky, and a tiny bit of mauve from the blinds (don't scream, they were purchased in the late 1980s) behind the white curtain that has small dots every few inches.

As much as I love working in color, I actually sell and license more work that is black and white, so I decided not to add anymore color than what's in the photos, as subtle as it may be.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. 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 a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.

Friday, November 3, 2017

More Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project


Here is another update on my Dates in a Life Project, now that we're 10 months through 2017. This painting is documenting the expiration and purchase dates of my family's milk purchases in 2017. 

The small printed dates are the expiration dates of our milk bottles.

The dotted white painted lines in-between the stitching mark how many bottles of milk were purchased that day. If we bought one bottle there's white below the day. If we bought a second bottle, there's white to the left of the day, and if we bought three, there's white to the right of the day.

The dotted lines connect the date we purchased the milk with the expiration date. 

The solid white squares in the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday columns show the expiration days of the milk company we commonly buy our milk from. 

The dotted lines not only help to explain this project, but design-wise, the gridded "calendar" is now an abstract design because this is an art piece, not just a research project.

Check back for more updates through the end of the year. I am looking forward to adding more dates and dots as we need more milk. 

I also have some ideas for a topic of my 2018 Dates in a Life Project, and will announce it in late December when confirmed.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Prints for sale on Artfully Walls


If you are interested in purchasing prints of my work, I am now selling seven different prints in a variety of sizes on Artfully Walls. 

You can also get different prints and actual paintings on Saatchi Art, and Artful Home has another collection of paintings. 

These three online stores are a wonderful way for people to see, and have access to, my work, and I am very thankful for these opportunities.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 October 2017


12 x 12 x 12 October 2017 is a fun slight departure from the imagery I usually useIt's created with a piece of fabric monoprinted with a square shaped construction fence, collaged acrylic skins of photos of my kitchen colander (strainer), small colored circles of commercial fabric, and paint.

I took pictures of the colander on my front step during the eclipse in August, trying to see the blocked sun though the holes. It didn't work very well because we didn't have that much of an eclipse in Massachusetts. and I didn't know to lift the colander off the ground to try to focus. 

I did like the photos of the dots though. Not to let it be for naught, I decided to use them in my artwork anyway because they're different than other photos I've used in the past.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. 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 a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.