Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bronze Valley

This week Bronze Valley was completed. I love the way the thick fabrics tie into the upholstery in my living room. 

My husband is going to have a hard time parting with this one.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A last look...

Tonight I am finishing the under painting for Bronze Valley. It will be covered up shortly; here's one last glimpse before the fabric goes on.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Work In Progress - Bronze Valley

Placing the fabric pieces into the right composition takes a lot of trial and error, and luck. Here is the final arrangement for the landscape piece I've been working on, Bronze Valley:

Not included is the material I originally intended to use from my grandmother's stash. It wasn't quite working with the geometry of the piece. In its place, I chose one of her decorative lace remnants.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Painting - Landscape in Brown and White

I've been daydreaming about a new painting, utilizing browns and whites. The material will be horizontally cut and sewn together in varying thin stripes. It will have the feel of a desert or rock landscape. I've made the preliminary design, and have found half of the fabric I will need for the painting. Time to head to the fabric store!

The flowery piece of fabric is from the stash of material I inherited from my grandmother (see artist's statement above). I love that I can incorporate a bit of my grandma into my paintings.

Next on the to-do list: construct the stretcher bars and stretch the canvas. Manual labor.

Monday, January 12, 2015

In the studio...

This week we have been building frames!

We have a new miter saw for the studio, which is very exciting news. The yellow and metal power tool reminds me of my time in the sculpture studio in college, where I was first introduced to good quality saws, drills, and torches. It is also where a fellow classmate learned the hard way not to place conceptual chairs covered in dryer lint in the welding studio. Thankfully the welding studio was prepared for such a disaster and was none the worse for wear. The chair, however, went down literally in a blaze of glory. 

What do you think?

What color of frame would you want in your own house?