Saturday, April 30, 2011

Amy Hill, "Bohemian" paintings

I've been watching Amy Hill's work for quite a while.  She paints like Giotto but with contemporary people and objects.  These are from her "Bohemian" series. Love the background landscapes. Look closely, see McDonalds?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hibiki Miyasaki

I am so tired of printing right now.  Need a giant break but too much happening on campus and deadlines. Have you ever seen an artist whose work touches you perfectly? a kindred spirit? I have so enjoyed following Hibiki Myasaki's work for quite some time now.   She is an artist that I am guessing paints and makes prints. Hope you enjoy her work as much as I do.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Academic Woman"

Margo Humphrey

Margo Humphrey, The History of Her Life Written
Across Her Face
, 1991. Lithograph 30 x 29.5 in. © Margo Humphrey 2009
This lithograph is in the special collection of the University of Arizona Art Museum.  I was drawn to it primarily for the vivid color but on closer examination, I loved the personal narrative written.  Wonderful title, too.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer, Portrait of Carl Van Vechten, 1922
Beinecke Library, Yale University

I browse the internet for new artists as often as possible.  Found Florine Stettheimer today, I love how the floating black curtains divide or compartmentalize the objects in the room.  I do love the red and the little black cat.  Many times these artists are not my contemporaries.  I find that I am often drawn back to an a period of art style between the 20s and the 40s.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Andrea Dezso's Art

I am so amazed by Andrea Dezso's art.  She has a series of "sayings" from her mother that are embroidered like old samplers.  In execution this traditional medium (embroidery stitching) is quite disarming with such bizarre quotes. She also does wonderful sketches, shadow boxes, animation, ceramics and other fascinating art installations.

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Wunderkammer" portfolio

This is a print that I editioned for a portfolio called "Wunderkammer" organized by Mary Jones.  I've always admired her work and I was honored that she included me in this project.  Each artist submitted a digital picture of something and were asked to include at least 2 images from the library of images.  I used 5 images one was my own and the others were from other artist.  I commend Mary for coming up with such a great idea.  Think that there were several incredible solutions and seeing how everyone used each others images was quite interesting.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Academic Woman litho in progress...

I am almost finished with my stone drawing.  I need to get this finished by tomorrow afternoon so that I can etch it and print on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Debating how many colors to add.  May keep it neutral with browns and tans.  Should be a busy week at L VIS Press.  A is printing in the mornings, we have 2 visiting artists printing in our studio as well.  Trying not to go back to drawing tonight.  Think I need a little bit of perspective and a fresh start in the am.  Nite.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sketching again...

Playing around in the sketchbook.  Found this 1950s black and white photo of a young domestic apprentice. Thought her rolling pin looked a bit like a litho roller. As hard as my mother tried to teach me to cook it never took.  I remember getting cooking gifts like miniature kitchen gadgets and a rolling pin. Today, I still resist cooking but I genuinely admire people who do it well.  Sometimes I'll print past the dinner hour.  Just so you know, my daughter is an amazing cook just like my mother.  Guess it skips a generation.

Rough sketch for new lithograph...

This room has no gravity but loaded with iconography.  Haven't decided the direction of the print.  Vertical or horizontal?  Funny dilemma.