Friday, May 13, 2011

New Painting...

Well it's been a while since my last post.  Just finished a new painting for a small work invitational.  Seems like I'm averaging about 1 or 2 paintings a year.  Not good.  I really enjoy working with a different medium.  Struggled with a title but decided upon, "Demystification of the Sapient Feme".  Silly perhaps but almost titled it "Secrets of a Sapient Hominid".  Wanted to point back to the gyan (sp?) mudra.  Long story short, I started another painting, slightly larger.  Meanwhile, working on a couple of new ideas for prints.  School is out but things are still busy.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sylvia Taylor, Printmaker, artist

"Badger Meets Boar", relief print

"Mass", relief print

"Sheep Suit", relief print
This is one of my favorite printmakers of all time.  She personifies these delicate animals and visualizes exquisite narratives.  She hand rubs each print (no press),  brava Sylvia...I always look forward to seeing her new work.  Rumor has it she has an upcoming show in Cork, Ireland.  Wish I could be there!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Elizabeth Shreve, Painter

I've been admiring Elizabeth Shreve's small paintings. She is represented by the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago.  Refreshing, feminine chaos.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Margaret Kilgallen, painter, street artist

Margaret Kilgallen, An important player in the Bay Are Mission School art movement.  Unfortunately, she died at the age 33 from breast cancer.  Her art has power and high graphic impact similar to hand-painted signage.

Sketch for new print

Trying to get back into sketching this week.  Need to grain a stone this afternoon for an upcoming print portfolio called "Reflections".  I may add some objects in the peripheral but this will be the key image.  Might have jury duty tomorrow but will take my sketchbook to make good use of time.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Martha Horvay, painter

"Overflow", acrylic on panel

"Steam Iron", acrylic on panel

"Barricades", acrylic on panel
I found Martha Horvay's work last night. Fell in love with the patterns and simple shapes that suggest common objects.  One of her degrees is in Industrial design.  She is currently teaching art at the University of Nebraska.