Sunday, May 31, 2009

Art, Art, Art

The sunshines on us here in Washington State. We are having the weather that makes all the winter rains worthwhile.

I get a hint of energy this time of year. I'm working on a special project that I will blog by Thursday. That is the day it will be auctioned off by the Arts Council. The money will be going towards the new art center being built in Everett.

My task, and I did choose to do it, was to decorate a magnum of wine using encaustic. I said yes, but then started thinking about my restrictions. For one, a magnum is HUGE! The label had to show, and since it was glass I couldn't use encaustic on it. I also didn't want to apply my blow torch and it's heat to the side of a nice big bottle of wine. A nice little group of problems. I love problems in art. I really feel my most alive when I am solving puzzles in my art. I think of it as one of my strengths.

Since you can't see that project yet I will leave you with this painting above. The painting is 32" X 36". It's called Soaring. It goes this week to Local Color in Seattle where I will be showing with my arty friend Karon Leigh for the month of June.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm back and this time I promise to stay. I think that sometimes I get in the rut of thinking I have nothing to say. I always think other people are much more interesting. I think it's because I have heard everything I have to say over and over in my head.
So, I return with a flagrant self promotional post.
This card, which is too small to read, is an invitation to my show at Wise Designz in Everett Saturday, 16 May from 4:00-7:00. I'd love it if you could come and check it out. There is a lot of color there but my favorite piece is a white on white. I'm still loving that combination. All the work is in encaustic.
I'll see you soon with a post on a new book I have been published in.