Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 2014 collages

Collage on paper, 8.5 x 12, paint, collage, fabric, "Mom in a Soda Shop"

Two 5x7 collages, paper, paint, collage, ink, "Position is Everything in Life" and "Bluebird"

Collage on paper, 7.5 x 9.5, collage, paint, transfer, "After Thanksgiving"

Collage on paper, 8.5x12, collage, photograph, transfer, ink, paint, "What a Rack"

Friday, October 31, 2014

accordion books

I did some more accordion books. I'm working on three more now.

And here are some more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


An assemblage I just finished. I need a name for this leggy guy.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Collages for Victoria Falls Art Show, October 11, 2014

Each one is mounted on a wood panel.
 Sleeping Beauty, Collage on wood panel, 6x6", 9/2014

Is this my Future? Collage on wood panel, 5x7", 9/2014

The Journey, Collage on wood panel, 5x7", 9/2014
Skeleton, Collage on wood panel, 5x7", 9/2014
Pink Dog, Painting on wood panel, 5x7", 9/2014

Paintings for Victoria Falls Art Show, October 11, 2014

I did these paintings in Jane Davies's classes, either the one in Vermont in August or the one in Virginia Beach in October. They are mounted on a wood panel.
What Color do you Like? Painting on wood panel, 8x10", 9/2014

 Green and Orange, painting and collage, 6x6", 9/2014
 Make Marks, Painting on wood panel, 8x10", 9/2014
 Step Through, Painting on wood panel, 8x10", 9/2014
 Primary, Painting on wood panel, 8x10, 9/2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Second Accordion Book

I did another accordion book and almost ruined it because after I had finished it I put the covers on, folded it up, and put a weight on it to let it dry. Unfortunately, the collage pieces weren't completely dry so when I unfolded it after the covers dried some of the collage pieces stuck to each other. I had to make some adjustments and I guess it's OK.
 Side one, collage and paint, all about women, 9/2014

 Close up of side one. Love the look on that girl's face.

 Side two, neutrals as in the one before.

The folded book -  painted deli paper, button, string.

Assemblage in Process

I've been working on this assemblage for a week or so. Here are some pictures of my process. In the first picture the box had a top but I ended up taking it off.
 Other things I tried didn't make me laugh but this did. 

 I took the lid off. This container of brads may make a good head.

Here he is with legs and a body. Now I just need a head and balls for arms. I'm not sure how to adhere those two things but I ordered some Apoxie Sculpt and I think that will help. Rosemary Luckett, my teacher, often uses dowels to adhere pieces, so I might end up doing that.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Accordion book. I want to make several of these.

Accordion Book, side one

Accordion Book, side two

Accordion Book, side two

Cover of accordion book

side one

side two

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Some photos of my studio at Savage Mill, MD. I love having a studio!

My studio is in this building on the second floor. Savage Mill was a textile mill from 1822 to 1947.
My drafting table which I bought used. It is usually not this neat.
It's a mess, but a creative mess.
A couple of pieces I am working on.
View from the door.
Jointed doll I made. When I had an orthopedic boot on my foot, I put a boot on her.
Box of Mediums, Glazes, etc.
Raskog cart with paint in it.
Collage papers on my table.
What I like best about my studio: Big deep windows, ancient wood floors, having my stuff in one place, having room to do art.  

Saturday, September 6, 2014