Saturday, July 21, 2007

3 down the rabbit hole (the title)

The show is up and we are done!
Here is the layout of the room. It is darker in there than is good for taking photos so the images are a little to dark to get details... but you can get the jist of the setup.
Tiffany O'Brien and Millicent Greeson are the other wonderful artists in the show with me.
The title is 3 Down the Rabbit Hole and it is at the Theatre Arts Gallery in High Point, NC. The show was open to the public on Tuesday July, 17th but the artists opening is August 25th from 5-7. The end date is Sept 25th.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Painting

This painting I started when I was at Janet's house. ( I posted about this down the page. ) We were on the back porch and Janet has all kinds of flowers and plants back there. She has been growing lots of orchids and also had this tall plant with spidery leaves. I had fun trying to paint just a little of what is actually out there. There was so much to look at that I was sidetracked for awhile but I think this is coming along.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Some pictures of the preliminary set-up

Reason's why I love Janet's house.....

A tree house and a swing set.
A balance beam that I can play on.
Skinny dipping in the lake.
Ducks and chickens wandering the yard.
Zula the dog quietly following behind.
Asia my favorite goatie in the world.
Sheep bahhhing in the backyard.
Fresh cherries, champagne mangoes, and chocolate for a snack.
Sharing ham and swiss sandwiches with Eric and Janet overlooking the pond.
And most of all painting with Janet on the porch.
I couldn't have asked for a better way to relax after finishing up the hanging of the show.
I am a lucky girl.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Last Pull and updated painting

Here is the final pull of the print of Alice and the Mad Hatter.
It is the artist proof and not yet on rice paper which always gives a print the little extra boost. I love rice paper and were it not so hard to store I would keep it on hand. I always seem to get something on it or crease it somehow and so I leave it to the stores to store for me until I need it.

Here is an update on the painting of Alice and Queen.
I am going to try and finish this morning before it gets too warm outside. I paint outside mostly for light but also because the kiln had been running non-stop for the last couple of days and man it is hot in the studio.
My arms hurt, my feet hurt and I am just plain tired. I sleep in fits and have been drinking way too much coffee and green tea. I cannot wait to put this show to bed. It is time for me to be done.
Only three more days to go.

Friday, July 06, 2007


Just started this one this morning and the progress has been a lot better since I found my pastels. I am using them under and on top of acrylic paint, the pastels making a sort of paste when combined with the acrylic. I love the smoky lines that I get from the charcoal and have a great time layering and then erasing with paint.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

First Pull

Here is the first pull of a linoleum print I am working on. I like the way it is looking and amazingly will probably not change all that much. Usually with a print I make as many as 15 artist's proofs but I think that because I worked on this particular image so much that it has come a little naturally to me. It is a much needed break. I am running out of time and any extra hour or set of minutes is a God send.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

the mean old crazy duchess

the mean old duchess screams in dismay as the baby turned pig sticks out of her chest.