Today I made a few collagraph prints on watercolor paper, and then overlaid the silk organza sunprints I made with Wen. They had some interesting textures, but needed a bit more. So I overprinted each version with an image I shot from our Paris trip.
It was so fun, I think I might do it all again tomorrow!
You know it's spring in New England when the neighbors start coming outside and you see everyone for the first time in months. Look at the neighbor who is visiting just outside my window! You can't tell from this picture but he (she?) was chirping up a storm, very loudly, calling to someone. I can't imagine what he was saying. Maybe "HEY, look inside the window at that messy studio!" haha. Anyway, I hope he is back tomorrow, I just love, love, love birds and their songs in the spring.
Joe's drawing won first prize in the Composition and Design category of his high school art show (they have an awesome fine art department...some of the work was phenomenal). It's called "Still Smiling." It's kind of creepy, but cool. Proud mom.
This is one of the images I have in "The Green Show." It's part of a larger series of beach scenes which I'll have available at some upcoming shows this summer. They are gelatin transfer prints to acrylic-glazed cradled claybord.
I have two pieces in "The Green Show" at the King Hooper Mansion in Marblehead. The Opening Reception is Sunday, April 5, but I visited the exhibit today because I will be in Rhode Island tomorrow for my brother and his wife's baby shower. The exhibit is displayed in various rooms throughout the mansion, which is home to the Marblehead Arts Association. The pieces are gorgeous, and depict:
NATURE AT ITS BEST conveyed in landscapes and seascapes, pristine vistas of nature That which is DETRIMENTAL to nature and the environment and artwork using RECYCLED MATERIALS and FOUND OBJECTS