Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mixed Media City Collage

Just finished this mixed media city piece. The background is abstract acrylic mark making on textured paper, handwritten marks, and a collage of rice paper. I used the new DASS universal precoat to make it ready for overprinting, and once dry, ran it through the Epson 2200 to print the city image.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Visit from Jonathan Talbot

Last week some of us on the North Shore of Massachusetts were treated to a visit from collage artist Jonathan Talbot. I have always wanted to take one of his workshops in Warwick, NY, so I was thrilled to hear he would be in Lynnfield (5 minutes from my house!).

I have lots of books about collage, including Talbot's Collage: A New Approach, which describes his technique of collage without liquid adhesives. Although I've practiced the lessons in the book, it's always helpful to see first-hand how things are done, and his demonstration was wonderful.

In addition to the demo, and showing us two of his thousands of completed collages, Talbot regaled us with stories of his early days, his thought process and inspiration, and his reasons for making art, prompting discussion regarding our own artistic endeavors.

It was a two-hour tease into an ocean of knowledge that he is willing to share...so I guess it's time to save up for one of his workshops!

Friday, September 18, 2009

More SoWa Open Studios....

In addition to being outside at the South End Open Market during Open Studios this weekend, my new piece "Sabbaday Walls" Diptych will be at the new gallery "Galatea" (official opening will be in November) at 460B Harrison Ave, Boston. 

digital monoprint and acrylic on claybord

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SoWa Open Studios THIS Weekend

It's Open Studios weekend again in the South End (Sept. 19 & 20). I will be exhibiting at the Open Market location at 540 Harrison Avenue. Looking forward to a weekend of catching up with some some old friends and making new ones!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Abstract Play

I started some of these text collages in photoshop a while back. This week I was having trouble jumpstarting my creativity, so I went back to them just to play. I like how they are turning out, and the fact that they came about just by playing, rather than trying to make something perfect.