Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Working out printing techniques is crazy complicated. I now have so much more appreciation for print makers. I am really enjoying the challenge, and covering the prints with wax is allowing me to add my personal touch to the process. My studio will be open next weekend, so if you are in the area, come and see.
1890 Bryant Street, San Francisco
April 20 & 21, Noon - 6pm
Friday Night Preview:
April 19th, 6pm - 9pm
Friday, April 5, 2013
You are invited to stroll the halls and enjoy the view from inside artist's studios in the Mission:
1890 Bryant Street (50 incredible artists)
Studio # 311
Bryant & Mariposa
Friday, April 19th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
April 20 & 21, 2013
12:00 - 6:00 pm
Hope to see you there!
Here is a map of all the studios and buildings that are participating in Spring Open Studios.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
It has been a year since I started my job. A year of adjusting to tucking my life in between work. It has been a quick year. The job is exciting and I get to learn new things and be stretched in ways that I am grateful to be experiencing. But getting to my studios is a big challenge. Last weekend I made some prints and it was seamless. The inspiration does not always show up that way and with time short, it has to be there in ways that feel urgent. So the other day I was there with nothing to say and I found myself shouting "come on, get there, no time to clean the studio and wait for you to arrive." As if I can bargain with my creativity.
Bryant Street Blues - dry point etching with encaustic 11" x 14"
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Last fall I took a dry point etching class with Jenny Robinson. We learned how to do this low tech printmaking process with illustration board instead of copper plates. I did not think I had the capacity to think, plan, and execute like print makers - this stuff is the opposite of painting, all layered and backwards. But the class was awesome and I have made a couple of plates since then. I am finally getting around to blogging about them.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Is it really November already? Did Open Studios really come and go and now the holidays are here? Is it possible I have to deliver art to two galleries but am afraid I have nothing new to say? Tomorrow I am going to my studio, and it feels like I'll be visiting an old friend or distant relative, what if we have nothing to talk about? Wish me luck!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I finished this commission today and found myself pretty excited and challenged to be painting, rendering, creating highlights and shadows, in wax. I haven't worked on a still life of this magnitude (16" x 16") for years. It was really fun to get the pigments out and be reminded how rewarding it is to struggle and finally make things appear three dimensional in wax.