It is very addicting, especially when you start to see all of your boards come together. I found pictures on the site to illustrate found object items I use, like game pieces and fabric. That was fun. I still need to figure out how to add the widget to this site and all of that computer speak in order to successfully link the two, but I am working on it. The site is a business site rather than a personal one so it will feature primarily art and art inspirations.
The paper collages I recently “pinned” haven’t been uploaded to this website yet so here they are –
I created these in February 2001. This was around the time my maternal grandfather passed away. I was living in Eastwood in a two bedroom flat where there was not much space to make art. These could be constructed while sitting on the sofa. I cut up some abstract oil paintings created on paper canvas. Some of them have abstract watercolor hearts as well and so, these pieces combine literally all that I am as an artist! Sewing, drawing, collage, painting, and two of my favorite motifs – hearts and kittens.
I spent part of the day photographing my Echolalia series – twenty-four 18″ x 18″ paintings I created in 2005.
I began these oil and collage paintings by gluing rough textured canvas to the stretched canvas then applying gesso to the surface. I used pencil to draw the composition – I used two different stencils (I drew) of cats as well as a ruler to create the geometric field.
I always draw thumbnail sketches before I begin the actual paintings to map out the direction of the series. I used chalkboard paint in both black and green, and oil paint. Then I added the collage items, which included text, coins, starfish, ribbon and wooden toys.
A rune is a mystery and echo alludes to the repetition of the devices.
You can see more of these works – I uploaded the entire series – in the portfolio section of my website. They are for sale for $200 each.
I should have done this a long time ago. Well, here I am! I recently took pictures of some of my watercolor paintings. These are not framed – I’m selling them for $50 and $75 each – they are 7″ x 10″ and 9″ x 12″ and constructed on Arches watercolor paper.
My favorite thing about these paintings is they represent how my hand moves. I would say I’m a formalist since these paintings are abstract expressionist in style; however, they do evoke a feeling of bliss, happiness, joy…and so, I am very connected to them emotionally. I still remember what I was feeling and thinking when I made them (between 1999 and 2002)!
Hopefully I will be able to navigate my way through the wordpress directions and have this website up and running within the month. I was going to say within the day but I’m not that computer savvy.