Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Pace

This photo is of a few of the pieces I'm putting together for my ninth gate of ten. I'm using the painted cloth and digital photos, relief print and a few other images. I'm at the point of putting it together and then the stitching will begin. Its getting warmer and I'm slowing down, family will be visiting next week and a big 4th BBQ is planned. Happy Holiday!
p.s. Sold "Hands of Heaven"!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Waves

Taking a little tour around the Monterey Bay ... first photo is a beautiful drive in the quaint town of Pacific Grove, second photo is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the third is of a small beach at Capitola by the Sea. The fog is here most mornings and then burns off before noon. Sunny most days but the wind can sometimes pick up in the afternoon and late in the day the fog might or might not roll back in but I can just about promise no rain in the summer. So grab your towel and sunblock!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


The ongoing search for Roy G Biv has turned up indigo and for me the search has been extensive because most of my blues come from a base of Phthalo Blue (green shade). I decided to mix my indigo to have a sample: One dollop Ultramarine blue +a mixture of Quinacridone Crimson mixed in equal parts with Ultramarine Blue. So its  a dark purple mixed with the blue and then I sometimes add a little white for clarity!
This  left photo is of a painting I did awhile ago and for whatever reason used this combination over my usual Phthalo blue. The third photo is of a beautiful Japanese cloth I've been keeping now for over 12 years. It is beautiful and I treasure it and SOMEDAY I will create something with this cloth! Happy searching day to you all ... drop by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and Julie for lists of more sites searching and posting their finds!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

All Framed Up

Actually I framed these five pieces and put them up on my studio wall in preparation for a show in June. Last Sunday I hung these beauties of mine at a local Art supply store which has a gallery wall. The show will be up until June 29th. I am a big believer in the creative process and especially the 5th and final step ... put the work out in the world! Sometimes it happens through sales, or  publications like my catalog and notebook and then there is the occasional show. This is a ten piece series so when I finish the other half  I'll show them when there is available space. The titles are "Wilderness Lamp", "Portal in Citrine", "Ancient Circles:, "Hands of Heaven", and "Columbaria". I feel good about the opportunity and I miss them a little too!