Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bell Jar

This new succulent beastie is having an adventure in Seattle!  
I'm thrilled to have this piece on display alongside the work of so may other talented female artists, at Ghost Gallery this month.

"BELL JAR features 24 local & national artists working with the ever-iconic cloche vessel.  Mixed media work will be encapsulated in these seemingly fragile yet protective environments, portraying varying levels of sentimentality, experimentation and personal narratives.  Viewers will be able to interpret for themselves the meaning of these miniature worlds, organic forms, conceptual objects and occasionally suffocating compositions, presented by a diverse group of women from across the country."

Hand-sewn soft sculpture, wool & wire inside glass bell jar
apx 8" x 6"

He's available through the gallery:

Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA
On view March 12 - April 3

Monday, March 9, 2015

Finished - study of Natanya

Last week, amid all the usual chaos, I finished my oil study of Natanya.  
This is the painting I started last month, at the 3-day burlesque modeling session at Stvdio480.

Overall I'm happy with how it turned out.  There's some things I'd do differently, and there's some things I know I need to focus more on as I get back to life drawing 
(hands, for instance.  ugh.)
Because it was a study, and really supposed to be completed at the studio, I left a few things unfinished and instead focused the final painting on demonstrating the lessons I picked up from the experience.  

And then I framed her up and took her over to the Fulton Street Collective space, where she's hanging now as part of the current exhibit:
"Sensual Chicago"
~a celebration of Chicago's burlesque performers & models~
The show runs through March 12

Day One

Day Two

Day Three (last day in the studio with model)

Making time this year to do these oil paintings has really been fantastic.  
I can't wait to start the next one.