Category Archives: abstract

SMALL WORKS ACCEPTED

As I previously mentioned, I spent a great deal of time developing a presentation that I like for my small paintings. The angle of the photo above depicts the layering I used. Though it took a few twists and turns,

SMALL WORKS ACCEPTED

As I previously mentioned, I spent a great deal of time developing a presentation that I like for my small paintings. The angle of the photo above depicts the layering I used. Though it took a few twists and turns,

QUARANTINE….complete

QUARANTINE is painting number 4 in the Covid series. This piece is the first in a pre-planned sequence. Playtime is over and I am following a more structured plan for this series. I have three 36 inch square canvases that

QUARANTINE….complete

QUARANTINE is painting number 4 in the Covid series. This piece is the first in a pre-planned sequence. Playtime is over and I am following a more structured plan for this series. I have three 36 inch square canvases that

MUTATION…complete

I continue to work on this series and completed this piece a few days ago. It is the smallest canvas so far, and started out as an experimental piece…how to letter, how to represent the virus, etc. As I worked

MUTATION…complete

I continue to work on this series and completed this piece a few days ago. It is the smallest canvas so far, and started out as an experimental piece…how to letter, how to represent the virus, etc. As I worked

Finding my Way

First things first….I did not like the first painting in the Covid series…the one I posted last week. It was a good practice piece, but needs improvement, or maybe something else…. I have moved on to painting no. 2 and

Finding my Way

First things first….I did not like the first painting in the Covid series…the one I posted last week. It was a good practice piece, but needs improvement, or maybe something else…. I have moved on to painting no. 2 and

In One Direction

I chose to paint this week because I have a direction for a series…Covid 19. I plan to paint six to ten pieces expressing different facets of this pandemic, more emotional than literal. Some pieces will remain untitled until I

In One Direction

I chose to paint this week because I have a direction for a series…Covid 19. I plan to paint six to ten pieces expressing different facets of this pandemic, more emotional than literal. Some pieces will remain untitled until I

In a Quandary

I am in a quandary. As you know, I love to paint, but I also have found great pleasure in working with textiles again. And loving to paint also works into the fabric sculptures because I paint the fabric. Yes,

In a Quandary

I am in a quandary. As you know, I love to paint, but I also have found great pleasure in working with textiles again. And loving to paint also works into the fabric sculptures because I paint the fabric. Yes,

Small Landscapes

These original acrylic landscapes are available at Mostly Madrid, Gypsy Plaza, Madrid, NM…two sizes: 8X8 framed and 8X10 framed. Priced from $58 to $81…from the studio

Small Landscapes

These original acrylic landscapes are available at Mostly Madrid, Gypsy Plaza, Madrid, NM…two sizes: 8X8 framed and 8X10 framed. Priced from $58 to $81…from the studio

EXHUBERANCE

   This piece, EXHUBERANCE, a blue/orange and black and white piece in the Limited Vocabulary series, found a new home.  I am very lucky…from the studio

EXHUBERANCE

   This piece, EXHUBERANCE, a blue/orange and black and white piece in the Limited Vocabulary series, found a new home.  I am very lucky…from the studio

INDUSTRIAL II

   This painting is another in my Limited Vocabulary series.  My pallette was limited to gold/magenta/black and white.  This is one of my favorite color combinations.  Unfortunately, the photo has a bit much light in the upper left hand corner,

INDUSTRIAL II

   This painting is another in my Limited Vocabulary series.  My pallette was limited to gold/magenta/black and white.  This is one of my favorite color combinations.  Unfortunately, the photo has a bit much light in the upper left hand corner,

A New Painting

This is the second painting in a new series I am calling “A Limited Vocabulary”.  My felted constructions have limited color and I wanted to continue this limited palette in my paintings.  I need to give myself “rules” when I

A New Painting

This is the second painting in a new series I am calling “A Limited Vocabulary”.  My felted constructions have limited color and I wanted to continue this limited palette in my paintings.  I need to give myself “rules” when I

Aloft

ALOFT is a painting I did a while back to hang above my dining room table.  It’s large…6 X 4 feet… and helps to bring the color I wanted into the dining room from the living room.  It has been

Aloft

ALOFT is a painting I did a while back to hang above my dining room table.  It’s large…6 X 4 feet… and helps to bring the color I wanted into the dining room from the living room.  It has been

The Best Part of the Tour

The studio tour starts tomorrow.  I am very impressed with the artists on the tour this year and how this tour is organized. I have attended other tours, but I think ours is the best for a specific reason.  Our tour

The Best Part of the Tour

The studio tour starts tomorrow.  I am very impressed with the artists on the tour this year and how this tour is organized. I have attended other tours, but I think ours is the best for a specific reason.  Our tour

Smalls for the Tour

This painting is a larger one for the studio tour this weekend.  It hangs above a display of small paintings in the Intervals Series.  The smalls are 8 X 8 inches, but have the same voice as the larger ones. 

Smalls for the Tour

This painting is a larger one for the studio tour this weekend.  It hangs above a display of small paintings in the Intervals Series.  The smalls are 8 X 8 inches, but have the same voice as the larger ones. 

Preparing for the Studio Tour

I’ve spent the last few days preparing for the studio tour next weekend.  This painting, METEOR SHOWER, is one of my favorites.  I am continuing to use the layered technique that I have been experimenting with along with some scratching

Preparing for the Studio Tour

I’ve spent the last few days preparing for the studio tour next weekend.  This painting, METEOR SHOWER, is one of my favorites.  I am continuing to use the layered technique that I have been experimenting with along with some scratching

Where Did This Come From?

This new painting has roots in other designs I used in my quiltwork.  For many years I did quilted and embroidered pieces that has the same linear layout as this painting.  For example, this quilted and embroidered piece from many

Where Did This Come From?

This new painting has roots in other designs I used in my quiltwork.  For many years I did quilted and embroidered pieces that has the same linear layout as this painting.  For example, this quilted and embroidered piece from many

A new painting

Another painting on canvas.  I don’t often use solid layering, but on this piece, I wanted to scrape into the paint to reveal the underlying color.  I used red oxide along with some yellow to give me a lovely background to

A new painting

Another painting on canvas.  I don’t often use solid layering, but on this piece, I wanted to scrape into the paint to reveal the underlying color.  I used red oxide along with some yellow to give me a lovely background to

You are my Sunshine

Yesterday was rather overcast, so this painting brightened up the day at the gallery walk and found a new home.  It is recent, done with the same layering technique as I have used in other paintings.  Much of the texture

You are my Sunshine

Yesterday was rather overcast, so this painting brightened up the day at the gallery walk and found a new home.  It is recent, done with the same layering technique as I have used in other paintings.  Much of the texture

Welcome to my studio

Welcome to my studio blog…studio 18 art.   I’m just getting started on this, so stay tuned! I worked on this painting for the past few days.  I applied many, MANY, layers of paint, removing bits along the way to

Welcome to my studio

Welcome to my studio blog…studio 18 art.   I’m just getting started on this, so stay tuned! I worked on this painting for the past few days.  I applied many, MANY, layers of paint, removing bits along the way to