Sunday, July 6, 2008

Home feelings!

Pillows (Set of 3 ) Ocean View
Hand- painted Silk
each 16" x 12"
$125.00/ Set or $45.00 each
I'm working hard this weekend to finish 10 large scale tapestries. (Ranging in sizes from diptych panels 65"x 24" each to 72" x 45")
The interesting thing is that they are really making miss home and family. Part of that I am sure is its the 4th of July, a time traditionally spent with family and friends in cook-outs and home visits. My roots are in the Blue ridge of Virginia. And of course most of my landscapes and home decor items are the Virginia Landscape. Today as I am painting, sewing, steaming, ironing and hand stitching, I put on a bluegrass station on the computer ( live 365) and I am enjoying hearing the music of my father's band that I grew up with, as well as the energy that this honky tonk style has to it that keeps me going! The music sings of life, love and liquor. And that has inspired me to some of my best painting to date. The pieces will be on display at a solo show entitled- Transmutation painting as inspiration. Tapestries and the paintings that inspired them. July 24 through September 12, 2008 At the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, in the MD Capitol city of Annapolis.
Until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with Love

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Works in progress...

Hand Painted Silk Pillow
16" x 12"
I am in the crazed place again. ( Blogging IS one way to avoid producing work! )
Next week I have to deliver 14 paintings for a SOLO show in Virginia on Tuesday at the Raytheon Building in Tysons Corner. I am one of the artists that takes part in the Arts Council of Farifax County's "Art in the Work Place". It is a wonderful program that uses the art of local artists in a county program to hang good work in public places. It gives the artists exposure and a few sales, and gets our names around in the Metro DC area. It is run by a real gentleman named John Dusenberry. He has a great eye for art, and more importantly recognizes artists as one of our country's great resources. I am lucky that he often will use my work in very prominent places in the area as part of their program. I appreciate his support and encouragement!
THEN on Thursday my partner and I have to deliver large paintings and 10 New Silk wall hangings for a SOLO SHOW as featured artist in the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis Maryland. The show is entitled transmutations and features large (65" x 45") silk wall hangings I have created hung with my original paintings that inspired them.
Needless to say I'm a bit crazed trying to finish the tapestries ( oh yes , they have not all been painted yet... unlike my usual efficient and well prepared self... !!!!!)
Have a happy fourth!
until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with Love