Studies

Polar Vortex 2

Polar Vortex 2

Another painting inspired by the Polar Vortex of 2014. (I can’t help it. I love the name!) Again, trees backlit by the sun. The scene was inspired by photos I took from my dining room windows on January 7, 2014. 12 x 12 inches acrylic paint on paper, attached to canvas  

Polar Vortex 1

Polar Vortex 1

The Polar Vortex in early January 2014 provided plenty of inspiration for a series of paintings. During the inclement weather, I took photos of the frost coating my dining room windows. Though I’d planned to use the frost as inspiration, the landscape itself became the source for this painting. It’s very dark, as the trees […]

Five Small Collages

Five Small Collages

Saturday afternoon was a lot of fun. Some folks from the Ohio Collage Society got together for a collage-making party, otherwise known as a “chat-n-glue”. We all brought collage supplies – paper, pens, paint, scissors, glue, and whatnot – and spent a couple hours making collages. While going through my stash, I found a piece […]


Red Sky At Morning, a Collage

Red Sky At Morning, a Collage

“Red Sky at Morning” is a small (6×4 inch) collage made with printed images, handmade papers, purchased letters, and a page from a map. I glued the map piece onto the backing board first, then adding the other pieces on top. I love using maps in my collages, partly for all the connotations of a […]

The House Around the Corner, a Collage

The House Around the Corner, a Collage

“The House Around the Corner” is a small, postcard-sized collage (4×6 inches). It’s made with a collection of printed images, handmade papers, tissue, acrylic paints and inks, and a vintage stamp. As I was working on it, I was not thinking of any house in particular, but lots of them in general. Mine – this […]

Lakeside, a Collage

Lakeside, a Collage

“Lakeside” is a small postcard-sized collage, 4 inches high by 6 inches wide. It has bits of magazine photos, some handmade (but not by me) paper, acrylic paint, tissue, and a few lines of gray stitching.


Finding The Way

Finding The Way

This 4 x 6 inch collage is make from magazine images, part of a map, a painted background, and some machine stitching. For some reason, I’ve struggled with the title to this piece. I’m sure I’ll change my mind a few more times before long. I’ll stick with this title, at least long enough to […]

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

David Sandum is organizing a Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss, Norway. He’s asked artists from around the world to send in original, postcard-sized artworks to be sold to raise money for a women’s crisis center. The exhibit opens on Friday, April 13, 2012. Read about the exhibit here: http://davidsandumart.posterous.com/call-for-artists-2nd-twitter-art-exhibit-in-m and on Twitter using the hashtag […]

Three Little Sketches

Three Little Sketches

  On Saturday, I took a Travel Journal painting class with Nicki Lanzi over at the Peninsula Art Academy. Nicki demonstrated her technique for doing watercolor sketches of her travels and then we did some of our own. We worked from photos, but learned techniques that we can use as we’re on location. I took […]


Drawing Exercises

Drawing Exercises

I love drawings of all kinds – graphite, ink, black & white, color. Doesn’t matter. I love a gorgeous expressive line. Is it any wonder I was a drawing major in college? Needless to say, I’m a big believer in drawing skills. For me, it’s not about representing something realistically. It’s about hand-eye coordination – […]

March Morning

March Morning

This small collage had me thinking of a typical morning in Marc – sun coming up through the cold air, trees still bare, and the snow melting into gray slushy piles. This is 6×4 inches and is made of various papers with a few lines of top stitching.

Hills

Hills

This collage is made of bits of torn paper with some machine stitching along the bottom. The large white threads are embedded in the blue paper along the bottom. They became exposed when I tore the paper into strips and I liked how they looked. This ACEO will be in the Ohio Collage Society show […]


In The Distance

In The Distance

This collage reminds me of looking across the ocean toward the hills in Puerto Vallarta. It’s made from bits of torn paper with some machine stitching along the bottom. This ACEO will be in the Ohio Collage Society show opening March 11 at the Box Gallery in Akron.

Surf

Surf

This paper collage has a bit of stitching along the bottom. It reminds me of the waves in Puerto Vallarta, where I just went on vacation. This ACEO will be in the Ohio Collage Society show opening March 11 at the Box Gallery in Akron.

Moon Rise

Moon Rise

I’ve been working with collages lately. This one is made from images cut from magazine photos and store flyers, except for that bit of green along the bottom. It’s made by coating a magazine photo with several layers of acrylic matte medium. When fully dry, I soaked it in water for a few minutes to […]


Ginko Chicken

Ginko Chicken

Snowflake Collage

Snowflake Collage


 
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