Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Before and after:

 On the lefthand side are the paintings with two color layers completed. (Diredtly above, yellow with an overlayment of red-orange.  Below, a green-blue-white layer on top of yellow oxide.) On the righthand side are the finished pieces. (Blue-black above and purple below.)

New paintings?

Nope, just the surface of my workspace.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Small group of paintings - 8.5 x 12

I've decided to do smaller groups of paintings while getting ready for the Athens ARTSfest - coming the first weekend in May!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The other two prints in the Native Bagel:

Now I’ve taken another step in the developing of my composites.  I decided to try overlapping images rather than just placing them side by side.  Making some of the photographs semi-transparent added another dimension and added to my fun.   I use an old Adobe computer program to work on my images. (Many photographers refer to their photo-program as their digital darkroom.)  Originally this piece had only silverware images.  I can’t live well without color, so I tried a number of other kinds of images.  I was happy to find that the green and red worked well with the silver.  I liked the feel of the organic plants with the precision of the manufactured utensils.
This composite is quite similar to the “Forks & Berries” image in its structure. I was happy to have some circles, the bowl, and ovals, the eggs, to oppose all the right angles formed by the borders of the images. I found that it was challenging to decide when enough was enough. I used some intuition to help balance the images – I considered dark & light, bright& faded, square & round with a few lines for fun.   


Lana found these dresses while we were walking through Sam's Club. "Mugge get it for me." The rest, as they say, is history.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New work

A little fun with some small pieces - 6" wide by 12" tall.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Small display of five large photo composites:

The Native Bagel's storefront:

My small photo display seen through the window: 

I told you it was a little exhibit!  Each image is 16" by 20". I filled the space allocated to the Grand Canyon Photo Club. Each month a different member displays some of their photography work here. Thank you Native Bagel.