Appreciating the Signs of Spring

New Directions Leading to a Future Installation

I love it when I get inspiration to do something completely different and I don't even know where its taking me....but I have to do opens up so many other ideas that would have been lost if I didn't stop to listen. This is just like a rough sketch of an installation piece I am playing with. I think I need to make hundreds of these.......

New Website Preview

Here is a little peek at my new website I have been working on. I still have lots to do but it is rewarding for me to document the process of doing the tech side of things as well. I have taught myself little by little and I look forward to getting this online this year and using it as an extension of my creative process. I see this project as another way to build and layer ideas using many years of images that are either in progress in my studio today, from various cameras or from slides taken years ago collecting dust. I always try and use things I already have in a new way and my intention is to create a website that represents my journey in all its forms. 

Documenting the Process

I have been working awhile on a growing series of paintings inspired by printmaking as a starting point. I choose to print on small pieces of canvas, pages in books, prior drawings, cut up clothing that speaks to me, and my own digital images. The ultimate finished imagery is still unfolding as I add layers or carve back into the work.

Happy to be in the studio!

Studio wall filled with layers and layers of stuff made at various times....some on paper, some on panels
  Starting point vs. more complete paintings

Work in progress. 

Work in progress

Encaustic prints
Layers of prints

Detail of prints

Detail of prints

Work in progress....painting over prints

Work in progress....painting over prints

Studio wall

Beginning inspiration for a new piece....