Thursday, November 20, 2008
I'm having an open studio this Saturday, so if you're in the Chicago area come on by and view my work both old and new. I'll be offering pieces for sale, and when I say sale I mean that you can walk away with original drawings for 10 bucks. My most ambitious project to date that was made with my own living flesh will be there as well to cute up the place.
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood 60640
Third Floor (across from the Print studio)
Hope to see you Saturday!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So, the birds came about because I saw a horrific event of crows eating baby robins out of their nest. I know crows have to eat, but I don't have to like watching and I can't help assigning human emotions to the mother robin watching her babies get eaten. Anyway, with tears in my eyes I went straight to my studio to make angry ink drawings about crows (as pictured to the left). I have now just become very interested in exploring the textures and properties of acrylic paints and then finding the birds in the marks and colors, as I've done with the painting below. It's from last week. That's all for now- Phin is covering me with kisses and it's difficult to type.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I am a painter living in Chicago, Illinois with my husband and infant son. I work mostly from dream and memory and will be posting work as it is completed. I've been learning to like acrylics instead of oil for the sake of my son's lungs. Speaking of my son, I've gotten very good at painting with him on my lap.
I've been working on a very small scale since he was born, since I find I only have spurts of 10 to 15 minutes of uninterrupted painting.
Here we are in the studio, and below is the latest painting. I'm finding motherhood to be a wonderful thing and am feeling very lucky to have a child who enjoys being in the studio with me. I often put paper underneath my painting so that he can draw right along with me.