So, if you’ve read my blog the past week or two I’ve been mentioning my show at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield Indiana. I was so excited I announced the date it went up, only to find out I didn’t have all of my artwork available to hang that day! SO, if you stopped by last weekend to take a peek and noticed a big blank area, I thought I’d share with you what was supposed to be there (and was finally hung up Monday afternoon). As it turned out all the missing artwork was digital art, printed on aluminum. A photo of the entire wall space is show about. The triptych pieces on each end of the wall are new, here are some closer images of them.
I really love the way the digital art looks printed on the aluminum! My apologies for the unfinished space if you happened to visit last weekend. If you haven’t visited yet then I encourage you to stop in this coming Sunday, February 20th, for the opening reception. It’s from 1 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Stop by to visit, have some delicious snacks, a little conversation and see my new work. I’d be honored to have you attend!
When I first showed images of the wood I had cut out to create this wall sculpture with I believe I mentioned that many of the pieces ended up looking like birds.
Although I’m not sure what I’ll do with them or why they turned out that way I knew that I wanted to include one in this new piece. As I began to test out designs and placement of the pieces I already heard the title in my head, it didn’t take long to make the title and the composition mesh. This is probably a bit more muted than many of my art pieces but I like the simple color scheme for a change.
The pieces that are the mottled shades of blue and metallic were all done with multiple layers of spray paint on the wood pieces. The other pieces were painted with copper acrylic.
I floundered a bit with what “found objects” I was going to add and actually ended up with very few at the end of the process but it felt right. I had all but forgotten the light wood cutouts that add the accents throughout this piece, once I remembered those it went together quickly.
Would you like to see this piece in person? It’s on display between now and March 13th at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, Indiana, along with 30 other new artworks. There will be an opening reception next Sunday, February 20th from 1 to 3. I’d really like for you to visit if you can! Be sure to mark your calendar so you can join me.
I have a few other compositions in the works, most of them smaller than this piece. It will be fun to play with them and see how they come to life. Will they all have birds in them? I have no idea, we will find out soon…
This weekend (February 13th) I have a solo show,”Art with Lots of TLC (Texture, Layers & Color)” opening at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield Indiana. I am excited to show my work again in this fabulous facility, the upstairs gallery space is wonderful! I am still in the process of preparing work for hanging but anticipate having around 30 pieces of work on display there, all of them created within the last six months or so – some as recently as this week! Here is a sampling of what you’ll see during the show:
One of my newest creations, “Connectivity” will be on display during this show. It consists of three canvases, each 2 x 2 foot in size. Although it may not be evident in an image this piece is filled with different textures! Some areas even resemble snake skin with a small diamond shaped pattern that was created using wire mesh.
Although I am displaying it in this newsletter as a vertical piece it will be hanging as a horizontal at the library. That’s one thing I love about abstract artwork, it’s versatility in fitting different spaces!
On the opposite end of the size spectrum are these pieces titled “Tiny Treasures”! They are all 4×4 inches, created on wood panels using many layers of acrylic paint, gesso, sand, ink & glaze. With their small size they can be hung in little spaces or used in a group to fill a larger space. Vertical or horizontal? Your choice!
A series of art I’ve been working on recently is in the digital realm, using photographs of rock and rocky terrain textures as a basis to create abstract art. I knew there was some reason I was so obsessed with taking all the images of rocks last fall when I traveled out west! It just took me a while to figure out why. 🙂 This particular piece, “Rock my World #5” has been split into a three-piece image (known as a triptych in “art-speak”) and is being printed on aluminum. I had some digital art pieces printed on aluminum last fall and they look FANTASTIC! Very glossy with brilliant colors and, best of all, the surface is very durable and wipes clean with a spritz of window cleaner and a soft towel. How easy is that to maintain?
I hope this small preview has enticed you to come see the rest of the artwork on display! The show will be on display starting February 13th. The opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, February 20th from 1 to 3 p.m. I would love to have you stop by during the opening so we can visit and chat! If that’s not possible then be sure to view the artwork before the show ends on March 12th. The Plainfield Public Library is located at 1120 Stafford Road in Plainfield, Indiana (317) 839-6602. Their hours are 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.
Today included a lot of prep work for a show I’ll be hanging on Friday, photographing some finished work and beginning to assemble one final piece of art after getting it painted over the weekend. I gave my Christmas gift (a cordless drill) a workout today and added hangers/wire to 16 pieces of artwork!
Once I got the hang of using it things sure went a lot faster than the old hammer & screwdriver technique. 🙂 A few of the pieces needed to be framed before I could add the hangers/wires to them, here is a picture of “Igneous” after it was framed.
I have one other piece being professionally framed as well as two new digital triptych pieces being printed on aluminum. At least they will all be ready to hang! All of that will be (knock on wood) ready for pickup and/or delivered Friday morning. Nothing like cutting it close! I totally lost last week and suddenly found myself down to the wire…I really try to avoid putting myself in that spot but it does happen from time to time. But not nearly as much as it used to!
This was the beginning of the assembly, it’s much further along this evening and I hope to have it finished tomorrow. I also finished the large 3-piece mixed media art over the weekend! This morning I had time to take photos of it, I am really excited about how it turned out.
Even though I made it to hang vertically (like at the top of the post) I’ll be hanging it horizontally at the show in Plainfield due to the configuration of the hanging space. I’ve decided it really looks good either way. Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, February 20th – that’s when the reception will be for the show! I’ll be posting more details about it in my next post. I’d love to see you there!