Thursday, August 28, 2014

Art and Soul Virginia Beach and Rusted Cloth in Back Yard

I looked up from working on my book to see that my talented friend and colleague, Erin Keck had made this collage of my classes at the upcoming Art and Soul Virginia Beach. I am so impressed! Thank you Erin!

My teenage grandson was over yesterday and I showed him how I rust cloth. He isn't into art, but he does like to see processes. I sprayed cotton muslin with a solution of vinegar and water (50/50). Then I sprayed a bunch o' rusty things and wrapped them up in the cloth. I covered them loosely with plastic and let them sit in the back yard overnight. I really like how it turned out!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

OIl and Wax at the Beach!

I'm so happy to share this gallery of beautiful and unique oil and cold wax work done by students in my recent two day class, "Strata of Time." We met at Bloom! an artspace in the charming beach town of Yachats, Oregon under the auspices of the wonderful Sandy Mier.  

We used oil paint, cold wax medium, oilbars, oil pastels, graphite crayons, paper, and a bunch of texturing tools on birch supports and two kinds of paper. I am floored by the lovely and inventive work that emerged from this class. I hope you'll give these pieces a close look so you can see the variety of texture and the delicious color!

BTW--don't forget to register for our next Art and Soul Retreat! We'll be right on the water in gorgeous Virginia Beach next month! Sign up now so you can get the classes you want before they fill!

         Strata of Time Gallery