Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Artists Sites and Museums

Since this blog is a journal for myself, as well as others to critique or purchase my art, I am including some links to sites I like to visit. They help me keep informed as to what is going on in the art world being that I have two young children and find it very hard to get out into 'the scene'. Some of the sites reference artists and some are museums.

When I spent time in England I liked to visit the Tate Modern. In New York, I enjoy the Moma. Of course there are a host of small galleries that are great and maybe in the future I can add links to some of my favorite right now. As far as my home town, Richmond, Virginia. I have enjoyed visiting the Ada gallery, Petersburg Regional Art Center (formaly Shockoe Bottom Arts Center), Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, and also cruising around VCU art school is always inspirational. Our Virginia Museum of Fine Art is always great. A much lesser know museum (although, in my opinion it should not be) is Agecroft Hall, a 16th century English Manor; facinating for history! An aside, the Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia is a very nice small museum.

Okay, sorry for the overload but it serves as my reference as well. Hope you enjoy some of the sites. Maybe it gives you a glimpse into where wmy interests lie and how they find their way into my art.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

My Daughters Work

Summer Elizabeth, done around age 3 1/2 yrs.

Here are some works created my my oldest daughter. In the future I will probably add a link to take you to a blog site in which I will include some of her work and some of mine, as well as posts about childrens development in the arts. Project Zero is a site I like to visit. I am starting to see similarites in some of our work. I think this is in part because she works along side of me quite often. This series of portraits she created seemed to be a way of her cataloging her friends and family. She drew most of her friends and family over a period of a few weeks. Anyway, I thought this would be a great place to archieve some pieces.

Tio Carlos, done at age 3 1/2

Leaf (Click to bid)
9"x12", acrylic on archival paper


I know my tastes seemed varied....and they are. However, I like to try my skills at many things. I am training my eye and trying to practice realism. I have a strong love of plants and an equal one for botanical art.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Current Work

Here is a photo of my most current work. This is the work in which I spoke about under my profile. I have several pieces in this vein. These pieces use quilting techniques, reference daguerotypes, use colors and techniques drawn from historical fashion and fabrics, and/or some domestic arts, yet I still like to refer to them as paintings. This image is not yet the best but I am working on gettting much better photos. The detail is especially lacking, you miss many of the subtlties in these photos
. More to come in the near future!

Woman One,25"x31",latex, acrylic, graphite on canvas,
Lillies, 18"x36", acrylic on canvas, NFS

These images are from a show I had at the Glen Allen Cultural Art Center. I have a link to that site on the sidebar. I was interested in reinterpreting the Art Noveau style. I was also practicing with capturing texture and using glazing techniques. I have dabbled with faux art techniques and I tryed to incoprate what I was learning into some of these works. I am interested in period clothing and its patterns and textures.

Poppies, 18"x36", acrylic on canvas, NFS

Lottie and Friend, 24"x36", acrylic on canvas, belongs to Lottie Field

This is a painting of my grandmother and a friend, just out of college and about to take their first cruise together. I love the nostalgia of this piece.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Please Post Comments

Welcome to my site. Please post some comments. I am trying out new stuff every day. I'm not really sure what I am doing yet but it is fun. I will probably change the look of my site often until I find the look I like. And even then I will probably switch it up a bit, 'cuase that is how I am. Enjoy and please post some comments...if it is criticism, thats fine to, Im used to it :)

Have a terrific day!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dallia with Vase

Dallia with Vase, 8" x 10", acrylic on canvas, NFS

Dallia, 8" X 10" , acrylic on canvas, sold

Pink Zinnia

Pink Zinnia, 8" x 10", acrylic on canvas, $50.00

In this piece I began to get interested in the cup which is holding the flower. As I was working I realized there are so many elements to the whole composition. I thought I would work further with the glass on another day.

I'm just trying this out. At first I am going to try and post a study a day. I will probably miss some. Eventually I will add some more creative endevors.