Wednesday, September 26, 2007

el venado

Title: El Venado
Size: 11x14
Medium: Mixed
This painting started as a demonstration on techniques and quickly turned into a "healing" piece. I would add color that unintentionally would be covered. There came a point of letting go, of allowing the symbolism and the grey colors to take over. Latinos will likely understand the symbolism, though this type of work does not have to be understood except by the person healed. Ironically, a gentleman came by the studio and was drawn to the painting. He said he had to have it and I have to let it go.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

necklace trade

Title: From This to That
A convertible necklace made from altered industrial components.
This found object necklace was traded for the beautiful collage seen in the next post. I added earrings and sent it to artist Laura Lein- Svencner. Thanks Laura...enjoy the necklace.
These one of a kind necklaces are sold and taught in my studio. Contact: for information

collage trade

Collage on a skateboard deck by Laura Lein-Svencner.
Laura saw my necklace on and contacted me. I saw Laura's website and loved her work. We decided on a trade. She got the necklace and I got this beautiful collage.
You may see Laura wearing her necklace in the next post. See more of her work on
Thank you Laura, I love this piece.

good trade

Laura Lein-Svencner wearing the necklace I made and happily traded for one of her beautiful collages. We plan on possibly doing a once a year trade. I love her work, visit her website

white on white encaustic

Title: Snowbound
Size: 4 x 10 wood panel
Medium: Encaustic/Foil Collage
One of two collage paintings that will be on exhibited by the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artist's.
This is a White on White exhibit that will be on after October 2007. The art will travel to exhibits throughout the country.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

free spirit

Title: Free Spirit
Size: 22 x 30
Mixed Water Media

My Wednesday night class offers drawing, color theory, and the elements of design. The students study the anatomy of the face and figure to achieve likeness. Color theory to understand mixing verses glazing, color temperatures, and how to get away from the so called "flesh tones." Next comes composition, it's principles and design. Demonstrations, lectures, journal keeping, and lots of student teacher interaction is all part of the class. This is an on going class with limited seating. Contact for more information.