Remnants 15-3 Group

Mixed Media on 4- 5x7 stretched canvases.
[handmade paper, cast paper, linen, acrylic, metallic powders]


Blue Moon

Mixed Media on 8x8 stretched canvas.
[handmade & cast paper, cheesecloth, metallic powders, acrylic]


Cipher 1-1

from the Lost in Translation series
Mixed Media on 16x20 stretched canvas. [collage, text, india ink, acrylic]


Work in Progress --Making Marks

I love a blank canvas... I love to start... there are so many possibilities... until I make a mess lol... I used india ink in a squeeze bottle with a long tip on top of a bunch of papers I had glued down on the canvas-- but I didn't wait for the papers to dry so I ended up with some cool calligraphic markings and a bunch of black blobs that ran all over the place... then I let it dry and painted fluid acrylics over... which didn't really help matters... but it was fun!!! and maybe that's more important lol!

This tends to be how I spend alot of my day... I call it putzing [sp?] just doing whatever occurs to me [playing around really]... then after a couple of hours I force myself into 'finishing mode' and pick something from THE Wall that looks like it has possibilities and try to resolve it... somedays this works... and then there are days things just aren't ready to be resolved... Alot of my works are layers upon layers until they get where they are going... I like to think of this as layers of meaning... or maybe layers of playing lol!

The Wall.
April 11/08.



Acrylic on 16x20 stretched canvas.
This one is definitely one of my most subtle works... I saw it as just the underpainting... but my partner likes it [and that is rare] so until I am desparate for a canvas it hangs in his office. It has grown on me...

Arte y Pico

Thanks so much to both Valerie at Val's Altered HeART Journey and Seth at The Altered Page for giving me the Arte y Pico award.

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Dreaming Indigo 2-1

Mixed Media on 8x8 stretched canvas.
[acrylic, ink, paper squares]
I am still deeply into my 'indigo dream' I've been working with a bunch of different papers [watercolour paper, printmaking paper, coverstock and cotton resume paper] as each one takes the paint and resists differently. I've been meaning to do a series of boxes as when I look at other's art, I find I am greatly attracted to work that has square and rectangular elements... so maybe this is a step in that direction.