A new gallery in Paris, France has sold "Manifesto: Blue Marble Earth" & wants to commission more. Thank you very much to the French collector! Please come & see more art at the Kenilworth Arts Association Studio Tour, May 25 & 26, 10 - 5pm; I'll be at 71 Finalee Ave. in Asheville!
A year of joyful art making, experimentation and an exciting new direction. Thank you to the supporters, collectors, encouragers and laugh-makers who inspired me along the way! Happy Holidays and a 2019 with less drama and more truth-telling.
This work is moving along! It is so thoroughly enjoyable to see the vision come alive, and the paint is cooperating. Being almost August in North Carolina, however, it takes a while to dry. In this image the sun has not yet been rendered - the mountain layers will "tell" me how to show it. So grateful for this commission and support.
Back to work after being at a meeting in Boston, I've started on the first layers of the distant mountains. So enjoyable to work on this with music playing and thoughts of the trails. I will probably soften the transitions between shapes a bit, but hard to judge that until all the layers are finished.
|Moxie As Human|
|MOXIE As A Human|
The concept is somewhat bizarre, but that's alright. The day before she was to be killed at a high kill shelter in North Carolina, we rescued the sweetest, foxiest most adorable pup. We named her Moxie, and she's owned us ever since.
Moxie is as smart as they come. We think she's chow, shepherd and lab. I knew I had to incorporate that personality into my art. She just barked "sassy retro girl" and that's what she became, in clay. From the bun on her head to her flashy Egyptian tail, there's no messing with Moxie. She sits like that all the time, with that right-at-you stare that lets you know she's got you.
I think I'd like to work on more of these, it was that challenging.
Thank goodness for dogs.
|Bleak House Plantation Barn 1|
This painting would look like this if framed:
|Bleak House Barn III|