“Certain Signs” Opening Reception was yesterday afternoon, March 8th. Five paintings found ‘Forever Homes” including the new painting “Moon Shadow” (pictured) once slated for RioBravoFineArts, which will never grace those walls.
Thanks to A for the timely text message and the rest of you for support here and in spirit. Nolan was there with eagle-eyed Winkler and dug a secret fave. One of our own claimed the WBHD painting “Waiting for Sir Richard” by e-mail. They may make themselves known should they so desire (Thanks!)
Catherine and Don pulled it all together and Peggy, Maggie, and Heather Barret sometimes Crane made/brought great food fare. Oh, and HBsC looked stunning. More pics here for awhile:
Below are samples of my collages, that I said I would send in . I haven’t made on in a while. One year or more ago. They are mainly large 150cm sq acrylic works on canvas, made from plastic tablecloths doilys etc. Canticle is made from one complete tablecloth. They look better in the flesh.
Rose Garden 150cm sq
150cm sq Plastic lace, doilys, acrylic etc
Flourish 2 150cm sq
Flourish 3 150cm sq
Updating you regarding my beach installation. Shelley Pisani, of Creative Regions had mentioned the opportunity when I caught up with her recently. I wanted to take part in the project by Creative Regions that would be my contribution to their mission to reactivate spaces affected by the recent tornados and floods.
I have a collection of 210 plastic bbq paper plate holders, shaped like fish.I wanted to install them on the beach to draw attention to the problem of water pollution
‘My reason for showing the plastic fish at the beach was to suggest in an artistic way my own concerns about water pollution. Fish and other marine creatures are ingesting plastics and this can lead to them feeling full, when they are actually starving. Hard plastics can rupture their internal organs. And , of course there are so many other awful hazards such as brutal entanglements. One has only to read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be quite horrified about the global threat to sea creatures from water pollution. Of course we have our share of local nightmares too. I suggest, artistically that the fish are coming to the land to escape from the water that has become so toxic. The fish are becoming plastic’.
I had a wonderful band of helpers and many photographers too, including Brad Marsellos from ABC Open Wide Bay.
David Quarrell flew a drone over the installation.
Keith Stewart made a great video of behind the scenes activity. So much equipment there. Click on the blue title below.
The Return to Land
Brilliant video thankyou Keith!
Thanks to all the wonderful helpers and also to Pamela Fisher, who is a tireless worker.
I would probably name this – ‘Her favourite dress.’ cx
Think this small piece is another to be saved for the Unsettled showing in August (for me). Not sure. May simply move from RioBravoFineArt to Unsettled. This little 12″x 12″ oil on canvas is: THIS GIFT.
Ha, I just thought…the gift of green was Spring coming up here in the USofA, but think GREEN….get my drift? Environmentally, seasonally, and ca$hwise. I like it!
Below: ~36 X 48″. What does a painting that Catherine wants to name something like “A mortally wounded Grendel retreating to his lair beneath the bog” look like? It looks like this:
Below L: ”Summit on the Ganges.” See the two seated men in business suits? Stupa in background.
Below R: Mai Tai. Several artists seem to like this one. Both 2 X 4′
Below: ~ 8 X 16″ “On the Wall”
Below: This one will not hang in the Unsettled. Destined for T or C near Nolan’s work. I like the more neutral pallet that lets the brush work hold it together, but not too tightly.
Click to enlarge ‘em. Ciou, CC.
Well, the stretcher frames for the commission arrived on the weekend – a large diptych. A couple of months work ahead there. I will stretch and prime them early next week and spend the days left this week scribbling and scratching on paper.
Well, I’ve finally discovered blue (other than indigo). Not an easy color for me but I’m enjoying using it for awhile at least. Also my new Cad. Orange is making a small appearance.
YOUR JOURNEY WITH MINE with added BLUE and removal of a lot of grey. 16″x 16″ oil/canvas
Next: RIVERS YET TO CROSS 12″x 12″ oil/canvas
and last: I don’t know the title yet. 12″x 12″ oil/canvas
I’ve been busy on projects for family members and the horrible weather in northeast US has bottled me up from museums as well, so most art has been on hold for now. But I keep the camera clicking, so here are a few visuals from a 2-week trip I took back to NM earlier in the month, including a couple from the Albuquerque Zoo. Enjoy!
I wonder does anyone have any knowledge about any concerns with using MDF as a piece of artboard – other than the concern of it being bound with urea-formaldehyde which can release in the dust when cutting. Apparently sealing with 3 coats of gesso will stop further release of the u-f, plus any acids from the wood fibres.
I may have access to some left over from a packing case and would appreciate any advice y’all may have.