Inspired by Autumn – New paintings and more

Changing300 Changing
Acrylic paint on canvas
24″x24″x.75″
$500
SOLD

I adore this time of year when all the plants and trees are winding down in a final burst of glory.  The skies are blue, the fields are golden, the air is cool – what’s not to love?  I hope you feel some of the dynamism of this time of year in these three new paintings and two assemblages.

BlueLeaf300BlueLeaf
Acrylic paint on canvas
24″x30″x.1.5″
$625

LeafFall300LeafFall
Acrylic paint on canvas
24″x24″x.75″
$500

BlueBird300BlueBird 1
Paper, acrylic paint, wood found object on stretched canvas
10″x8″x1.25″
$95

BlueBird2300 BlueBird 2
Paper, acrylic paint, wood found object on stretched canvas
10″x8″x1.25″
$95

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Collaboration x 2 and a Donation

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Virginia A. Spiegel

Karen Stiehl Osborn, Von Biggs, and I had such fun at the KHN that we decided to commemorate it with collaborative artworks. I provided the base layer, Von added his circles, and Karen added the top layer. Karen then cut the piece into 25 2″ squares for each of us.

Above is my artwork. It’s 10″ square and mounted on Bristol board. Each square is attached wih only a dab of archival glue in its center as I wanted some texture in the piece.

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We also collaborated (same procedure) on the above artwork shown with Pat and Elizabeth of the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center of the Arts. Karen wrapped the artwork around a 12″ x 24″ x 3/4″ stretched canvas.  Our donation to the KHN was a small thank-you for their opening their facility to us for a week.

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Blog Tour – Mark Your Calendar!

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Sue Reno’s DVD on surface design is now out and what better way to celebrate than take a little tour around some of our fav artists’ blogs. You know it will be a fun event with this great lineup of artists.

It all starts in November; mark your caldendar so you don’t miss a day!

11/5/14: Sue Reno

11/6/14: Susan Brubaker Knapp

11/7/14: Allie Aller

11/8/14: Diane Doran

11/9/14: Vivien Zepf

*****11/10/14: Virginia Spiegel****

11/11/14: Cynthia St. Charles

11/12/14: Natalya Aikens

11/13/14: Lyric Kinard

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10 2014

Inspired by London – 2014

Thamesviewweb If you’ve been following along the last couple of years, you probably guessed that my absence here for a bit meant I was in my fav town: London.  We’ve done most of the “tourist” things, so really we just wandered about looking at things this year.

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Two of my fav things – train travel (for a tour of the  Royal Opera House’s Production Studio for their sets and scenery about 20 miles from London) and cheese/pickle sammies. Pickle is really chutney, I think, and this is what I had for lunch EVERY day when we did the Coast-to-Coast across England. Deja vu!

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This, however, is our usual way of going about London: The tube system.  We used about 25 stations and passed through another 25 or so.  I love this photo – all gleaming efficiency.  You realize how far down you are under London once you take a couple of these up and up after arriving on a platform.  The topper was a station that said take the elevator or walk up stairs equivalent to a 13 story building.

Below are a few more photos of textures and interesting things that caught my eye:

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And, finally, for my fellow foodies:

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Do not go here on the weekend – ack! crowds, but always lots to see and eat.

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Actually a brewery in Greenwich.  And you can walk up the hill and see the Astronomy Photos of the Year.

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Nirvana!  The London Review of BOOKS shop and cafe. That’s their special tea menu on the little clipboard.  I’m sorry I didn’t have a camera the day I had white peony and rose bud tea served in tiny glass teapots on a teak box.

 

 

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10 2014

Water over Rock and Junk Mail

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Still waiting on the new studio windows and still working on the new Boundary Waters artwork about sun on water, water over rock.  This was taken with the piece laying flat on my sewing table.  You can see that I want texture from raised and loose edges.

 

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Also still going on the coffee cup image for my six-inch square collages for the Junk Mail Art Collective on Facebook.  This is “Many.”

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