My Work in People’s Houses–Owl in the mix

This just in from Canada–an Owl of mine, 12″ x 12″ acrylic painting in its new home1 Thanks for the pic, Ann Marie!

Can you find the "shannon" in the mix?

Can you find the “shannon” in the mix?

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Showbiz! a really nice interview in the Chatham Arts Council blog

The Chatham County Arts Council has a lovely new space, new blog, new logo (well, not NEW new, but recent) and a regular feature on their blog–“Meet This Artist.” I’m the one this issue!

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Studio shots and the Big Sky/Water painting, 48″ x 60″

I don’t know about the rest of you artists, out there, but after I get a bunch of work done for an exhibit (#505x7s), there is often a lull in the studio. The making energy is spent; the organizing, labeling, and cataloging energy is gone, too.

Stepping into the studio this week, here’s what awaits me.

Studio shot, big Robins painting, May 12th

Studio shot, big Robins painting, May 12th

Studio shot, one easel and the stacks

Studio shot, one easel and the stacks

Studio shot, other 2 easels and big sky piece

Studio shot, other 2 easels and big sky piece

This piece has been a nice, slow mystery. Here’s where it’s been and where it is now:

48" x 60" acrylic on canvas, new, quiet one

48″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas, new, quiet one, March 24th

48" x 60" sky-y one turning landscape-y....for the moment--decided on this orientation with "sky" at top

48″ x 60″ sky-y one turning landscape-y….for the moment–decided on this orientation with “sky” at top

48" x 60", Sea and Sky, May 12th

48″ x 60″, Sea and Sky, May 12th

 

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Clay of the Day–good results!

Here’s how 3 of this session’s pieces turned out. I am liking this color combination a lot. I will glaze all my pieces this way for a while yet.

I am including the “before” pix again to compare with the finished piece.

Girl and Goose, flat, ready for bisquing, with white, teal and yellow slips

Girl and Goose, flat, ready for bisquing, with white, teal and yellow slips

Goose and girl, clay tile, glazing done

Goose and girl, clay tile, glazing done

Mystery flat with slips added

Mystery flat with slips added

Yellow, white and teal slips on a greenware flat

Yellow, white and teal slips on a greenware flat

two small flats, glazing done

two small flats, glazing done

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Clay of the Day–it’s Tuesday–must be time for clay class

And this is what awaits me at the studio later today—

pouch form with bird drawing

pouch form with bird drawing

crow silhouette on flat piece,  on its way to be bisqued

crow silhouette on flat piece, on its way to be bisqued

Girl and Dog, to be bisqued

Girl and Dog, to be bisqued

Design inspired by all my air travel--looking down at the earth, flat tile, will be bisqued

Design inspired by all my air travel–looking down at the earth, flat tile, will be bisqued

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