| 17 February, 2017 22:19
This new painting was just juried into an exhibit called "Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules" at TW Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier. I was baffled by the title because I like not thinking about rules when I paint; it is my own game and I don't like rules to limit. One of the terms of the show was that we had to include reason of why the rules were broken or followed. Yikes! So, here is my painting "Broken Treaties". It is an odd abstract with disjointed elements...did I break the rules or did I bring to mind Broken Rules? I am looking forward to seeing how this show comes together, opening first part of March, 2017.
| 11 November, 2015 11:59
My joy is in creation; mostly through color and fabrics, but I do like words too. I am an Aries; I can get started but sometimes it is harder to keep going...not with painting on silk and canvas...that is a natural with me, but maintaining this web presence is a greater challenge. I have fallen short here for too long, but I am on a new computer and feeling a revival coming.
For the past 6 months I have been recovering from a broken leg; I thought I would sit at computer and develop this site...but the will did not find me here. Instead I lay on the couch, my bed for months, and discovered a new app paper 53 and there I could paint without the mess of clean up. It was an escape from the CPM machine and off into a fantasy color design world. Here is an example...learning still how to post.
| 08 December, 2013 09:28
| 19 June, 2012 16:46
People are always asking where they can see my work. I know I would rather see paintings and silks "in the flesh". It is such a broader experience. My silks are always shown well at Artisans Hand Gallery in Montpelier, VT www.artisanshand.com
I have just signed up to exhibit in Stowe, VT in a Thursday afternoon event for the next 11 weeks. It's called Art on Park; white tents on Park street 5-8. It's always good for me to bring the paintings and silk out into the light and get reactions from the public. Always interesting to see what I select from the whole to take the trip with me. I've been painting some small canvas pieces, 6x6 and even smaller. Will I put these in frames? Maybe one as an example. Framing can make or break the painting and depending on the decor it can work or fight. Most of my paintings have so frame; rather the gallery stretched edges are painted to coordinate with the painting. Simple solution and solid. The painting seems expanded without the limitation of the frame, but these little guys might need to be further expanded to become solid. So many questions go into making and displaying art; does the viewer of art even have any idea of what lies beneath each display?
| 27 March, 2012 18:46
Blogging is important to me; finding words for my images and the process to make them takes time and concentration but also allows me to feel the value of my work on a deeper level. Images are important to spread the wealth of color I tried to load an image here but perhaps that image was too large....always more questions as I explore the technology world.
I have been blogging for several years through google and would like to invite any who have come here hoping for more of my thoughts to visit me at www.colormusings.blogspot.com where I post at least weekly with images of paintings, silks, and photography of my world as it inspires me.
I've just returned from a trip to southwest so cactus and open spaces will appear for the next couple of weeks, along with the 6x6 paintings I am working.
New silks are being created also and these I display in local galleries and sell from my etsy shop...www.etsy.com/shop/colormuse. Check that out if you want to see more silk scarves.
Comments are always appreciated.