|applying mixed media with old recipe book pages and doilies|
|add china marker and some paint|
|add the painted horse|
|paint the horse a little bluer....make more marks, smudge some areas|
|outline the horse with black paint|
|change the horse completely to an image of wild horses, add more paint, more mark making|
|crab detail in glass bowl|
|mermaids in glass|
|guitars in glass|
i love playing with paint.....generally making a mess and smearing paint around.....and i am really loving yellow and pink....and just kinda messy, smudged looking paint and letters....it pleases me immensely.....
some of the artists that i love, who all know how to play, and all happen to be women, and i am happy to say that they are all friends of mine!!!.....check them out......you will likely see some similarities between us all and do also notice all the ways that we differ.....we all have our own voice shining through....all from a female perspective....
as well.....coming up in September, opening on the 21st, i will be having my 1st ever solo show of paintings only....NO GLASS ALLOWED!!! ha ha.....it will be at Norgate Gallery on Gabriola Island......sheila and i will also be doing a talk on September 22nd as part of the show...lots more to come on that
first up though is a glass and mixed media show at Gabriola Artworks on Aug.9th....my 10th Annual Solo Show!!! woohoo!!! think bears and all manner of wildness.....
|worktable and fish ready to fuse
i will show you some pix of these fish when they are fused and looking wavy and alive....
i only had 1 1/2 hours to set up so i was grateful to have 3 helpers for most of that time....whew...it was a rush for sure...to put on a full glass show in that short of time is crazy!!! but we did it....i had amazing help at home on gabriola to get me started... thanks to kathy ramsey!! gallery owner extraordinaire.... and i also had some great display stands built by my guy....yay!!!
the volunteers were helpful and friendly.... kathy, rita, claudio, rod, wendy, mimi (love that name)...thanks to all of you...and it was a big crowd, with some real art appreciators.....thank you Ladysmith!!
|3 piece screen|
|reflection of screen on asphalt|
|i love the reflection that glass makes.....|
up next, studio tour in october, right here in my own studio.....but 1st??? a nice little camping trip and some relaxin' time....oh yah......and more painting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i leave kathy with boxes and sculptures and lots of work and arrive the next night to see it all transformed into a wonderful showcase of glass and painting.....
|small 6 x 6 inch dishes|
the show will be up for much of august, so even if you can't make it to the opening you can check it out another time!!!!!!!!! these are just a few of the many many pieces of original art available....hope to see you there!
|Mixed media painting|
|Close up, Jolene|
and, i absolutely, totally LOVE sharing all of my creations with all of you....so come on by and have a look, meet some new friends...and have a fun ole time!!!!
|top chicken on totem pole|
ya'll will be seeing a bit more of me this week, on the blog that is.....at least that's my plan.....since i have a solo show coming up at Gabriola Artworks in less than a week, on aug.4th, so i want to get the word out.....artworks shows are always a great time....the fabulous Dinah D will be there to entertain and keep things lively with her awesome singing and playing.....the drinks will flow and the glass will glitter....and there will be a few paintings as well.....
|india ink dog and friends|
these ink and watercolour drawings were done in bali this winter.....dogs, dogs, dogs.....bali dogs specifically......or, my version of them....and they are an inspiration for my glass...as you will see at my show.....at least one large glass dog, and maybe puppies too....
as you can see, i cut out the dogs from the first paper and glued them into my journal and scribbled and painted all around them.....it was fun....try it sometime, it's amazing how liberating scribbling can be....i LOVE it.....i am digging messy and kinda weird and absolutely totally not symmetrical.....
|peace chicken 12 x 12 wood panel
just a couple of the many new items you will see this weekend, june 18 and 19 at my 1st annual spring show and sale....
|glass tile on wood base 8 x 8|
and, yah , i know eggs come in many more neutral colours as well...buuuuut, i've seen enough "robin's egg" blue eggs to have that imprinted on my brain.... i LOVE blue eggs....and that's the only way i'm seeing 'em right now...and it's the same bee-you-ti-full colour as my van!!!!
come by my studio on gabriola island for a visit if ya can, i'd love to seeeee you!!!