Wednesday, November 26, 2008

flickr compilations from Jen Bradford

Sure, I'd known about flickr for a long while, but it was these compilations, made by Jen Bradford, (an abstract painter living in upstate New York), that really opened my eyes to one of its possibilities-- as a digital scrapbook of visual inspirations. Click here to visit her flickr compilation page, and from there you can click over to the individual photographer of each image within the mosaic. Above: explorations of 'Calligraphic Line', below, Color.
Click here to go to Jen's Studio Blog.

So, if you notice that I haven't been blogging too actively-- well, a lot of my online time recently has been spent wandering, dazed, in the maze of flickr.

But I have been painting, a bit, too. Also, learning to knit! (again. Turns out after 20+ years, basically you're starting over.)

Oh, and a Very very Happy Thanksgiving Day to you!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

in progress...

First a detail; work on paper, likely to become cropped. And mounted on panel, probably.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One Studio, Two Views

My show with Tony at Pacific Union College's Rasmussen Gallery is up... sorry for a bit of a delay on this-- it opened on a rather stormy night a week ago, with a nice turnout of students & faculty from the school (in the hills above Napa Valley).
I didn't get great shots at the opening, alas; I didn't grab my camera 'til most of the students had gone. Below that, some photos of the work before it was hung. (click any image to see it larger!)
Thank you, Thomas!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

color sorting: Chris Cobb Installation

I would have loved to see this installation-- watch the short film about it here.
Discovered via Lisa Congdon's post on sfgirlbybay. (I look forward to taking her walking tour of the Mission the next time we're in SF).

Friday, November 07, 2008

'inspiration board'

Part of actually becoming more fully moved in to my new studio (instead of just dashing in and working) has meant sorting through random stacks of things saved over the years-- re-visiting things that have been visually inspiring at various times, and thinking about how and why those things change.In previous studios I've usually had an area like this, but recently I hadn't allowed it the wall space.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

beyond Blue & Red: shades of Violet

We've all seen the US map with the red state/blue state divisions;
I was talking to my Color Class the other night about these 'purple' maps I remembered seeing after the last election, showing the popular vote.
Now they've posted the 2008 versions, (shown here). The second, misshapen version shows the relative populations of the regions.
All the info about the maps is here.

And via Tara: President-elect Obama speaks to a group on Art & Music Education:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Beatriz Milhazes, on video

A Brazilian painter I have liked-- via the New York Times, thanks to a tip from Bob!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

in progress...

Here are a couple of pieces on paper (22 x 30") I'm working on in the studio now...(sorry about the blurriness)...
and a couple shots playing with the possibility of cropping the painting on the left.
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