Monday, August 17, 2015

Art On The Green 2015, Hudson, Ohio

Art On The Green, my favorite show of the summer, is coming up soon!

Show dates and times are:

Saturday, August 29: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, August 30: 11am – 5pm

Held on the South Green in Hudson, Ohio, it has 150 artists from around the region. I will be in Booth #92, near the food court. Hope you can stop by and say hi!

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Market Day, a collage

Each summer, I look forward to the local farmer’s market: fresh produce, connecting with the people who grow it, and trying something new. It’s such a treat, both the products that are available and the experience of mindfully making selections.

One Saturday morning, I took my sketchbook and wandered the market, making sketches as I went. A woman walked by with a bright green bag slung over her shoulder. Farmers stood in the shade of their tents, ready to help the next customer. A riot of sunflowers in a patch of sun, and plenty of trees to keep everyone cool. And the clocktower at the far end of the green. It is Hudson, after all.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

All Buttoned Up, Collages, Numbers 1-9

All Buttoned Up is a series of small abstract collages that include altered magazine pages, buttons, and thread.

Some remind me of desert landscapes, others make me think of weathered walls and windows.

Somehow #9 ended up completely different!

But that’s ok.

See them here:

Or here:

Not The Button Generation

This post is an observation – not directly art related – but indulge me if you will.

This year has given me plenty of opportunities to sit in hospital rooms, keeping company of those who are in need of medical care.

Two thoughts:

1. Hospitals are awful places. Even the best hospitals are loud, noisy, impersonal, uncomfortable. They can be nightmarish for people who are confused. I can’t imagine how anyone rests or recovers in those places.

2. Patients, especially older ones, don’t understand the call button.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Blue Moon, a collage

In honor of the recent blue moon, here is my version! I began with an idea based it on a tiny painting (ACEO sized) that I did many, many years ago. The ACEO was an acrylic painting; this recent version is a collage. The original is pictured below; the larger version is to the right.

I began by covering the canvas with old encyclopedia pages, then tinted the whole thing blue. You’ll see several images from the encyclopedia pages – faces, fish, diagrams – peeking through. I love that.

The moon shapes were then defined by gluing pieces of magazine images, painted papers, and tissue around where I wanted the crescents.