Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My paintings are being included in this group show, which takes place on Dec. 7, 2006 from 6-8 pm at 12 west 29th St. in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. A percentage of the profits will go to help protect and preserve land in the Hudson Valley. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Last Tuesday, the Art Dept. from the school where I teach took a staff development day trip to WSW in Rosendale, NY. We attended a bookmaking workshop for the first half of the day and concluded with a printmaking workshop and made some lovely monoprints. This piece is made with oil based inks, using plexi as a plate and stencils. I made a series of five, using the same plate with stencils, and reworking the ink and placement each time. It was such a fun way to spend a day!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Orbs" was completed last year, 1/06. It is about 38" x 48" and is oil color on stretched canvas.

I have taken a small break from painting in the last two weeks and am working on some small collages. On Tuesday, I am spending the day at WSW, Women's Studio Workshop, a local art making studio specializing in artist book making and printmaking. I am attending an all day workshop on artist book making for students that will include both book binding techniques and non-toxic printmaking techniques.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pear with Squiggle is a one day painting I completed two weeks ago. Now that summer is over and I am back to teaching, I cannot seem to do the "painting a day" thing, but am doing at least one a week, while continuing to work on my larger abstract paintings, and doing a bit of collage on the side. I am teaching black and white, traditional darkroom photography and amd having an incredible amount of fun playing in the darkroom; printing vintage negatives, contact printing, image transfers and then using the work in altered art collages.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Continuing on with more of my larger, more abstract work, this piece, 22 x 30, was completed in January 06. I am intrigued by the textures around me; the layers of bills posted, ripped away, and new ones re-posted, as though each has left its mark in some way. The same with peeling paint on buildings and doors. I can “see” an entire history in each layer.

Monday, October 02, 2006

"Dinner With Joanne" is another piece in my newest series of abstract paintings begun last year in Brooklyn. It is approximately 26" x 28", oil and cold wax on canvas. These paintings are very process-oriented. I paint several thick layers of paint, choosing my pallette ahead of time. Each layer has to dry before the next can be laid on, then I scrape through various layers to reveal different colors through shape and line using various tools. This piece was sold in November of last year.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

For those of you not familiar with my larger, more abstract work, I want to share some examples newly back from the photographer and not yet up on my website. "Never Going Home" was one of the first in this body of work, completed last year while I took a month sabbatical from my home life and rented a place by myself in Brooklyn. This began a whole new way of working, inspired by the layers and textures of the city surrounding me. For now, I will post paintings on Sundays, until I get up to speed in my teaching job and have a bit more time.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Peach was completed September 9, 2006. It is oil color on 8" x 10" hand-stretched canvas.
I recently began teaching again, and need to re-balance my time between school, studio and computer, as well as family, home and rental properties! I can do this...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Red Apple was created on September 1, 2006. It is oil color on 8 x 10 hand-stretched canvas. It is painted primarily with a pallette knife and has a thick impasto texture, with just a bit of glazing on the surface.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Fig was painted August 22, 2006. The swirly texture is made with a rubber tipped painting tool, and glazed over when the paint dried. It is oil on canvas, and a bit larger than the others, at 9 x 12.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

This Pear, 8 x 10, was created on August 23, 2006. Oil color on hand stretched canvas, it is painted primarily with a pallette knife. It is available for sale, and will be posted on Ebay shortly.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Back to sopping wet New York. As soon as the rain stops, and the sun comes back, I can photograph some new paintings to post. Today I am off to see my sister's newborn twins, Olivia and Lucas. So exciting!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Good morning!
I am in South Beach on a mini vacation with my friend Roseann...hence the lack of a new painting! I am at work with her right now; she's the casting director on Miami Ink. So, I get to to look at some amazing body art today, and then off to Lincoln Road to check out the galleries.
More when I get back to New York...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

This painting of a Papaya was created on my other son Joe's 17th birthday this year, August 8. It is oil on canvas, 8 x 10. Papayas have been a favorite subject for me for some time now. I like the tropical aspect!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Figs, was finished on August 1, 2006. It is oil color on hand-stretched canvas, size is 8 " x 10 ". I like to keep my hand in the process at all levels. I find hand-stretched canvases more pleasurable to paint on and to look at. sold

Friday, August 04, 2006

White Flower was created July 29, 2006. It is 8" x 10" oil on handstretched canvas. I have begun to sell these paintings on Ebay for $100 each. You, too, can own original artwork! : )

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Another pear. Pears are so sexy! This one is 8" x 11" oil on handstretched canvas.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"That 70’s Pineapple" is acrylic on hand-stretched canvas. Painted on July 17, 2006, it is 8” x 14”. My 14 year old son Sam really likes this one, and well, he really likes pineapples and he is heavily into the 70’s.

Monday, July 24, 2006

This 8 x 10" painting is oil on handstretched canvas, completed on July 19, 2006. sold