Saturday, March 27, 2010

speckeld tree


not much time to work on collages these days. this one if from at least a month ago. i see pieces from a large destroyed piece , pieces from invitations to shows, from postcards...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

sketch class

paul at rest and at work

sketch class is always such a joy. and such an important practice i feel, whether one wants to use the skill directly into one's art or not. i, for one, do not paint or draw realistic figures and yet, i feel my line, my sense of proportions, shapes, movement, so much keener when keeping up with the weekly practice.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

first day of spring


in honor of a first day of spring that lived up to its name, this little favorite in earth tones.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

early collage

they are looking

i enjoy the subject matter that came up in this one (from just shapes). but i've been favoring textured or printed papers over the plain canson type papers that i used here.
although i have only a couple of collages on that subject, i like to think of it as my "suzanne" series as in "suzanne and the elders". must be a bible theme although my knowledge of it comes from traditional paintings, the Veronese version being one of my favorite.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


mixed media

saw this figure in a few colored shapes. defined it, played a bit with pen and ink, a bit with acrylic and voilĂ . i am fond of this color harmony.

Friday, March 12, 2010

another "portrait"

so lovely
collage on canvas

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

just ink

over water
brush and ink
playing with doodles. so much fun.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

appealling birds

collage on paper

Saturday, March 6, 2010


long ago, far away

most pieces of paper are from a destroyed drawing from my obsessive hatching period. hadn't used waterproof ink so ink bled with the glue but i like what happened here. the sepia gives it an old-world feel.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

some magic

it takes a village

first came the shapes, they became birds and then, the title came. before anything happened at all though, that greenish shape sat on my table for weeks without going anywhere. and then, boom! it happened. magic!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

more birds

full moon

mostly i use acrylic to paint over and around the collaged pieces. sometimes, as in this one, i use oil pastel. should do it more often, i think. no?

Monday, March 1, 2010

happy march 1st!!

by the river

river flowing, flowers coming out but still cold and winter-like... i thought this picture appropriate for the beginning of march.