Friday, February 26, 2010

a very recent one

the red couch

for this one, i started out wanting to make a "portrait" but after that initial decision, i let the shapes help me in deciding the pose, the outfit, the background...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

post # 3!!

a light in the night
collage + acrylic

in this one, i used some pieces from the card of the current show at the Opalka gallery. faculty show. some very interesting stuff there!

a 2 post-day!


or classical portraiture revisited...


speckled sun
collage + acrylic

on a very snowy day, here is another view from the "land of 2 suns".

Monday, February 22, 2010



this is a piece salvaged from a larger drawing. i never mind destroying or painting over, but i liked that bird in the background of a now forgotten collage. in fact the other part also came out well and i will post it too soon. (the body of the bird is made with pieces from a card announcing Wendy Williams show at the Amrose Sable Gallery a couple of years ago. i love her work!)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

the elephant and me


many years ago sam asked me what my favorite animal was. to humor her, i came up with "elephant".
these last 2 or 3 years, elephants have been emerging over and over in my drawings. or elephant like shapes. and i do like elephants. or at least the little bit i know about them: slow, peaceful, solid, beautiful in a wrinkled way.
If sam asked me the same question again, and i had lots of thinking time, i would answer "elephants" again.

Friday, February 19, 2010

the wolf appears


once in a while, something comes out that reminds me of a fairy tale. strange. then again, maybe not so strange: i grew up reading lots of them and i do think of them nowadays occasionally: what they brought us as children, what was their hidden meaning, what damage they created in our minds. maybe the theme that came out here is not completely surprising.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

a vision


my dread about the human damage to the earth shows here. some creatures and plants will survive. what about humans?

Monday, February 15, 2010


crow by fire

again, this emerged from shapes arranged in a way that pleased me. and yet, the crow, the fire: elements that keep coming back. so what comes first? intent? accident?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2 figures

what was that?
collage + acrylic

title came after collage was done. these 2 characters appeared to gaze in the same direction. a bit of surprise in the attitude. no?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

another bird figure


this emerged from color shapes. it has a bit of a romantic mood i like.

Friday, February 5, 2010

came off notebook

fairy tale
collage and gouache
5.5 x 3.5

remembered this little one that fell out of my notebook. did it in paris last summer. used the ticket from museum of modern art aka centre pompidou aka beaubourg. my favorite museum in paris. i also recognize bits from a metro ticket.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

end of notebook

letting go
from tiny notebook

appropriate title for the last page of my notebook. it needs applying to many aspect of present life!
will now try to keep playful aspect of work on individual pieces. but might enjoy returning to notebook format someday.