If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, in April you witnessed my attempt to create 30 portraits in 30 days when I signed up with a drawing challenge at Sktchy.com (I highly recommend for anyone, any artistic level...so fun!). It was so great to revisit drawing as a practice, which I used to do all the time but as I moved to painting, less so. Since I've been spending less time at my art studio because of Covid interruptions, I really appreciated having an outlet for my artsy self. Here's a gallery of all the sketches!
Last year I was asked to participate in a group show at Museo Gallery, where we were asked to pick a quote from a Shakespeare play and depict it visually. I chose the quote "If I be waspish, best beware my sting" by Katherine from "Taming of the Shrew".
I enjoyed painting her so much I decided she needed a friend, another angry female friend: and Ophelia from Hamlet joined her. But only two paintings a series does not make: so I just completed the angriest of them all: Lavinia from Titus Andronicus.
So we have a "mini" series of three that I have decided to call "Vexed", for obvious reasons. And guess what? There is no lacking in other Shakespeare heroines who wish to express their anger, so this may become more than a mini series.....
Greetings from the Studio!
I could use your help, art fan!
As we enter the season of eating and napping, I could use some direction for when I come out of hibernation in 2020. I currently have 4 (!) series of work that I have started over the past couple years (I think my inner artist has ADHD), and I want to know which one you think I should focus more energy on, rather than spin off and start a whole new one.
I'm excited to invite you to a show that I am co-curating with my talented artist friend Jane Richlovsky of The Good Arts Building in Seattle.
I have been envisioning both the artwork and this show, I'm not kidding, for 10 years. Originally I was going to call it The Good Life Project - but DANG IT if that title wasn't already taken! So Jane and I came up with Our-topia
As we were taking down all of our art at Blueschool, after the annual Whidbey Working Artist Studio Tour, I was once again so impressed with the talent we have under our roof and how GORGeous our work looks hanging together. Some of you were able to see it in person; but it seemed a shame not to share it with the rest of you!
So I took some pics - and let's go on a virtual tour together! :-)
art life via Instagram