In my most recent series of paintings, I'm still using oil pastel and wax markers and graphite and charcoal. And I've added another element - paper. I've had an old dictionary for years and almost gave it away to charity last year. Instead, I kept it, and decided that I should finally just DO something … Continue reading new painting 6.3.2021
I recently finished reading A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning, written by Cathy Curtis. This author has written two other books, also about female painters - Nell Blaine and Grace Hartigan. A Generous Vision is a biography about Elaine de Kooning, born in 1918, an abstract expressionist painter who was married … Continue reading “A Generous Vision” book 11.14.2019
Recently I finished reading "Old in Art School - A Memoir of Starting Over" by Nell Painter. This is a tale of an black/African American/non-white female who left her successful career (Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University) to attend art school at the age of 64. Painter returned to school as an … Continue reading “Old in Art School” book 1.31.2019
The female head planter I wrote about last month is out of the glaze kiln and she turned out beautifully! View from the top. The coppery glaze has a beautiful iridescent color that I couldn't capture in the photo. Here's her very first hair style:) She looks good with short, spiky hair, too. She looks … Continue reading finished planter 12.6.2018
I'm in the process of creating a large garden planter in the shape of a female head. I've seen several created by other makers, and thought one of these would look great in my garden! I started off by throwing two cylinder shapes on the wheel. The taller pot on the left has no bottom … Continue reading female head planter 11.1.2018
The vases I started a few months ago are all finally out of the kiln. If you'd like to read about how these vases were made, take a look at this post. Below are photos of the finished vases, which I'm delighted with. They're all available for purchase here.
An Artist's Life Manifesto An Artist's Conduct in His Life: An artist should not lie to himself or others An artist should not steal ideas from other artists An artist should not compromise for himself or in regards to the art market An artist should not kill other human beings An artist should not make … Continue reading art quote – Abramović 9.20.2018
I recently finished reading Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists, written by Donna Seaman. Published in early 2017, I borrowed it from my local library. Seaman includes seven female artists: Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Abercrombie, Lois Maillou Jones, Ree Morton, Joan Brown, Christina Ramberg, and Lenore Tawney. I'd heard of most of these artists, either from … Continue reading “Identity Unknown” book 7.26.2018