My friend and former neighbor Tanya Craig opened a beautiful new art and craft gallery at Folly Beach. The blue bungalow was transformed from a funky little rental cottage, where my daughter and husband spent their wedding night. Now it is a gathering place for creative people and groups and will have some workshop type events. Unfortunately it is on a side street, 113 West Erie Ave, a few doors down from Black Magic, so you have to look for it. Folly officials were not helpful about signage. Anyway I have some collages and a few paintings there. It has some lovely work but is just a fun place to visit because Tanya is just that kind of person. See her fused glass work, jewelry, ceramics and more. I almost forgot, this figure is after Corot, and his exhibit, Corot: Women, at the National Gallery of Art of which I was not able to see in person. But the book is wonderful.
Happy Holidays! Seems like yesterday I was posting last post of 2017. I had a wonderful year. Thanks to anyone who looked at my blog and my work.
I thought I’d try a collage of a cabin and oak at McLeod plantation. It was a painting first. I’m still trying to combine painting and collage in some way.
These are small (7x7 framed) collages for December available at Charleston Artist Collective. I used Matisse as my inspiration. I really enjoy doing these small ones because its easier to try new things.
I have just finished 5 Matisse inspired figures for the Charleston Artist Collective. They will be at Whilden Street Gallery in Mt. Pleasant for the Holiday Show. They are 6x6 and framed in white wooden frames. I am working on "allowing the work to lead me. " Advice from the I Ching.
No new workshop work that is postable, but plein air painting is underway. Learned to use some great new color mixtures from painter Mary Gilkerson's workshop in Edisto. This collage has had the face slightly reworked but will be posted in its final form soon. It's from a model I drew at Summerville Artist Guild figure drawing class. Now on to next and final workshop.
Seeing art in a photo always makes me want to change something. However this is not exactly how it looks. I have made a few larger collages. This was inspired by Matisse.
This window is one I've drawn and painted many times. I love the variety of shapes at the Battery. The lighthouse is a colored pencil drawing I did of one of Edward Hopper's many lighthouse images.
Whoever said "color is my daily torment" knew what they were talking about. I think it was Matisse. I think he also said it could take a lifetime to learn about it, or maybe that's just how I feel. I have painted the green soda bottle at least five times and yet to get its intensity.