Monday, December 29, 2014

Autumn Gold

Finally got my largest piece to date finished off and put together with all its mats, foamcore, and framing.  Here is 'Autumn Gold'.
This is an original design papercut paper sculpture artwork composed of silhouette-style forest of bare tree branches cut by hand from black linen paper. Centered in the frame of branches is a floated deckled-edge watercolor painting in golds shading to greens, with a freehand mosaic-cut and hand-shaped leaf sculpture mounted on it. The outline of the leaf and the mosaic detailing on each of the segments was cut by hand with an x-acto knife and designed as I went with no sketches, so it is free-flowing and unique.

This piece is triple-matted in cream and whites with foamcore spacers between the layers to give the piece depth. The size is approximately 20x20, and it is framed in a black metal shadowbox-style frame.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Scroll Heart Papercut ACEO

Edition 2/5 of my Scroll Heart Art Card.  Hand-cut, original design, cut from black cardstock and backed with a miniature watercolor painting in blues, greens, and golds.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Papercutting

Edition 2/3 of P75, my Cardigan Welsh Corgi is finished! Hand-cut original design papercutting, backed with a deep olive green paper with a crumpled fabric pattern.  Matted to 8" x 10", double mat is pale celery green and navy blue.

Monday, December 15, 2014

New England Autumn 2

Maroon and chocolate brown matting, watercolor painting in reds, oranges, golds with shadings to brown in one corner and shading to green in the opposite corner.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New England Autumn

"New England Autumn"
PF56, Edition 1/3
Temporarily photographed against a black background for contrast. 
I just finished cutting edition 1/3 of this piece- editions 1 and 2 are commissioned work.  Will start work on the watercolor painting for this one and on cutting the second one this weekend.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hummingbird finished!

Edition 2/3, watercolor painting backer.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Work in Progress

Remember how I always say that I have a short attention span and work on multiple pieces at once? I give you Exhibit A. And this only has the 6 that are in semi-recognizable states- I probably have at least 6-8 more that are bare starts.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Breaking Wave II, Final Edition!

Available unframed on Etsy or framed at art shows or on request.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oak Leaf sculpture is done!

I am hoping to make this one of my jury slides for next year's applications..

Monday, August 18, 2014

Booth shot from Levis Commons

Finished ACEOs

Got the paintings done on two of the art cards that I finished cutting while I was onsite at Levis last weekend- Gingko and Breaking Wave.

Friday, August 15, 2014

This Weekend!

Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, Perrysburg, OH (Toledo)

August 16, Saturday, 10 am- 8 pm
August 17, Sunday, 11am - 5 pm
Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio

Giraffe, Final Edition!

Just finished as I am getting ready to head out for a show- should be up on Etsy by Monday.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bull Terrier, Final Edition!

Just finished cutting the last of 3 for this bull terrier!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ostrich finished!

Edition 2/3, watercolor painting backer.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Maple Leaf Commission Sketch

Just finished drawing this up as a special request.  I am visualizing this cut from white paper with fall reds and golds in watercolor behind it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hummingbird Process

Time for another animated work-in-progress series!  This one is the hummingbird I just finished.

Maple leaf sample

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FAQ post

I decided to add a list of frequently asked questions that I get at art shows with answers attached.  If you have any questions that didn't get answered here, please let me know and I can add them to the list.  I also included this link in the right side navigator.

Boston Terrier

Edition 2/3 is done! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ann Arbor Recap

So another year's Ann Arbor Art Fair is done.  The weather was truly amazing for mid-July- 60's and 70's the whole week with only a tiny bit of sprinkles here and there.  We truly could not have asked for better weather for an outdoor art fair!

I had great neighbors as usual this year, some new folks and some familiar faces.  It was great to catch up with the artists I know from previous years and from other shows.  And as usual the Guild staff and volunteers did a spectacular job at helping out and organizing a huge and frenetic event to be almost sane.  :) 

A lot of my new work was flying off the walls, so I am fairly light on my stylized/abstract work and my sculptures right now.  I will be hustling over the next 3 weeks to get some of the holes filled up before the Levis Commons art fair in Toledo in August- my next show.

Last but certainly not least, I was thrilled and honored to be the recipient of an award at Ann Arbor this year- the second place ribbon.  The fact that the judge placed my work that high in a crowd of about 350 other amazing artists..  I am speechless.  Mostly.  ;)  I was thinking of starting as 'Awards' page on my site like a lot of other artists seem to have, but I figured if I did that, this will be the last award I will ever get and it will sit on the page all lonely till the end of time.  So I will hold off for now  :)

Run with Dog

Run with Dog ornament in new frame:

ACEO recuts

Got a handful of art cards recut and painted from my sales at Ann Arbor: