Tuesday, February 08, 2011

various and sundry

Ha - a good catchall for this post which was delayed by circumstances beyond my control. Sunday's art opening was a big success -- a number of sales (not mine, alas) and a great turnout that was a steady stream all afternoon.
  It is really a very strong show and while our work is all different from one another's, it showed together beautifully. Hanging a show is such an art and can make all the difference.  This was a beautiful job.

Here are two of Susan Lisbin's paintings.  She is one of my favorite artists and some day I'd love to own another piece of her work.

I have a small work on paper of hers on my studio wall and it makes me happy every time I look at it.  This picture doesn't do it justice because it is under glass - but it is so typical of her wonderful gestural work. She works in clay and she also makes the most wonderful and quirky sculptures out of found objects.  A few of them are on her website.  I wish I could figure out how to be more minimalist and still  convey a narrative or an emotion.  Shall have to work on that.

Susanna Baker is a printmaker who combines her work with encaustic and is doing some interesting things. This diptich is very strong, with an organic feel that leaves it open to a lot of interpretation. 

Yvette Lucas does some of the most beautiful,serene, contemplative photography and solar plate etchings I have ever seen.  I particularly love her tree portraits.  I didn't get pictures of the whole exhibit, since I had to use my iPhone and many didn't really come out well, so this is just a tiny taste.

Today started out rainy and became sunny but very cold and windy later on.  I left the house to go to the mailbox and that was It.  Paid bills and got started on tax stuff, so at least I feel I have made a dent in the must-do list. A small dent, but better than none at all. Another early night for me - brain dead after all that boring inputting into Quicken. Do not ask me why I don't do it as I go along, each month.

1 comment:

Del said...

I'm so glad the weather relented and let you get out to the opening and hobnob with like minded people. However, I would have been "gladder" if you had posted a picture or two of what you have in the exhibit. Keep warm and dry and rested.

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