Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIP Wednesday -

In one of the *many* workshops last month (few of which actually got blogged, I was so slammed in February), we got to learn about painting with graphite and gold leafing in conjunction. This weekend, I'm heading off on my annual spring retreat and hope to work on this some MORE.

Stay tuned.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Music Monday - Peter Pan/Fairy Dance

I always like this scene from the 2003 version of Peter Pan - 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Faerie III Open!

This weekend was the open for the Faerie III art show 
(which I curated again this year).
 (sculpture by Wendy Froud)

The studio was filled with beautiful art
(You can click any of these photos for a larger view. You can also see the full show catalog here) -

 - and sparkly faerie ambiance.

 A nice showing of participating artists were in attendance (shown here: Mark Winters, Sara Betsy Winters, Amy Brown and Emily Fiegenshuh.)

 In addition to the visual art and ambiance, we had Betsy Tinney on the cello.

 Mid-way through the evening, we had an 'artist/curator talk' where we discussed the pieces  we created and our feelings about the Realm of Faerie.

 There was quite a crowd - from young to old - enjoying the art offerings.

 (I even think there might have been a few fae who came to check things out).

 And of course, there was a faerie feast.

 (One of the guest artists, Cory Godbey, posted an interview with me about the show on Muddy Colors here).

 It was a lovely evening for all - 

And some of the faerie paintings are going to new homes to enchant new owners.

The show is up through April 4th. Go check it out in person!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday

 Last summer, I drew this in Donato Giancola's TLCWorkshop - 

 I started the painting, but didn't get very far. But with Krab Jab Studio's Faerie III show coming up (the one I'm curating), I figured I'd better painting *something*, so I pulled this one out again.

 I blew it up another 50%, and changed the color palette -

 Dabbled in some other mediums - in this case, Pearl X metallic pigments.

(Look closely - you can see the sparkles!)

And this is how she ended up.
Fairie Masque. Mixed media on paper.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Music Monday - Faun

With the Faerie III open this upcoming weekend, I've been listening to fae-ish music. This one (Diese kalte Nacht) by Faun.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Music Monday - Shadowland

I've done a heck of a lot of driving over the last busy busy month. I've listened to the Broadway version of The Lion King soundtrack a number of times in the car. My favorite piece from it is Shadowland:

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunday Sketching

It has been a *crazy* month - so.many.things. going on (workshops, art opens, conventions, etc...). Blogging has gone by the wayside. Catching up is not likely, but I'll see what I can do going forth...
Class, and my five-minute heads.....
In my teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee.