Thursday, March 31, 2011

keltie ferris

untitled, 2011, Oil, acrylic, oil pastel & sprayed paint on canvas, 80x80, the stutterer, 2007, acrylic, spray paint, oil on canvas, 69x60, soprano, 2007, acrylic, spray paint, oil on canvas, 69x60, spider silva, 2008, Oil, acrylic & sprayed paint on canvas, 80x80

bright sun, brighter moon...see more here and here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

julian hatton

black eyed susan, 2000-2001, oil on canvas, 56x60, plug, 1999-2001, oil on canvas, 48x48, big white pine, 2005, oil on canvas, 48x62

i had such a time picking my favorites...see more here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

tom burckhardt

phlip-phlop, 2001, enamel on wood, 60x48, wake the town, 2001, enamel on wood, 48x36, i have overeaten my snack, 1997, enamel on wood, 48x40, gong jr, 1999, enamel on wood, 60x48

bold form, delicate pattern, vibrant color....see more here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

trudy kraft

emergence #8, mixed media, 15x14, kali's dance, 2001, mixed media, 30x25, mendel's garden, 2002, mixed media, 30x25, emergence #4, mixed media, 15x14

vibrant pattern to inspire your work week....see more here and here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

betsy stirratt

architecture, 2005, oil on panel, 23.5x36, flight, 2007, oil on panel, 48x48, polar, 2004, oil on panel, 10x8

loving these gorgeous graphics...see more here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

shawn snow

resonator, 2010 oil & alkyd on canvas, 24x30, vortices, 2010, oil & alkyd on canvas, 48x58, borderlands, 2007, oil & alkyd on canvas, 36x48

velvety rich...see more here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

holly shorno

signal, 2008, book cuttings on paper, 60x80, rock float, 2008, book cuttings on paper, 23x15, mobile belts, 2008, book cuttings on paper, 23x15

you really have to appreciate collage work when it's done well....see more here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

hilary pecis

kingdom, 2010, c-print, 24x36, sorry, no info on this one, signal, 2011, c-print, 36x48

these pieces are so amazingly detailed! click on the details on her site and see what surprises you can find...see more here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

sunny belliston taylor

room, 2005, mixed media on paper, 7x6, itaupa i, 2006, mixed media on panel, 48x48, itaupa ii, 2006, mixed media on panel, 48x60, fourth floor, 2007, found paper and acrylic on panel, 4.5x5.5, repair and disrepair, 2007, mixed media on panel, 48x60

oh, grid-how do i love thee? let me count the ways....see more here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

heather wilcoxon

who is in charge of who?, 2010, mixed medium on canvas, 48x60, addiction, 2008, oil, graphite on canvas, 60x62, new territory, 2010, mixed medium on canvas, 24x24

love it...see more here.

My paintings and works on paper are commentaries about our current global and enviormental ongoing situations. Through my drawings, I have developed these characters that I feel reflect all of our concerns, our fears, our worries and our brutality towards one another.

I see the world as a dangerous place. However, I am seasoned enough to see the absurdity of it all. My cartoon characters represent both the comedy and tragedy of humanity. In their childlike iconography, they embody a sense of innocent playfulness, yet in their monstrous rendering a dark humor is reflected. This dichotomy creates an interesting tension. In my paintings I invite the viewer in with nice colors and pretty surfaces. But if you look closer, the bite is there.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

lane twitchell

the bloody red sun of fantastic LA, 2003, cut paper and acrylic polymers on plexi mounted to acrylic on panel, 60x60, imagine a friday afternoon, the 13th of june, 2003, cut paper and acrylic polymers on plexi mounted to acrylic on panel, 60x60, the blood and sins of this generation, 2003, cut paper and acrylic polymers on plexi mounted to acrylic on panel, 72x72

this work is amazing...where has this artist been all my life!...see more here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dan Schank

Get Familiar, 2009, Mixed media, pencil, gouache, india ink and paper collage on board, 16 x 20, Broken Eggs for Breakfast, 2008, mixed media, pencil, gouache and paper collage on board, 36 x 36, What's Next, 2010, Mixed media, pencil, gouache and paper collage on board, 48 x 60

fantasy, detail and repetitive pattern...a few of my favorite things...see more here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stephanie Beck

townships, 2008, cut paper and glue, 12x12, layered city (detail), 2007, cut paper and glue, 10x10, valley (detail), 2008, cut paper and glue, 16x11

amazing layered cut paper maps...see more here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

my workshop at ecu

a beautiful combination of soy wax resist and instant indigo crystals, a soy wax resist and discharged fabric, a lovely rust print, a wonderful map-like drawing incorporating found object marks, soy wax, scribbles and scorching on paper, drawing by graduate student leslie pearson, a collection of marks by textile guild president anna nickles.

i didn't teach a private workshop in february because i was invited for a second visit to teach a workshop at east carolina university by fibers department head christine zoller, fibers faculty robin haller and the student textile guild. my first visit to ecu was in 2008 when i taught a mixed-media encaustic workshop there and this year i was asked to teach a mark-making workshop and give a lecture about my personal work. i was delighted to have been invited back because my first visit was one of the best workshop experiences ever, as i found both the faculty and students at ecu to be an extremely supportive, enthusiastic and friendly group. the workshop this year was made up of a nice mix of mostly fiber majors, some painting students, grads and undergrads. i packed a lot into the two workshop days and the students just ate it up.
the first day we did some alternative mark-making on paper and fabric using rust printing, composting and branding. we also looked at indirect markmaking techniques such as graphite transfer and image transfer and used these marks as a starting point for new drawings. we also looked at other response drawing techniques such as exquisite corpse and the group had a great time making one of their own.
the second day we looked at soy wax discharge, hand stitching as a mark, instant indigo and hot glue marks with some fun group drawing exercises thrown in.
it was an awesome two days and i met some amazing people that will remain lifelong friends. i can't wait to return!
to read more about the workshop, please visit workshop participant and fiber graduate student leslie pearson's blog here, here and here and her wonderful map-like drawings from the workshop here.
to see more work from the fibers undergrads and grads at ecu go here and here.
for information about workshops, please visit my web site under the information menu here.