Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New work

Hello all,

I am finally getting back to this blog and fighting through some tough medical issues and getting back on my feet. It is also that busy time of year, people going here and there and shopping and baking and attending parties.... hopefully you take time out to look at some art and RELAX.

Here is a new piece finished just the other day, and ready for a new show this coming week. I've called it "Paydirt".

I love quarries, and visited the Lehigh quarry in Glens Falls this past spring. It was a great tour, providing attendees with views of the control room, quarry and the HUGE kiln which processes stone into cement. An interesting process and tour overall. I have always loved rocks, equipment and moving and shaking the elements.

One of the themes I am working on is the smallness of man in his environment. Hopefully this piece conveys some of that idea. I want to work on the premise that regardless of how hard man tries to control the environment, it is too big and vast, and we are but a small cog in the machine.

Other ideas and paintings up and coming. Enjoy the holidays!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So now I am going to explore more. The reception on the 6th was fine, and I met some really nice folks. I got some information on climbing Cat Mountain in Bolton, which I am doing this Sunday. This should get me some breathtaking views of Lake George, and exercise which I badly need since I sit a lot.

There is this thing in me that loves to create, and soak up creativity from nature. I want to make more interesting art, and create pieces which instigate "talk" and conversation. Like this one.

Can you find the tiny people up near the top? I wanted to make this landscape different, and use nonlocal color, along with having one color be predominant. I also wanted to work on the theme of man being insignificant in comparison to nature, hence the smaller size of the hikers at the top, and the fact that nature has worked to create the impasse which they cannot navigate.

This piece is created on paper prepared with gesso, and all the lightest areas were lifted out with a wet brush. It's like sculpting on paper.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

September 6th, 4:30-8:30, reception for Laura Neadle at Sweet Pea Farms, Bolton Landing, NY. Lots of yummy landscapes of the north country, summer, and images and icons of nature. Bring a friend and have some munchies and hear some music as well. I understand there will be a little live something there, and also artwork by some other artists.

At left is a preview of what you will see.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

As an artist I don't sleep much. I woke up early today and decided to get this blog underway. This is a new deal for me, so it will take me some time to get it going and get it right.

I like to paint what strikes me. I create landscapes, but also portraits, and intimate work about my family, generations, and other hobbies that I have. I am an avid seamstress, and love fabric. Above is an image of a painting of my father. In the background I used a pattern from fabric that I liked, with artistic license. I am trying to find ways to incorporate pattern into my pieces, and this is one way to do it.