Saturday, September 15, 2007


The weather finally feels like fall. I'm not sure how long it will last but a few days will enervate me for sure. I look around the studio and see so many paintings in progress and I love it; they are all encaustics at the moment. I've fallen in love with the circle, circumference, the sphere, a hole in the wall, an opening. Frankly I'm not sure if I understand the significance of the emerging images but they please me. There is now a series of twelve "roundnesses" that appear to be one painting---8 x 8 inch paintings. Don't know yet what configuration they'll take. All in a row...I like that. So much texture. Can't get enough.

I've been fascinated by the NASA "Earth as Art" site. Can't get enough of the photos available online. They are inspiring my underpaintings for the current series but they're not the only inspiration. My photos taken through the microscope are a second sources and an interesting one.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Georgia Women Artists Blog

Check out the new blog, Georgia Women Artists. Look forward to interesting discussions. The first entry has great photos of the recent exhibition in Athens, Georgia, "Stretch". It was an amazing experience to be part of the exhibition. But perhaps even better was to see the other artists as they installed their work. Many, many hours went into the creation of those works.

New encaustics, my format is getting bigger and I'm certainly getting more ambitious with the texture becoming richer and richer. An unusual format for me, I'm painting round images in a square. Boundless symbolism. The inspiration for the images is coming from NASA photos. I'm of course not recreating the photos but rather using the color and texture for my underpaintings.