March 24, 2013

DC No. 97: Egg

Egg: Simple, smooth, a container of secrets. 
Below are two of my oil paintings relating to this week's drawing challenge theme.

"Secret" oil on wood, 36 x 24 inches, 2001

 Detail of "Secret"

Working with a limited three-color palette of Ultramarine blue, Burnt Sienna and Zinc White, I developed this painting as an in-class demonstration for my students.
In-class Demonstration, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2011

Please hunt for Norma's blog to find more interpretation's from this week's drawing challenge. 

March 16, 2013

DC No. 96: Willow

"Sensing Spring"
woodcut silhouette on braille | collage 
 8 x 5 inches

For this week's challenge I moved beyond my initial ideas and chose to share what are the rearranged scraps from my first response. The collage is  concise and an economic design. It gets at the heart of spring, too—grays into greens.  

Artist Carole Reid hosted this week's challenge with her spring-inspired theme, willow. Enjoy all the drawing challenge contributions at her blog.

March 10, 2013

Sachets—In the making

Last week at a local second-hand shop I purchased a beautiful vintage collection of  ladies hankies. Yesterday I prepped a few to make into sachets. 

All they need now is to be filled with dried lavender buds, their matching ribbon added and sewn up. These will look so pretty on clothes hangers, door knobs, in the car or your purse.  

See my other sachets currently for sale in the Home section of Trail Pixie Studios on Etsy. These make a pretty Easter or Mother's Day Gift.

March 09, 2013

DC 95: Moon

The moon reminds me of texture, walking, phases — and our smallness amid this universe. For this week's Drawing Challenge I created two new moon prints:

"Moon," collograph with chine colle, 3.5 x 3.5 inches

 "Phases," collograph, monoprint, embossment, 9 x 3.5 inches

12 years ago I pulled this lunar eclipse print:
"Eclipse," mixed media print with relief, drypoint, chine colle and pin

For more moon observations visit Patrice's blog.