cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

in case you missed it

A bit late, but here are some photos from my open studios in October, in case you were unable to attend. These are my two favorite walls, showing paintings on one and encaustic and sculpture on another.  The chair on the wall is titled “Have a...

pentimenti

Pentimenti – “A painter’s term for the evidence in a work that the original composition has been changed. Often the opaque pigment with which the artist covered a mistake or unwanted beginnings will, with time or injudicious cleaning, become...

faces

At Open Studios, someone asked me why I don’t paint faces on my figures, which caused me to pause and question myself, “Do I paint faces?” Of course I do! They stare down at me from the paintings on my walls. My figures–and faces–have...

sneak previews

One more weekend of Open Studios, October 15&16, 11am-5pm. I try to not work in my studio between the two weekends of Open Studios because I make such a mess, but I couldn’t resist. I started (and may possibly finish) a small sculpture, horsehair and steel,...

…and another show…

In addition to the EDGE show I wrote about last week, opening May 6, I also have paintings hanging at Lulu’s at the Octagon, a cafe attached to the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz. This is a fabulous space, with large walls, good light, and a...