Thursday, December 31, 2009

gunther uecker

field, 2008, Schemót (2•M•) 21:22-25, 2008, nails, graphite, latex on canvas on wood, 35x35, action, 1989, bond, plaster, blades, canvas on panel, 79x63, white, 1992, bond, plaster, nails, canvas on panel, 79x63, Malerisches Dunkel Vernagelt, 1983, nails on painted wood, 16x16

i've recently been compelled to use nails to enhance surface texture in my own work and this work has further inspired me...see more here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

choi jeong-hwa

plastic paradise, sugar, sugar, venice biennale, happy together, ok exhibit, towada, 2009

loving the use of repetition, color and the recycling of simple, everyday materials...see tons more work here...also check out the image collection section to see where the inspiration for the work is born.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

jill ricci

Nightgown Ruffle, mixed media on canvas, 48x36, Us & Them, mixed medium on canvas, 60x20, Scratchtest, mixed media on canvas, 2 images from the show in red bank, Milk Bottle, mixed media on canvas, 8x8

i love the way that jill uses layers, materials and repetitive architectural and decorative forms. as with any layered piece of art, the best way to see this work is in person and i'm fortunate to be included in a show with her right now in red bank, nj as well as to be represented by her in her gallery in asbury park. see this post about the red bank show (which has been extended to january 10!) and see more of jill's work and gallery here.

Monday, December 28, 2009

ron nagle

his master's leg, 2008, ceramic, 4.5x6.2.5, untitled, (thin fin), 1994, terracotta, 3x3x2, tracy bone, 1998, terracotta, 5x6x2.5, knights of franconia, 2008, ceramic, 4.5x5.5x2.5, extended bender, 2008, ceramic, 5x4x2.5

i love how these simple forms and complex surfaces appear to light up and glow from within...see more here, here and here.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

sunday church drawing

this next series of drawings are not church drawings, but showing the series will buy me some time until i can scan in my new church drawings: ) this series is called "flesh" and was done about 3-4 years ago when i was really getting into response drawings (drawings done in response to a mark or stain on the paper). i would first loosely apply gouache or watercolor to tracing paper, let it dry and then respond to the marks with colored pencil drawings which reference the body and other organic forms.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

dora ficher's private workshop

new poppies, oil on canvas, 18x24, a small encaustic gem done during the workshop, dora diligently working, another encaustic beauty from the workshop, heidi's plants, oil, 24x24

i spent a lovely two day private encaustic workshop with dora ficher last week. dora dove right in and began applying encaustic in the style of her current work and created some real beauties.
see tons of dora's current work here and for more about private encaustic workshops visit my web site here.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

happy holidays!

lovely image from here.

thank you for making oh what a world, what a world's first year a very special one. merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

laleh khorramian

Black Painting 2, 2005, oil on propylene, 26 x 40, Riversideland - 1st Generation, 2005, ink, crayon, and oil pastel on paper, 22 x 28, Big Blue - 1st Generation, 2006, ink on paper, 56 x 44, bedside Angel, 2008, oil, collage on polypropylene, 14 x 12.25, Franco (detail), 2006, Eden - 1st Generation, 2005, detail shot

the depth achieved through such tremendous control of the media is just incredible...see more here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

nola zirin

Pisces Propelled, oil on canvas, 60 x 62, Disc and Twist, oil and enamel on canvas, 54 x 52, Saturnine-Spirals, oil on canvas, 78 x 61, Black Holes, oil and enamel on canvas, 60 x 39, Swing, oil and enamel on canvas, 52 x 72, Astral Armada, oil and enamel on canvas, 39 x 60

loving layers and layers....see more here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

joanne greenbaum

hollywood Squares, 2008, oil, flashe and acrylic on canvas, 88 x 77, Untitled (Hollywood Squares #7), 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 78, Bedroom Set, 2005, oil on canvas, 80 x 100, Untitled, 2006, oil on canvas, 80 x 70, Untitled, 2006, oil on linen, 70 x 60

fragmented form...see more here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

elliott green

flesh meets mist, 2008, fresh air!, 2008, humility at the landfill, 2008, wind pushed scent, 2008, over the ashes, through the arches, into the light, 2008

curvaceous, voluptuous, sinuous, lovely forms...see more here.