Saturday, January 31, 2009


(clockwise from top) evy jokhova, The Spider's Web and 2 details, 2008, foam, paint marker and spray paint, 170 x 120 x 450cm, Bench Fox, digital print, 42x60cm, Misty Forest, 2007, acrylic, ink, plaster and gauze on canvas and wall, 600x350cm, The Web, 2006, acrylic, stitching, ink, fabric, paint marker, gauze and plaster on canvas, wall and glass, 600 x 800cm, is an FREE international online art community that allows you to upload images of your work, your statement and biography to the site to be seen by other artists, gallerists, collectors, curators, etc. you can also network with members through contact requests, message boards and the comments section of the artist's pages. myartspace also offers competitions, exhibition opportunities, a weekly newsletter and a very informative blog.

i have online friendships with many artists from all over the world because of this site and put my work on the front page which gave me some great exposure. there are also artists like evy jokhova (work pictured above) whose work i discovered on myartspace because at the time, she didn't have a huge online presence. my favorite part of the site is the blog, which always has an interesting topic and i really enjoy the artist interviews.'s FREE!

Friday, January 30, 2009

found drawing friday: lisa pressman

between the lines #5, encaustic, 15x15

fellow artist lisa pressman sent me a couple of her found drawing images. below the images is one of her encaustic works on paper.

read this post for information about found drawings.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Scrapbook Florilegium, The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala, Surinam Insect Metamorphosis, Lucky Dip, Multiplicity in Time and Space, Fragmenta Botanica, gothic illuminated sketchbook

a couple of years ago a student of mine tipped me off to bibliOdyssey where the author posts images scanned from beautiful old books. tons of great images and a categorized archive-you could spend hours on this blog, every link is a treat...above are some examples of my favorite categories: illuminated, flora and fauna.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

crit group: kellianne mccarthy

i started a critique group about a year and a half ago. after being out of school for what had been five years, i was feeling rather isolated in the studio, feeling as though i was floundering in my work and i was in desperate need of good critical feedback. i began by asking three or four friends if they would be interested in a crit group and before i new it, i had nine members! some of the original members have dropped out, but others have joined and the number of members is still nine.

there was a great article called the creative critque in the apr/may, 2005 issue of fiberarts magazine and you can read it all online! the article consists of three segments: Starting and Maintaining a Critique Group, by Susan Brandeis, the artist's contract, by steve aimone, Stimulating Discussion in a Critique, by helen davis. i definitely recommend reading all three segments of the article if you're considering starting your own critique group or even if you teach.

my group meets once a month and we critique one person's work. this month we talked about kellianne mccarthy's work, which was also mentioned in a previous post. i love kellianne's playful sense of color, pattern and form. above are some pics of her studio and the work we talked about at her critique.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

michael eastman

guadalupe, america series, abstract wall, cuba series, green dining room, cuba series, green living room, cuba series, abstract wall #2, cuba series, green living room, cuba series, blue facade, cuba series

i love the saturated color, texture and de-constructed beauty of michael eastman's photographs.

Monday, January 26, 2009

monday studio tip of the week

photographs, todd selby

make a drawing using newspaper as inspiration. collage images on the actual paper, use headline text, cut or tear it into strips, respond to the images or text with drawn marks, etc. time yourself to no more than 15 minutes for each drawing/collage. most importantly, don't think too hard and have fun!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Clay Scot Artworks

if you're in the birmingham, al area on 1/30, visit the clay scot artworks' grand opening reception-a new gallery representing me and my work. the two small pieces in the center of the wall are mine, just above the awesome sculpture by my friend kirsten stingle. you can always visit the events page on my web site for other happenings involving my work.

clay scot artworks, 2915 highland avenue, birmingham, al, 205-326-2350


Thursday, January 22, 2009

patricia iglesias

on the absent series I-V, 2008, mixed media on mylar, 24x36

great drawings by patricia iglesias, done on old architectural plans of Caledonian Hospital in Brooklyn that she found in a dumpster .

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

lee ufan

(clockwise from top left), From Line, 1974, oil on canvas, 71-1/2 x 89-3/8, From Point, 1980, glue and stone pigment on canvas, 71-1/2 x 89-3/8, From Point, 1978, glue and stone pigment on canvas, 71-1/2 x 89-3/8, From Line, 1970, graphite on paper, 22x 29-7/8

simple mark-making... see more of lee ufan's work here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

gerda steiner & jorg lenzlinger

Joutsenlampi (Swan Lake), ARS06 Kiasma Helsinki, 2006, The Fountain of Youth (2 views), Santa Ana chapel on the grounds of the Cartuja monastery, 1st Biennial of Seville, 2004, Falling Garden (detail below), San Staƫ church on the Canale Grande, 50th Biennial of Venice, 2003

amazing work...see more here.