Tuesday, November 30, 2010

sally egbert

buoy, 70x60, untitled, 70x60, raincheck, 70x60, untitled, 70x60

pretty, poignant, passionate...see more here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

christi birchfield

Good Times, 2007, Graphite on Paper, 42 x 86, Tinkering, 2009, Graphite, Charcoal, Pastel on Paper, 72 x 86, Powerpack, 2008, Graphite on Paper, 80 x 96

an amazing drafts-person with an equally amazing creative mind...see more here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Neysa Grassi

The Return, 2006, oil on linen, 16 x 16, Ember, Milk, Rose, 2005, oil on panel, 15 x 14.5, Amorino II, 2008, oil on panel, 17.5 x 18

i've always been a huge fan of this artist's work, the luminous pulse of the layers is absolutely captivating...see more here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

recent private workshops part 2

2 of gail's encaustic paintings, 2 of johnnene's encaustic paintings, gail and johnnene working

my october private encaustic workshop participants were johnnene maddison and gail rhynard, two very fun fiber artists who came all the way from canada to learn encaustic and experience the amazing city of philadelphia! i had a great time teaching these two and they both took to the medium very well, but in very different ways. gail's is more a painterly style, while johnnene's more a collage artist and both created some fine work-which speaks to the unrivaled versatility of this amazing medium. see more of gail's work here and johnnene's here.

recent private workshops part 1

2 encaustic paintings made during the workshop, 2 manipulated images for inspiration, cynthia happily painting away.

my september private encaustic workshop was cynthia groya, an accomplished artist who took to encaustic like she's been working with it all her life! she brought some incredible manipulated images that she uses for inspiration and went on her way to make some really cool paintings. i'm especially impressed by her use of color in all of her work. you must see her work in person to appreciate it and for those of you in the philly area, you're in luck! she's having a show called 'pulling paint' at muse gallery until november 28. if you can't get to the show, see her work here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

marie christine katz

all: from the maps portfolio

more cool interpretations of the map...see more here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ursula rauch

Self-Portrait in Red, 2002, Nettle, and various substances, Mixed media, 120 x 160 cm, This side of Africa, 2000, Nettle, and various substances, Aluminium, Patchwork, Embroidery, Mola, 202 x 134 cm, The Silver Rose on White, 2000, Nettle, and various substances, Collage, application, embroidery, 130 x 153 cm

i love the carefree use of materials, awesome marks and fun...see more here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

kim hutchison

in the garden shall grow, acrylic and mixed media, 36x36, square heart, acrylic and mixed media, 28x28, flutter part three, acrylic and mixed media, 22x22, constant reminders, acrylic and mixed media, 42x42

painting with fabric, painting on fabric...see more here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

claudia sperry

Untitled, 2009, Gouache on paper, 12 x 9, Untitled, 2009, Gouache on paper, 12 x 9, Untitled, 2009, Gouache on paper, 12 x 9, Untitled, 2009, Gouache on paper, 12 x 8

simple forms and bold color say so much...found via lisa pressman...see more here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

abigail doan

il nido 01, 2008, fiber mixed media, thread, silk cocoons, 24x30, stella di mare 02, 2009, recycled textiles, vegetation, flotsam, 10x6, hibernation 01, 2008, mixed media, fiber, 15x10x6

lovely...see more here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

neal rock

Untitled, 2005, pigmented silicone and mixed media, 5ft x 4 ft x 1ft, Nonsober (detail), 2009, pigmented silicone and mixed media, 55 x 48 x 23, Polari Range Series, 2003, pigmented silicone and mixed media, 4 ft x 1 ft x 7 in

super cool squishy stuff...see more here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

maya hayuk

black hole information paradox, 2009, triptych, acrylic on canvas and wood panel, 144 x 72, sexy hamburger, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16, the other lord of the rings, 2009, acrylic and ink on paper, 18 x 24, the universe II, 2009, acrylic on panel, 36 x 60

having a blah monday? these happy paintings will brighten you up...found via slow progress...see more here.