Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A new piece that I stitched together last night made from cloth that I deconstructed screen printed, stamped and silk screened. I'd love some suggestions on how to machine quilt this. Adding quilt stitching to a piece is not a forte of mine. I'm thinking just some random 'marks', primitive in nature - not too many...just enough to add texture and interest. Anyone have any other ideas?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

While I was getting stuff ready for a show next weekend inspiration hit when I came upon an unused wooden frame. I painted the frame and then stuck this textile piece in it. I do like how this looks. The cloth plays nicely against the texture of the wood. My new yard sale/flea market mission in life? To scout out wonderful wooden frames that can be resurrected with some paint and pigments. How sweet it is.

Friday, September 25, 2009

"Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world" Rudolf Arnheim

I believe that these forms, colors and lines (and may I add textures?) engage the viewer's conscious and unconscious experiences plus their imagination.
Archetypal in nature, abstract art encourages the viewer to free associate what is presented on the canvas with their inner most, fundamental psyche.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Another layers upon layers abstract on 140# watercolor paper. This is my new favorite.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Last night I started another series of pastel painting sessions at the Wallkill River School. I think I might use this for Christmas cards this year. I was lusting after that bittersweet. It's been a busy week but I hope to mess around with some surface design stuff on cloth tomorrow. Although the pull to do some more 'advanced finger painting' (as Shawn calls it) is strong.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Some results of scarf dyeing and discharging - unironed. My favorite is that chiffon one, top left.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Starry, Starry Night

Amazing what a bit of discharge paste can do.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fabric Abstract

The paintings I've been doing lately have inspired me to - once again - try to replicate these effects on fabrics. This is the closest I've ever come. I like how this cloth looks. More experiments to come...as time allows.