Saturday, February 27, 2010

A little mini painting I did yesterday...measures 5x6" from frame edge to frame edge. I think I'm going to post this for sale in my Etsy shop and see what happens. I haven't updated that shop for ages - time for some new merchandise!

Friday, February 26, 2010

American Beauty

Fini...or just to figure out how to get it to a framer in 12" of snow.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Getting there but haven't quite arrived yet....need to work on the headlights, the front fender, tire, background and a few other places. So far I have about 7 hours of work in this with - maybe - another 2 more to go. Whoever believes that painting doesn't require dedication and work is very wrong. But it is - most definitely - a labor of love.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beep, in progress coming through. What's better than an image of an old rusted truck? Especially a big hunkin' 24x24" image? I think I'm going to call this one Americana Baby. Two wishes....1.) I don't screw it up as I continue and 2.) I get it done in a week so I can beg the framer (and pay him way too much money, no doubt) to have it framed in time for my show.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Inspired by a photograph of a marble! I love the textures and portal feeling of this piece I did tonight. I was experiencing painting withdrawal...hadn't done anything all I came home sketched this out and proceeded to add the pastels. Layer upon layer of pastels.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A difficult photo but you get the idea. Art quilt mounted on a painted canvas and then set into a plain black frame. It really does present very well when seen live.
Scored these marvelously rustic and cool watch parts yesterday during an outing with my friend Art by Canace . I'm seeing them embedded in painted and distressed modeling paste on a canvas, with some handstitching and other added textured elements. I see it in mind although I'm not quite sure how I'm going to go about executing the vision. Creating art can - sometimes - be a series of problem solving steps. How well the problems are solved tends to determine the final success of a piece.
On another note, it seems many other people (myself included) are spending time in FaceBook land. If any of you have FaceBook pages and want to connect I'd love to receive a 'friend request' from you. I'm on FB as Denise Aumick. I know FB is the latest social site doubt....soon there will be another social site that comes on the scene but - hey - flexibility can be a great trait, don't you think?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yes....I still do textile work! This piece is now ready for some hand stitching with some nice chunky natural linen thread. I surface designed all the cloth used in this piece by dyeing, gelatin printing, silk screening, breakdown printing, painting, discharging and/or a couple of other treatments that I can't remember right now.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

All together now.....awwwwwwwww. What stories are hidden in an old, worn pair of baby shoes? The unconditional love, the hope, the promises, the devotion, the paths that will be traveled.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Work in progress....What is sweeter or tells a better story than an old worn pair of baby shoes? I hope I can do them justice - stayed tuned.