St. Louis Art Museum - Part 2

There is so much to see at the St. Louis Art Museum, it is hard to absorb in one day. And hard to write about it all in one post. So here are a few more artworks that didn’t make it into the last post.

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St. Louis Art Museum - Part 1

As we drove through the park, the shiny silver tree caught my eye. I thought I would not want to be near it in a lightning storm. Then, we parked the car and walked up to the large stone building and a beautiful view. We had arrived at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Engraved on the facade of the stone building are the words, “Dedicated to art, and free to all.” The roman numerals for 1903 were next to it.

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New Work

At the beginning of the new year, I decided to move in a different direction with my artwork. I took a break from the Leaf Stack series and started on a new piece.

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Valentine for Aids

I am seeing red . . . and pink, and purple, and gray and all kinds of different colors at the Flying M Valentine for Aids art auction. Artworks cover just about every inch of wall surface from table height to ceiling at the downtown coffee shop and they are all up for bidding.

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Arbitrary Color – Part 2

In my last post, I shared some overview of the Arbitrary Color exhibition at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO. Today I’ll share a few of the other artworks in the exhibition, up close.

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Arbitrary Color

As the sun set and darkness descended, the misty fog shrouded the street lamps and created an air of mystery. We entered the building, I, with a bit of nervous anticipation. Once inside, the huge space enveloped us. I was given my name tag, with the title “Artist” on it. This title makes me happy.

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100 Drawings - Week 9

My skin is craving the sun and my body wants to be outside, even though the temperatures have been cold in Boise. Our area, this winter, has been a sea of white (snow) and gray (sky/inversion), a monochromatic world.

But monochrome doesn’t have to be dreary. For lesson 9 in the online class, 100 Drawings, taught by Jane Davies, we once again explored monochromatic colors.

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100 Drawings - Week 8

The possibility of using anything and everything in creating art overwhelms me! In a few of the lessons for the online 100 Drawings workshop, we had some where there wasn’t much limitation on the media or content when working.

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100 Drawings - Week 7

Is that lime green or chartreuse? Avocado green or sage green? What is simply green to my husband may be grass green, pine green or olive green to me. With so many infinite possibilities in color, I like to be a little more specific when I can.

Exploring monochromatic color, specifically in stripes, was the goal of lesson 7 in Jane Davies’ 100 Drawings online workshop.

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100 Drawings - Week 6

Although the 100 Drawings online workshop I took from Jane Davies is long over, I still have some more of my results to share.

Week 6 was all about going overboard, aiming for maximum variety, like in lesson 4 but now with color.

When I read this lesson, I felt immediate overwhelm about the maximal variety of color, lines, shapes, patterns, etc. I wasn’t sure I was going to have fun with this one. And I didn’t really. (But I didn’t sign up for fun.)

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