10 Women Artists

Can you name five women artists off the top of your head? I have seen this question before, a few years ago. When I came across it, I did come up with the names of five women artists. But it took me awhile to search my brain to find the answers. For most everyone, even those who are not artists or do not have an art degree, I think it is easy to rattle off five male artists in a very short amount of time. Picasso, Andy Warhol, Leonardo da Vinci, Monet and Matisse and others are prevalent in our

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Field Study Series

Work continues on my Field Study series. In a previous post, I shared Field Study (O1P1) with you. It is the first piece in this series inspired by my artist residency at Playa in Oregon. Having taken lots of photos during my residency, there is still plenty of stimulus to continue to make more work based on that experience. Field Study (O2P2) continues building on that.

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Metamorphosis

I don’t like to apply to exhibitions that have themes, unless I already have artwork that fits that theme. I know some artists that make pieces specifically for these exhibitions and they enjoy doing that. I have found that I struggle when someone else is deciding the parameters for me. I would much rather create what I want and set my own parameters.

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Playa Residency - Part 1

I opened my eyes and looked at the space between the curtain and window. Was the sun up yet? No. Did I want to get up and watch the sun rise? Yes. Getting out of bed, I went to the glass doors and pulled the curtains aside. I could still see the night sky with stars, but on the distance horizon a line of light outlined the hills. The grasses by the pond were silhouetted against the faint reflection on the pond.

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Linda's Work

It is always nice to get together with artist friends, talk shop and be inspired. Last week, Kathleen Probst, Linda McLaughlin and I had a little time to spend doing just that. Linda has been doing daily and weekly projects for years. She brought some of the ones she is currently working on.

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Calder Influence

Bright colorful objects dance and spin through the air as a breeze sneaks in through the open window A mobile hanging from the ceiling.

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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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100 Drawings - Week 5

Before I get into the drawings, I just wanted to apologize for my site being down for about a week. There were issues with the hosting site. Thanks to those who let me know about it.

Now, back to the “drawings.” The assignment for week 5 was color. We were to play with color as the dominate element. The color was to be the focus (not pattern, lines, shapes, etc.) There were some other specifics about how to go about this.

I decided to use three colors that I had been seeing in my neighbor’s tree: yellow, red and green.

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The Visitor

I was a little nervous, but excited as I drove to the hotel on the other side of town; one I had never been to, to pick up someone I had never met. Although I had “known” this person for years from reading her blog (mostly lurking, occasionally commenting), she probably had no idea who I was.

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Glass Beach

Can you turn a dump into a tourist attraction? Apparently, you can.

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