Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Calle and Mura

Here is the photo I took in San Miguel Allende in July 2010 when visiting my dear friend, Nettie. I just stopped on the street fascinated by the geometry of how the colors of different walls and a window came together. Just a snapshot and I ended up making a painting Mura ( Wall) that is a pretty literal transcription, with a few painterly flourishes, of what I saw that day.

Here are three of the paintings that are part of Sextet. The last one on the far right is called Calle. Look below for the paper collages that referenced a photo and became the painting, Calle.( Street).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

how I made the paintings that are Sextet

Sextet is made of of (6) 14" high by 11" wide paintings on 1.5" deep canvases. It is based on streets in Mexico and the color of houses and walls. One of the paintings, is titled Blanca and it is a doorway on a street in San Miguel Allende. I photographed it and inspired by the colors I created a small paper collage. In my collage the gray concrete next to the door became white so I titled it Blanca. Here is the painting of Blanca, the photo and the collage.
I am installing Sextet in an order I fancy in the Ice Breakers show but I think it is only one of many possible ways to display the paintings, which could each stand alone too. I like the idea that someone could buy a few and create their own installation.

Here is the painting, the photo and the collage. Photo on the right, collage on the left. On the top is the finished painting for Blanca, the first of the 6 paintings that make up Sextet.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Icebreakers Juried show opening February 3

I am so pleased to have one of my favorite recent series, Sextet 14" x68" selected for the Icebreakers Show at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut Street in Denver. The show opens February 3 and is up till February 25- Thursdays,Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5