Sunday, February 23, 2014

Nine (9) Transitions

For three years my husband Karl and I have hosted a monthly gathering called the Art Salon For Fertile Minds.  Essentially we have recreated the essence of art salons from the 1920s in Europe and later occuring in the U.S.  Until very recently, we were truly a discussion group.

At the suggestion of our member, Becky W. and the enthusiastic support of some of the other members we are now adding in a "show me" element. We are adamant that we are not there to "critique" people's work. We allow the show me element as another way to deepen relationships, get to know each other and have a greater appreciation for each artist's talents and artwork.

At the February 12th gathering  we showed "art from the heart."  Members brought poems, paintings, photography, collage and more. I showed images that were true labors of love that I recently displayed here.

Now for March, it was proposed that we think about TRANSITIONS and we can each interpret that theme as we choose.  Mine is a series that displays how I work and transition from one still life environment, props, lighting and post-production work.

It involved two different sessions with early afternoon light and then the golden light of sunset coming from a southwestern angle.  It was so much fun and I'm very happy with the results.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine Variations 2014

It sounds like a musical performance but it's not.  Instead it is Valentine Variations of a lovely bouquet of white roses that I received for Valentine's Day.  It is a gift that I enjoy and photograph many different days in many different ways.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

LOVE Still Life 2014

Thinking of LOVE

Thinking of a  LOVE and Valentine's Day theme still life.

Originated because our Art Salon For Fertile Minds friends put forth an art challenge.  Create something that represents who and what you love.

This says it all for me except that the cats are there symbolically.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fruits and Vegetables Still Life

Fruit and Vegetable Still Life

While husband Karl was cooking a delicious Egg Drop Soup in the kitchen,
I was working in the dining room.  I painted the backdrop canvas and then borrowed some food from
his kitchen so I could create ...

Still Life with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Makes me hungry looking at it.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Denise's Yellow

Denise's Yellow

For Denise J., my Lovely Literary Lady (aka book club friend) who says she loves Yellow!