Thursday, September 23, 2010


Two more new finished pieces! Like a lot of people, I am a pretty good at starting things but finishing ... is another story. I am happy they are completed and with how they turned out.

These two work well together, side by side, as a diptych and I really am happy I decided to keep them simple. I had other layers going on but there is something about leaving space for them to breathe that I really like. They are also larger than the others and are on full sheets of blue Fabriano.

They are part of the larger series I'm working on and I probably have explained it enough but if you missed it and are interested in the inspiration and ideas behind it, you can read about it here in my "Inspiration and Miracles" post.

"Imprint" - paper, vellum, charcoal and pastel on Fabriano paper 19 1/2" x 25"

Imprint II - graphite on Fabriano paper 19 1/2" x 25"


MGDFive Launch Party 9/16

The photos below were taken at the MGDFive launch party in NYC at the Soho Digital Arts Gallery last Thursday. I would so love to have been there but it's fun to see how they have digital "frames" and all I had to do was send my friend Lisa the jpg files! My pieces involved in MGDFive are part of the same series of mixed media pieces as the two works above.

The "Nest" on the left is mine!

The various artists' bio photos apparently came up on the screens, because there I am on the right - my head larger than life!

Here is my friend Lisa Russell, who lives in New York and co-created the whole project. We have known each other since high school! I don't know who took the amazing photo on the wall behind her but the figure on the far right is another one of my pieces.

"Far away
there in the sunshine
are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them,
and try to follow where they lead."

—Louisa May Alcott


Victoria said...

Lucinda!! Magnificent and deeply touching work..thanks for sharing this gorgeous is pure poetry and deeply stirs my soul..inspiring work ! Shine on!

PK Studios said...

LOVE your new Blue series!!! I think it's my fave! Reminds me of Greece and Goddesses! When is your solo show????

erin's art and gardens said...

whoa!! that is so cool to just send your work through the "air" and they end up in frames. i never heard of that. i love your imprints!!
happy fall, erin

Joyce said...

Lucinda I am speechless! How exciting to be part of a wonderful event. I also love your new pieces. xo

BB said...

Looking good lucinda, I see a great future ahead of you as an Artist.
So, never stop learning and keep up the good work.
Thumbs up !

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Really beautiful, the layers and the airyness...Technology is really wonderful sometimes isn't it?

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks so much and I do feel honored to be a part of it ... and yes, technology can be pretty amazing and wonderful when used in positive creative ways!

Emily said...

Oh! How cool to see your work in a show! And as for your recent pieces, I love their space and mystery and quiet. (Honestly, they look a bit like I've been feeling...)

Turid said...

Luncinda, these are so lovely! Very empowering work! Can you share a little about what techniques/materials you have used?

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks Emily! And ... I am thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way!

Turid, thank you! The figure was actually a just charcoal on drawing paper that I did with a model. It's cut out on put on regular Fabriano pastel paper. The birds were drawn (loosely) in charcoal and blue pastel and cut out. The birds that are a bit transparent are done vellum & shading on them was with graphite dust. I used Yes paste to put it all together. Imprint ll was the graphite dust applied around that dark template that is now glued on the piece. My big secret is that I use my fingers a lot! ;)

CG Walters said...

beautiful work! Thank you.
blessings and continued inspiration,Lucinda.

Jo Potter said...

Your work is simply beautiful!
The women are like Greek goddesses.
I love the birds in flight. They are like the female spirit breaking free!
Congratulations on a wonderful exhibition. I wish I could have been there to see it and meet you as well.:-)
The whole event looks stunning!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks CG and for your inspiration as well!

Joanne, I love your interpretation! Thank you and I wish we were both there too! Wouldn't that have been amazing?!

Diana Strinati Baur said...

LUCINDA! Awesome, girlfriend. Congratulations. What a beautiful talent you are. I wish I could have been there too. You amaze me.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing your wonderful pieces! I am one of the people who starts and doesn't finish much so I can appreciate how good that must feel. The Alcott quote is just beautiful.

Bonito said...

And here? all this beautiful pictures?
Looks really interesting and your works more!

Heather Jacks said...

Absolutely stunning work! I am so glad to see your work in a show. Congratulations!

Loree said...

You create beautiful pieces which exude delicacy.

Drawn to The Sea said...

I've been sitting here quite awhile, mesmerized by your work... watching her soul take flight. A simply beautiful creation.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my gosh!!! Thanks everyone for you very kind words and encouragement! This series is so personal and important to me, so it means all the more! Thank you!!!

A Brush with Color said...

Just lovely! Congratulations. I also enjoyed your San Luis Obispo pix--thanks for sharing--looked beautiful.

Ruthie Redden said...

Lucinda, how beautiful, i love these pieces, they speak volumes, ! Love to the show & what a fantastic way to participate, well done x ruthie x

Merisi said...

Congratulations, Lucinda,
what a wonderful series you have created here!

And I love how your creations look in the video frame, adding an air of "fragility" well suited to the subject.

Paulo Duarte - Escultor said...

Espectaculares sequências “laboratori” concepcional.
Muito interessante.
Continuação de felizes e bons momentos.

KathyA said...

Your work is breath taking. You should be very proud!