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.
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