Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Encaustic Workshop

I got a wonderful email from my friend Dreama telling me about an encaustic workshop that was going to take place. I was tickled when I found out there was still space and I got in the workshop! I had always wanted to know more abut encaustics because I felt they would be conducive to the imagery I create and help me enhance the atmospheric quality in my landscapes.

While these are my first attempts, I plan on doing more of these. I am sorry the photos did not show more of the rich color in the mountain portions of the pieces, nor did they show the wonderful textures created by using the wax. The possibilities are endless here and I have only just begun.

Jeff Juhlin was the instructor and he was fantastic. He shared his talent and knowledge with all of us. You can see his work along with two other nationally known encaustic artists at Dialog Gallery in Downtown Roanoke. ( It is a wonderful show, please check it out!)
Thanks Jeff!
http://www.jeffjuhlin.com/

Also, at Dialog gallery until the 30th of October,
THREE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ENCAUSTIC ARTISTS ARE SHOWING ENCAUSTICS!
"LUMINESCENCE", new encaustic work by Jeff Juhlin, Daniella Woolf and Jane Guthridge.
These works will be on display from sept 11-oct 30.
New gallery hours: Wed-Sat noon-5p.m. or by appointment

Encaustic one (C) gls







Workshop day at Ed Dolinger's Studio
I met some wonderful new people and got to catch up with old friends.

Encaustic two (C) gls


Encaustic three (C) gls


Encaustic four (C) gls



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New River Art Juried Show


Autumn Lights monotype (C) WON Best in Show! (SOLD)


Davis Campground Monotype (C) NFS


I just got an email from David Eakin telling me I got two pieces in this show! I am so excited! I am so fortunate! There were so many fantastic artists that entered.

• September 14, 2009: Jeffry Cudlin selected thirty works by twenty six artists from 199 entries by 68 artists.

Here's the link
http://www.newriverart.org/shows/2009/2009slide-show.html
Dates:
  • Saturday, September 26 – Work delivery deadline
  • Saturday, October 3 – Reception and Awards
    Ceremony 6-8pm
  • Saturday, November 21 – End of exhibit, work pick-up







Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monotypes part 2

Just a few images from the fruits of my labor this past weekend.



Red River monotype (C) gls (SOLD)


Sunset Over Sugar Loaf monotype (C) gls


Ripplebrook Road, Fall monotype (C) gls


Fall Fireworks monotype (C) gls

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Monotypes

Just a few more monotypes. Ah, it feels good to be productive!


Stray Cloud monotype (C) gls


Eagle's Nest Lake monotype (C) gls ( not available for sale, yet.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Feeling the Urge...





Mountainside monotype (C) gls
Go West monotype (C) gls

I guess I have been a tad bit cranky lately, I have not heard any complaints, but I know I have been . Other than having a horrid case of poison ivy all over my face, neck, hands, and stomach, I have a raging case of creative constipation also! You may not think so, since I have been creating a few small sketches, and playing with acrylics. Tonight was the night. I had to close myself off and get into the 'real' paint. Oils...I love oils. Monotypes, I love monotypes. so, here you go. Fresh on the clayboard.

I feel so much better now.
I feel a productive weekend coming on!
(Snicker.)