Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wairere Falls Series

I thought it might be interesting to post some of my past art, since I don't have anything new since my last big post of current art. The images that follow are part of a series I did in New Zealand a year and a half ago. They are mixed media: collage, acrylic, wax, and ink.

I learned quite a bit through this series. It became a springboard for the way that I work now. Unfortunately, all of the paintings but one remained in New Zealand to be sold. I kept the bottom one with the picnic tables.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

84th Annual Spring Salon

Earlier this month I entered the annual juried show at the Springville Museum of Art. I just found out that my painting was accepted. Yay! I entered a small watercolor piece title Behind Main. It's actually quite different from what I'm currently doing. I didn't have any of my current paintings ready for display, so I entered this piece that was framed and ready to go. It depicts an alley from downtown Salt Lake.

The Spring Salon opened today and will go through the first week of July. It's always a great exhibit and I'm sure this year will be no exception. I'm sure my Mother in Law will be pleased to hear that James Christensen will have two pieces in the show, as well. If my little watercolor isn't enough to pull you, his paintings will do the trick! (She is a dear friend of James Christensen's wife and a huge fan of his art!)

Here are a few of my favorite local artists and their artwork that is included in the exhibit:

Sunny Belliston -- Itapua II

Jared Ellis -- Onsite B66 #17

Jacqui Biggs Larsen -- Song of Small Things

Brian Kershisnik -- Madonna and Child with Saints Repairing Bicycle

Jennifer Rasmussen -- Dancing Gracefully in her Ruffled Paper Dress

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My art, as of 4-19-08

My studio space at BYU. Pretty chaotic, but sooo nice and convenient.

This one began as a painting about the wheat and the tares, but it turned into a painting about yellow lines.

This was my second attempt at the wheat and the tares, but it turned into a painting about green, blue, and violet rectangles. I had fun with that bright blue.

This one is larger than the other two. It's about 2.5 or 3 feet tall. All these paintings are acrylic paint on panels.

I wanted to do a painting about growth and decay, so I did this one. But I think it's more about form and color in the end.

This one is is 4 x 4 feet, and much heavier than I'd like it to be. (Thanks to Dad for building the panel with me!) I actually painted this painting the other way around, with the green at the top, then I saw it upside down and liked it better that way. This one's not done. I need to change something, but I haven't decided what.

This is the most recent painting, finished yesterday. It's about 3.5 feet tall. I wanted a big linear form of a seed or lima bean and that big blue shape is what I ended up with.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Woohoo for the new art blog!

The plan here is to update this blog with images of my art and other art that inspiring me. We'll see how it goes!