26 August 2013

New Work: Red Fox, Blue Fox


For the 9th Viewpoints9 challenge, I remembered how much fun it was (still is) to open a new box of crayons, knowing I could use those 64 colors to bring drawings to life, going inside or outside the lines.  I love the smell of Crayola crayons and the names they give the colors, like Melon, Chestnut and Periwinkle.  I don't know what Sienna is, but apparently it can either be Raw or Burnt.  No one knows how to cook sienna properly, it seems.

The real Northern Red Fox's color varies from a light tangerine orange to a dull reddish brown. How about a Cornflower Blue one?  Sure, why not?  And why stick with the regular green grass when we could go with Magenta and Fire Engine Red instead?  No problem, thanks to Carol R Eaton's fantastic iced dyed fabric.


This was a terrific way to wrap up the first cycle of Viewpoints9. Not only did I get to play with fun colors, but I came back to one of my favorite genres – portraits.

The structure of the fox's face is different than my usual human subject, but he definitely has a personality. I think I see a slight grin – or a smirk? – under those whiskers.

Thank you, to the 9 artists who joined this group and shared your thoughts and your artwork! I've learned so much from you, and look forward to continuing the journey in "cycle 2". 

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14 August 2013

"Fragmentations" Opens Sunday Aug 18 at the 919 Gallery

This morning I helped install the Fiber Revolution: Fragmentations exhibition at the 919 Gallery in South Windsor. The artwork looks beautiful!  Please stop by if you can.

I'll be there this Sunday for the Opening Reception at 12:15 in the Community Room. 

The exhibition will be on display Aug 18 - Sept 22, 2013

Gallery 919
Unity of Greater Hartford

919 Ellington Road (Route 30)
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 289-8963


My piece in the show "Weighing the Options" (left), along with Jutta Halpin's "Fourth Dimension"


To the right of the door: Wen Redmond's "Bird in Arms", "Archeology 37" by Carolyn Vehslage, "Fragments" by Judith Plotner and "Urban Landscape" by Katharina Litchman


The rest of the installation team trio: Barbara McKie and Diane Wright. Artwork from left: "Cosmic Fragments" by Rachel Cochran, "Agate 1" by Sarah Schepps, “Kgale Hill Shadows” by Cindy Friedman, "Strata" by Debbie Bein and "Archeology Fragments #5" by Kevan Lunney


"Fragmented Nature" by Barbara McKie, "Breaking Out: Fractured Nature" by Deborah Schwartzman and "Refracted Lily" by Gloria Hansen

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