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What Do You Do With Regrets?

“Pentimenti” is the Italian word for ‘regrets’ It is also used for corrections in Art. For example, an artist in the Renaissance or XVI Century had an initial drawing for a painting. Let’s say it was that of a woman with her arm raised. Then the painter changed his mind (“regretted” it) and drew her…

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We CAN all get along!

Continuing my exploration of a variety of materials and their interaction I now arrive at “White V”. Although, as the number indicates, I have done five paintings in this style, some of the materials are the same but others make themselves known (and appreciated). I am beginning to feel like a bungie jumper: I have…

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“Dreaming”

In a quest to give a second soul to unrelated objects and to explore different creative possibilities, I conjoined a variety of elements that, on their own, would have little or no meaning. Embroidery fabric, rusted found objects, drywall mesh, pieces of soda cans…..wedded to dreamy images….embedded in Encaustic. Et voila! You have an interesting,…

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Mayme Kratz

Last week I watched a video produced by Suzanne Johnson of Odissey Films based in Cave Creek, AZ.  It was a documentary about the artist Mayme Kratz, aptly called “Standing Still”. Mayme Kratz defies stylistic definitions.  She herself claims to have undertaken her current modus operandi because she always felt she would not fit into…

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A Renaissance Man I Found

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We the People and the American Flag

This piece brings into relationship the Constitution of the United States and the many flags that represented this country since the British created the first one. The background of “We the People” is a collage of the original handwritten Constitution, as well as the current amendments.  Under the flags I have added the dates in…

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Journaling and Journeying from “Lightness of Being” to “Pentimenti”

This is a journal about the process I undertook when I decided to change my painting, “Lightness of Being”.  The process ended up being anything but light and it took months.  I liked “Lightness of Being” and even showed it at my One-Woman Show at the Casa Grande (AZ) Art Museum last year.  But one…

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“The World As Ground Zero”

In 2001, after the attack of 9/11, I wanted to express my emotions on canvas, but felt that I did not, then, have the technical means.  I painted a small canvas.  There were fires, destruction.  But it did not satisfy me.  In 2007 I had learned additional techniques and was ready to tackle this emotionally-loaded…

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Two-Woman Show at monOrchid in Phoenix

The month of May 2014 is coming to an end and Summer is just beginning. May has been a busy month, what with beginning a new Series in Oils and dedicating much time to its inception; then Opening my Two-woman Show at monOrchid, on Roosevelt Road in Phoenix.  Stacie Schimke accompanied me in this adventure…

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Introduction to Encaustics – Three-hour Class

Encaustic is such a fascinating medium that artists and non-artists alike are flocking to learn it and add it to their creativity curriculum.  Encaustic can be added to other mediums such as sculpture, oils, watercolors and even acrylics!  Used on its own it will also take you to paths traveled and newly discovered, every single…

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