Baren 42 exchange participants may not want to go beyond this point!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Baren 42 exchange participants may not want to go beyond this point!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The community painting created at the Alley Arts Festival this weekend. At first it was hard to get someone to pick up a brush and contribute to this painting but once the first person started dabbing others started painting into it as well.
Visitors age 2-92 at the Alley Arts Festival took part and made their marks.
Video of the Alley Arts Community Painting. Can you spot the chicken in the brush?
The photo above is from my other blog about my biggest distractions to art making:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
ALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL 2009
Host: KLSCstudio, Doolittle Properties, and Bridge To Art
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 5:05pm - 10:05pm
Location: In the Alley behind 1812
Street: I Street
Come check the final 2ndSat. ALLEY ARTS FESTIAL w/a Great Live Music Show and Artist Pavillion tonight, Sept. 12th with the SoulShakers (BluesRock), Jambination (East Indian, World) and Todd Morgan & The Emblems (Swing, DooWop) (6-10PM) in the Alley behind 1812 I Street in Sacramento, CA 95811
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Below are photos taken by Rachel Stonecipher of Carol Wagner, my mentor and fellow barenforum.org member. The photos were taken about a month before Carol passed away.
In the photo above Carol and I were visiting an retrospective exhibit of our friend Alice Fong's life works at the museum of the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco.
The acordian book behind me was made by Alice Fong also that is not wallpaper on the wall behind me, its one of Alice's works, I believe its a large monoprint. Let me check the catalog...
...actually it's a 30" x 72" acrylic painting on canvas titled "Late Late Bloomers."
The book is 9"x36"x6." It's titled Chinese Zodiac Animals and is Serigraphy (silkscreen) and collage on Rives BFK fine art paper.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Well I wont be @ Alley Arts Festival Today...thought the cold Hubby came down with last week was the same one I had in Tennessee...nope last night the soul rattling sneezes came...this morn my head is thick with ick. Don't feel up to hours on my feet painting, even if it is to live music & I don't care to share this misery with anyone. I'll just have to wait for next 2nd Saturday to paint to live music.
oh don't let my lack of presence dissuade you from attending the 2nd Saturday art events in Sacramento. if you were planning to attend do so still! Even without me its still very cool and the Alley Arts Festival is a lot of fun. Also there will be lots of other galleries with art and music all within walking distance in downtown Sacramento--all of it free to attend so go go go!
Friday, August 07, 2009
2ndSat. ArtWalk: Alley Arts Festival in Midtown, Sacramento
When: Saturday, August 08, 2009 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
KLSCstudio, BridgeToArt.com, Doolittle Properties, and JungleSupplyCo.com host:
2ndSat. ArtWalk: ALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL in Midtown, Sacramento
in the ALLEY between 18/19 & "I"/J Streets on a HUGE PARKING LOT.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 6-10PM
12 Fine Artists &
LIVE MUSIC with Sacramento's own:
"Low Down Dirty Dogs"
The Red Hot "Jenn Rogar"
FREE TO ATTEND, OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
so I stepped out the front door with a ballpoint and my trusty composition pad to sketch the treeline. As I looked on it I couldn't help but notice the dead tree emerging from the martini glass shaped opening in the treeline and remembered how I thought a few days ago that I would have to draw that tree...PERFECT!
This is the sketch of the Tennessee treeline I did from my son's front porch with my original placement of the moon. As I sketched in the morning light I of course no longer had the full moon of a week ago to reference, but I do have the creative imagination needed to draw it from memory. As I did so I had a spark of something...what if I made a collage of simplified shapes and moved the moon around withing it to determine the best placement within the composition.
Chine Colle is a printmaking process where thin paper is sprinkled with rice paste or other natural adhesive then fused to a damp paper substrate by passing it through a press. I'm thinking that circles of a nice orange mulberry paper would make a great moon fused to a midnight blue paper -- I even know the perfect fine art paper for my substrate...
18" × 26"
last years Tennessee skyline in July inspired artwork. A pastel drawing that I still intend to do a collage or chine colle version of, one day...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Hierophant Buff Block
I decided to print this part a buff color-somewhere between a natural butter color and sand.
I will print this one with a blend of dark blue to black. The black area is what will print blue to black.
this block will be printed last in black. The Red line work is what will print; except the lines in the left hand corner and left center edge. These raised lines are called "Kentos." They are so I can bump the edges of the paper up to them for registration. Registration is how I make sure each of the colors line up as I print them.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
22 x 28" Acrylic Painting on canvas board
publicly painted last night at the Alley Arts Festival.
Alley Arts Festival last night was too much coolness! It was way too much fun slinging paint around while beat poets and jazz musicians grooved not 20 feet away from me. One of the musicians told me I inspired her performance. I had about as much fun last night as one can have in public without chemical enhancements...
In other news, I turned 50 last week -- I survived a whole half a century!!! To celebrate this momentous milestone I'm going to give a 50% discount on all sales of my artwork for the rest of the month of June to anyone who asks for it. Just send me an email with "Happy Birthday Sale" in the subject line. Tell me the title of the work you want and your name in the email. I will then send you a private URL where you can purchase the artwork at 50% of the listed price.
Here are some links to sites that feature my artworks:
My Web Site: http://www.imp-s.com/
Web Portfolio: http://www.absolutearts.com/pharecamp/
My Etsy Shop: http://www.PhareCamp.etsy.com
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"Drag Me to Hell"
It's tame enough to take a preteen or older child to see. A sensitive kid or younger then 8 might get nightmares. I don't remember any swearing in it and the sex was tamer than prime time. It reminded me of the campy late night horror flicks I was hooked on as a kid. Remember those weekend shows with a host that wore halloween makeup and a tuxedo who told corny morbid jokes before and after commercial breaks...that's the kind of horror flick I love.
Don't care for the carnage filled ax murder or brain eating zombie flicks. And sorry Rob Zombie -- I know what you do is also campy dark humored art but its too gross with creepy inbred characters that remind me too too much of some of the backwoods stereotypes I ran into in Alabama...House of 1000 Corpses gave me psychologically disturbing dreams for days (no nightmares, its not as scary as The Thing Under the Stairs [nothing but mouth full of all those sharp F'in' teeth!])
Drag me to Hell doesn't pretend to be high art, its just good ol' fashioned B movie fun that goes great with a big bucket of greasy popcorn and large coke spiked with the Captian that fit nicely in my pocketbook...