Thursday, October 30, 2014

Art and all the stuff I didn't finish

I went on a painting frenzy last night to complete the backgrounds for the shadow boxes and finish painting the ocean scene. I also painted a couple of abstracts that seem more like a background waiting for the main character to show up instead of being finished pieces. (I'll put these to the side until later)
Abstract 1

Abstract 2

When I woke up this morning my ocean painting definitely needed more work on the "sunrise"which turned into a moonlight by the end of tonight!

The shadow boxes turned out pretty nice, but it seems they do need some type of lighting on the inside.  If they don't sell at the show I will work on that later. I created the drawings using Iron oxide powder and fused it on Tekta Bullseye glass (1250 F).
"Shimmy Flowers"


I had more ideas in my head that I wanted to create but have run out of time. I'm also a bit disappointed that my brother who was going to collaborate with me to make a wood frame for the "Celestial series of Nine" a is not able to work with me due to a busy schedule. Now I'm thinking about hiring a welder to create a metal frame to allow natural light through the pieces.

"Celestial Series of Nine"
(shown on my light table)

Friday, October 24, 2014

sketch book in hand....

The up coming Uptown Art Stroll is around the corner........

Last night I went to the SAGAG meeting (San Antonio glass art guild),  with the slight intention, in the back of my mind, of possibly backing out of the art show.  I am so glad that I went to the meeting!  Not only did I get excited about participating again, I got to meet some great new people!

Yes, this is the last weekend I have to get busy for this show, but I am looking forward to the challenge of completing the work I have in mind.  I pulled out my sketch book during my lunch break today, went outside drew for a while. It was beautiful day for it!

I was also excited today about the shear fact that my brother and I are collaborating on a piece of art again.  He will be creating a frame for the "Celestial series of Nine"!  When we do collaborate, I tell him what I would like to have, and in turn he tells me in great detail what he will create, then asks me "what do you think?"  In my usual response I tell him, "lost you a while back but whatever you said is good with me!"

Monday, October 13, 2014

favorite colors and my loopy design

When I draw out a design for glass, I tend to draw loopy abstracts. I love drawing the loops and then figuring out what colors go where, filling it with blues, purples, greens and fuchsia.  I have created this type of design many times in the past for leaded windows, copper foil panels and a fused glass disk that my candles rest on.

This weekend I designed a 27" x 21" pattern and colored it with chalk pastels (chalk is so much fun to use!).  The design was intended to be split out in in 9,   9"x 7" glass pieces. I am currently in the process of grinding the glass to fit together and hope that once I am done, the firing process goes well and my pieces turn out.

Here is a peak of where I am currently:

                                             Celestial series of Nine

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall is here, time for art shows!

Last year I posted that I was excited about the fall art shows that I was going to go to as a customer. This year I will participate! I am excited and nervous at the same time!

Renewing my membership with the San Antonio Glass Art Guild has given me some motivation to start participating again. I was seriously on the fence about it but while I was unpacking my Halloween decorations from last year I found the bag of pendants I had made and thought I lost. Originally they were suppose to go onto my Etsy shop which has been dormant since I don't remember when.  I decided that finding the pendants was a sign to participate! I mailed my check out today to reserve a space, and now I need to create some art! I am happy to announce that I will be participating in the Uptown Art Stroll happening the first weekend of November!

If you checkout the Uptown Art Stroll link I will be at the location listed with Louise Craig.