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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What we like.

Yep.  We like it hot.  We like it free.  Bang!  Happy Tuesday.


Hot Free World: 38" x 72" oil, charcoal, graphite, and oil crayon on canvas.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ciao for now.

Upcoming exhibition @ Jean-Marc Fray in Austin, TX.  May 2010, dates TBA soon.

In fact, I am about to hit the road for Austin now.  Hopefully, I will come back with a new address.  I love you, Louisiana, but it's time to move on. 


Sunday, March 21, 2010

No sun on Sunday.

Good Morning, World.  Although I have never liked Sundays, I do love wearing my pajamas for as long as possible and slowly draining the coffee pot, which cannot be done on any other day of the week.  It is a welcome change of pace from slamming down a double espresso for breakfast and running out the door in a fury.

It is also great to be back in the studio after a little time away.  Nothing like a change of scenery to freshen things up a bit.  I especially enjoy coming home to finish up existing projects.  So here are a couple of things I finished this week.  The top two are commissioned pieces for a bank in Louisiana.


And this is the one for the reception area.  I wanted this one to be soothing and calm, hence the fluid forms because, frankly, that is what I would want if I were waiting to find out if a bank was going to loan me millions of dollars or not.  Heh.

Water's Edge II:  48" x 60" oil, ink, graphite, and collage on canvas



This one is for the conference room.  Here the forms are stronger, bolder, and more grounded.  Big decisions are made here, so, none of that wishy-washy business here.

My Deep Earth III: 44" x 104" oil, ink, graphite, and collage on canvas



And a few weeks ago I made this commissioned painting for a sweet couple with a beautiful home in Louisiana.

My Deep Earth III: 44" x 104" oil, ink, graphite, and collage on canvas


Side note:  it is SNOWING right now.  It's hardly a blizzard, but there are snow flurries.  Two days ago it was in the high 70's, and I was wearing a bikini by the pool sipping an orange spritzer.  Now I am wearing a fleece robe with sheepskin slippers. You really do not know what you are going to get in Louisiana.  And if you think you do, then you are wrong.  Go away, snow flurries!  I have no love for you.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hey, Chi-town! We're here.

What a spectacular weekend in Chicago!!!  The food, the wine, the art, and a whole lot of laughs with my dearest friends.  And of course it was wonderful to finally meet the great staff at Chicago Art Source and to experience the beautiful space in person.  Here are some shots from the opening and some from other moments.

Entry


Front Gallery

Front Gallery

Center Gallery
Featuring the fabulous Sara Schneckloth!

Center Gallery

Allyson, Meredith, & Emily



Emily in her sweet suite.  Emily had the best room.  Why?  Because she is an attorney with an awesome secretary named Alice who books her reservations while she is floating around in the Caribbean.  Yes, that is a true story.  Although we were pea green with envy, we love Emily to pieces, and had the most wonderful time celebrating her birthday with the a most delish champagne...Cheers!



This is Allyson.  This is quintessential Allyson.  Which is why I love this photo so much.  It is rare that you will find her hand not in this position.  Both hands, actually, hah!


Emily and Kayla.  No, that is not a bong on top of the wine bottle.  It is a decanter that Bruno, the owner of this fab restaurant, Tocco, designed and produced.  

You must go there and order the tortelli stuffed with spinach and ricotta, covered in black truffles and oil and a parmesean sauce that will make you cry.  And the caprese salad, where the mozzarella was flown in from Italy that morning is to die for.  I am telling you, just go there.

Kayla, Emily, Allyson, & Meredith
I sure will miss these girls when I move to Austin in the coming weeks.  But something tells me this is not our last hoorah, but the first of many exciting adventures.  I love you girls, and thank you for making this weekend such a special one...xoxo to each one of you.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ten Pieces.

Here are the pieces I've created for Sheer Splendor, a three-person exhibition at Chicago Art Source.


The pieces below are more typical of what I do these days.  These came first...when I was composed and calm.  Then I got antsy and started cutting up paper, but I'm getting ahead of myself.  So, here...

Descending from the Heights: 36" x 36", oil, ink, and graphite on canvas

The Seraphs: 36" x 36", oil, ink, and graphite on canvas



Ascension: 36" x 36", oil, ink, and graphite on canvas


I already posted the two below a few weeks ago, but again...in the context of the bigger picture, voila.



Spell on the Bayou: 48" x 48", oil, ink, and graphite on canvas



Wind in My Bones: 48" x 48", oil, ink, and graphite on canvas


Now, back to the ants and paper cutting. These five are some mixed media collage pieces that I combined with oil on canvas.  Sort of experimental and raw.  But then sometimes, we like raw.

My Black Wings: 60" x 44", oil, ink, and collage on paper mounted on canvas



My Deep Earth: 60" x 52", oil, ink, and collage on paper mounted on canvas


Fire on the Bayou: 3" x 22", oil, ink, collage, and graphite on paper


Water's Edge: 3" x 22", oil, ink, collage, and graphite on paper


My Red Heart: 60" x 44", oil, ink, and collage on paper mounted on canvas



SHEER SPLENDOR (Susan Davidoff/Meredith Pardue/Sara Schneckloth) @ Chicago Art Source opens Friday, March 5. Opening reception is Friday, March 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Please join us!