Apparently it’s been way too long since I posted here. I have not been painting very much of late, but I did get a new sparkly iPad and I’ve been playing with some digital art. It amazes me how much it’s like painting with paint. I really love it. Here are a few of the pieces I’ve created:
My mother passed several years ago, although it seems like yesterday….. I made this piece in memory of her. It’s a faux encaustic, mixed media piece. It’s a little dark, but then so was my life when it was created.
The process was very interesting as I added elements and built up layers upon layers, like year upon year, memory upon memory.
It, of course, is not for sale, but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless.
The painting is acrylic on canvas and was painted in Maine. A few weeks ago I went out fishing with my husband out of Bucksport, Maine. We went very early and the sunrise was beautiful. I took some photos, and am using one of these to create this painting entitled “Verona Rising”. We were off Verona Island, Maine, at the time. It’s not quite finished but this is the process and progress so far.
This spring I participated in a fundraiser for our local Habitat for Humanity through the Bangor Restore. In this fundraiser, local artists select a door from the Restore and turn it into a piece of art. These doors are then raffled off to raise money for the organization.
In painting this door I became obsessed with painting Koi ponds and have created a number of pieces in glass with this same theme.
My door is ready and installed at Mason’s brewery in Brewer, Maine. For just $5 you can buy a raffle ticket, support this great organization, and possibly win this great piece!
Dave Shove and Tina Fife sponsored this door, transformed by artist Nancy Tang. It’s on display for you to see at Mason’s Brewing Company until July 11. Buy chances to win it for $5 each and see all the doors at www.habitatdoors.org.
I thought you might like to see the newest painting as I’m working on it. It may ultimately look almost nothing like this but I document the process along the way. This is a painting of the flooded and frozen Meadow Brook which borders my property. I was intrigued by the different colors created by the melting, refreezing & snowfall on the frozen brook. I’ll post the final version when completed.
And I think it’s finished; I have to let it sit a few days and mull it over.
Joining local arts associations/coop galleries has already paid off! I’m in two local shows this month; the first I posted about the other day and I won a second place ribbon. The second opened last night at river arts and one of my pieces was selected for an article about the show. Please check out my Greenman and the article here: Village Soup Artists Choice.
A organic shaped bowl reminiscent of jellyfish, undulating sea growth or other sea life.
This piece was created by cutting and arranging bits of white glass carefully to maintain the ‘holes’ and unique shape. It was then fired up to 1500 degrees F. After firing, powdered glass in blue was sifted upon the white and then the piece was again fired. Sometimes a third firing is required to add more powdered glass to achieve a deep color. After the second color is fired on the piece is fired yet again to give it the shape. Each firing takes 12 hours.
This ‘bowl’ comes with a stand for display but it can also be displayed on the wall with a plate hanger.
Goose River on a misty morning, Swanville, Maine. I love this spot along Swanville Road and pass it often. This particular spring morning the fog was thick and beautiful. I’ve tried to capture the feeling of gazing into the thick fog where everything is vague and all of a color.
Here are some images along the journey of this painting:
This piece was created from the broken bones of another wave which was destroyed at a show. It speaks to the unbreakable nature of both water and the human spirit, which flows around all obstacles wearing them down. Water is life.
Kiln fired glass in a metal stand. 100’s of pieces of cut glass are arranged like a crazy jigsaw puzzle to create this stunning art piece.