Sellersville FUN A DAY 2020
I’m looking for artists to join this year’s Fun A Day. Artists and all creative types are invited to create everyday in January 2020. You can paint, draw, sculpt, knit, sing, dance, make videos, what ever you find enjoyable. By the end of the month you might have one completed project or you may have 31 separate creations. We will come together the second weekend of February to hold a group show at the Sellersville Musuem. 12-4 pm.
message me for more details or to let me know you want to join in the fun.
Lansdale September First Friday
It was a rainy first Friday and I got to try out something I have been meaning to do for a long time. I had my artwork displayed in the window of Love Obsessed, a local clothing shop. I set up my easel on the sidewalk in front of the shop in the rain. I chose to not be under the awning so the rain could slide across my canvas. It was warm enough to wear just a hoodie and paint for 2 hours until I lost the light. People stopped by to check out my work and chat about my painting. I spoke with this woman, Annie McCourt-Makaron, who was displaying her work across the street from me. (This First Friday, artists were showing in storefronts along Main St.) she recognized me from me painting around town. It turns out one of the paintings I had on display, featured her children that I painted nearly 10 years ago at a previous First Friday. It seemed to me that this painting belonged to her, so I traded it for a piece of her work. I also painted her into this one. She is the lady with the big hair.
Lansdale Festival of the Arts
I will have a booth set up at the Lansdale Art Festival this year!
Make Art Not Friends
On July 13th I will be showing my collection of work created after my trip to New Orleans. This work includes watercolors and acrylics exploring themes of burlesque, drinking, death and the bayou.
Other artists in the show will be exploring various controversial themes through video, collage, fabric and prints.
You will have to come out to Exhibit B Gallery 105 N Main Street Souderton PA to see the works as the are not currently published online.
This was done at the Lehigh Valley Art Wars Battle in the Bethlehem Steel Stacks. It was the final battle of the weekend in which 16 artists were competing during the art fest. 4 of us were given the theme Divide just before we began painting. We had 2 hours to complete the painting. This photo is blurry but it’s all I have of the painting. I made it through this round by a combination of audience and judge votes. SO exciting! The next battle will take place some where in Emmaus.
Bible Illustration Slide Show
Figure Slide Show
Plein Air Slideshow
Lehigh Valley Art Wars Art Throw Down
I made it through Round 1 with this 11″x 13″ acrylic painting of the Bethlehem Steel Stacks. We were given the theme “casting” and then 2 hours to paint. I focused on the light casting different hues and shadows on the steel stacks. I even noticed a tree growing from one of the stacks. Round 2 will take place at the end of April.
Train Station Winter Art Show
Our group will be displaying some pieces while enjoying some hot cider.
Artists; Amy Rims, Bobbi Shaw, Megan Shisler, and Chris Wagner will be showing works in the old Sellersville Train Station. Enjoy Winter Fest the same evening. Parking is available free in the lot at the bottom of Lawn on Maple at Drukenmiller playground. Trolley’s run along Main Street up into town. Canned goods are collected at the Fire House. The Train Station is located behind the Sellersville Theater’s parking lot.
Dark Arts Show
Some of my darker paintings will be on display and for sale. I will also be doing palm readings and magical interventions. There will be a zombie walk down main street Lansdale with a huge variety of spooky events all along Main St. Look for me outside of Stove and Tap.
I had the opportunity to paint en plein air at the Fonthill castle in Doyelstown Pa. I love this building, Mercer built it out of concrete. He used to light a bonfire on the roof to prove how safe concrete construction is. Over time, the building has started to crumble but it’s a museum now and people keep it in shape. I spent 6.5 hours painting out in a very hot field. The photo to the left is after the first 3 hours. I went back the following week and worked another 3.5 hours to finish up the details. The light was ever-changing so I did my best to understand the shadows and colors. This is an oil painting 18″ X 24″. I will have it at the Winter Fest in Sellersville December 6th at the Sellersville train station. I should have postcards of it available by then. This is something I always say but it seems to always be true, this is my favorite painting I have done so far!
Paper collaging work in progress
This piece belongs in the huge collections of biblical illustrations I began a few years ago. It’s depicting a part of Acts (chapter 7) that recaps a bunch of Jewish history. I’m working this in so many different layers and mediums it’s getting really fun. It’s maybe half done now. So far, the locust swarm is my favorite part. It took me a few tries to get the body right. Each image I’ve pasted in seems to tell two different parts of the story. The tent and the star are still very rough sketches regarding the star of David and the tent of Molek. I just looked this up and found that Molek means king. One of the long running stories that connects a lot of the books of the bible is this: people worship men as gods and it causes their down falls or exiles. If Molek David were how it was said then would it also be Molek Jesus? Acts 7:43 says “You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.”
work in progress
I’m working on this large piece for the Easter story. I’m trying to not go dark and scary with this and I’m hitting a road block. I was just messing around on gimp to get some ideas, my favorite is probably the white outline with flowers or take care of my sheep.
Goldilocks and the bears
I cleaned up my studio and finally did some work on the love zine. Sorry for the weird lighting.
snow day inspiration
It snowed a lot! After shoveling out, I walked around town. I love the blue hues of the snow and sky. Once I get my studio space back, I’ll get on painting.
what was he thinking?
This drawing cracks me up.
Greek Love Zine
I’m starting work on a zine all about love. In Greek there are ore words to express love than in English. I wish to explore these concepts. I’m going to create small chapters for each type of love. AGAPE, EROS, STORGE and PHILEO. I’m looking for other people to collaborate with. If you are interested in working with me, let me know. My goal is to have it copied and stapled by valentine’s day.
Lake Galena en Plein Air
I am so happy that I joined this Plein Air group. We went out to Lake Galena today. My original intention was to paint my aunt Tilly’s old farm but where we were was too low to be able to see the silos, they are somewhere in the left trees. Today would have been a good day to break the oils out. I did this 11″x 14″ one in acrylic and I had to use my spray bottle very often to keep the paint workable, the high heat dried it so quickly. I brought the kids and packed a picnic lunch thinking we could be out all afternoon but I only managed to get two hours in due to the heat and biting red ants. I was also happy that clouds were out this morning. The chem trails in the upper right look like a DNA double helix. I’m also pretty satisfied with the way I painted the water. I didn’t take photos but the other ladies did really nice work . It seems most of them like to work smaller and focus in on a smaller composition. Most of them work in oil and they blend their colors. Watching them is inspiring me, perhaps next time I’m out I’ll bring the oils instead.
This morning I joined the By Oak Farm Plein Air group and painted this 11″X14″ acrylic painting of Sellersville’s Washington House. It took about 3 hours. I’m happier with this composition than the one I did the last week. I lied about a few of the building’s details to make it fit but that’s the fun part of painting. The ladies dining on the patio were thrilled to see themselves in the painting. They tried to buy it off me but since I had just painted, it I wasn’t ready to give it up just yet. I’m the worst at selling artwork for that reason. I will make postcard prints of this, which I have no problem parting with.
Odd Fellows Building
Today, I met up with the group ByOak Plein Air Painters. We spread out in this intersection and painted. It was great to find other painters in the area to work along side of. I spent about 2 and a half hours painting this building. I am a little bothered by the composition, too much sky not enough ground. All the windows and architectural details were very challenging but overall I’m pleased with how it came out. It was a beautiful cloudless morning. I’m so glad my husband pushed me to get out there again.