Friday, November 18, 2011

Working Hard In the Studio

dThought it was time to unveil the yearly hysteria in the studio as I get ready for the 2012 Celebration of Fine Art opening in Scottsdale, AZ Jan 14 - time to confess to how messy it is to be an artist (at least that's my excuse!).  And just one more thing - if you enjoy this blog I would so appreciate it if you would forward it to your friends - word of mouth is the best for artists!

3 waiting for varnish

Beginning a sculpture

Early stages of standing Salmon Poppies

Primula in process

Waiting to Become

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wine & Art: The Perfect Pairing

Recently I had an opportunity arise in the form of an invitational exhibit at our local winery here in NC.  Cauble Creek Vineyard invited several artists working in several mediums to show up to three pieces with the only stipulation being that one of them should have something to do with wine.  I have had grapes on my list of sculptural gourd pieces to do for years and have never gotten around to!  This seemed like the perfect time.  And so it was.  I am happy to say that it sold at the opening and will be residing right here in Salisbury.

Here are several views of "Full Bodied".  It has lead to another piece, almost finished, for the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, as well as a request for drawings for a totally different "wine piece" for the wall.