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Aqua Art Fair: Miami Bound

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I am so pleased to tell you that this painting, along with several others, is in Miami with Hang Art, where the Aqua Art Miami Fair begins this evening.

I created large pieces for the fair- the above painting is 36 x 48 inches- and while I was painting and building up the layers I was thinking a lot about the balance between simplicity and complexity. My goal was to find an efficiency in the complexity. These paintings have a bit less layering and more breathing room.

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I found that stripping away some of the busyness made every mark count more. Then I made sure I went over the top with one element, whether it was glitz or scale or luminescence.  I’ve also been falling in love with what’s been happening in the background with the graphite, and I didn’t want that to be lost. As a result, the atmospheric stripes are more prominent in these paintings, and I’m really liking it.

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If you, or anyone you know, are in Miami this week looking at art, stop by the Hang Gallery room at Aqua! They’re showing work of gallery artists who’s work deals with light and reflection, and I think it will be a fabulous showing.

Show in San Francisco

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I’ll have brand-spankin-new paintings on view for the first part of May at Hang Art in San Francisco alongside Fain Hancock’s lovely work.  I’ll be at the opening tonight, so anyone in the area for First Thursday gallery openings, stop on in and say hello!

I’ll share a few of my favorite paintings here for those of you who can’t go to the gallery to see them.

woodsmoke_and_sunshine_small_kairos“Woodsmoke and Sunshine”, Encaustic mixed media, 30 x 60 in.

tule_fog_3_small_kairos“Tule Fog #3: I-5″, Encaustic mixed media, 24 x 48 in.

TulleFog-I-5_small_kairos“Tule Fog: I-5″,  Encaustic mixed media, 17 x 34 in.

Hope you can stop by and see them!

A Contribution

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At the close of 2012, I find myself grateful for my and my family’s health and all of the goodness that has come my way this year.  It has been a year of big shifts, subtle changes in perspective, and a deepening of my art practice.  I am so grateful for generous friends, supportive family, and the opportunity to share what I do and learn from others through my relationships, the galleries that represent my work, and through online communities.

I want to say thank you to every single one of you who take the time to come here and read my occasional posts and updates.

I think it’s a great time to share this link with you, part of my online community… it’s a contribution to the diverse, enthusiastic, occasionally snarky, and certainly generous online painting community that I am lucky to find myself a part of.  You’ll also find the link in my sidebar.  It will take you to the packing and shipping website that I developed in 2011 with Larraine Seiden, which until now was only available through the IEA website.  It was written to accompany a presentation we gave at the Portland IEA retreat about packing and shipping encaustic work.

Disclaimer:  It’s not a definitive work- I’m sure that many of you will find new tricks and tips, and many of you will find faults or disagree with some of the methods.  But it is a good starting point, and offers a lot of basic information about shipping encaustic work along with some methods for building custom boxes, cuffs, and insulated shipping crates.  I hope that you find something new there that takes away a bit of the anxiety we all feel when hauling our precious work down to FedEx or UPS.

Please feel free to leave additional information and experience in the comments sections of the various pages…it was our hope that our readers would use and contribute to the website, expanding it’s scope by means of our collective experience!  However, I won’t have a lot of time to respond to individual comments or questions from that site right now.

I hope all of you out there are having an excellent holiday season… here’s looking forward to 2013!

Blog Makeover, and Other New Stuff

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I’ve been fiddling with this blog pretty much non-stop for a few days.  Isn’t it so much nicer around here?? I didn’t even like to look at my blog before, but now I love it. I figured that if I’m going to be sharing and writing here more, I’d better make it a space that I actually like.

I’ve also added a lot of content on the periphery.  Here are some changes that you might not notice right away:

  • I’ve listed upcoming teaching gigs in the navigation bar.
  • There is now a drop-down menu above that acts like a mini gallery page with some examples of my work.
  • Click on the “Hang Gallery” button in the sidebar to see where you can view or purchase my work.  Hang Gallery is also listed in the navigation bar under “Representation”.  By the way, they are some of the most friendly, kind gallery people I have ever met.  Worth a visit if you are in San Francisco.
  • I am very excited to share all of the links and book suggestions listed under “Inspiration” in the navigation menu.  I am obsessed with process, so I love to peek into other creator’s lives and I gain so much insight from reading about the psychology and process of creating.  Make yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy these links and books.  If you have favorite websites or books to share, leave a link in the comments.
  • “New Work” in the sidebar will take you to my website.
  • Click on “About” to read a little about me and what my work is about.

And yes, more is coming.  I will add content to “Projects” as that takes shape.  I have packing and shipping information that I’d like to add to the sidebar.  I also have a writing project that I’m working on, but that will have to wait a while…

As always, thanks for reading!
Lisa

Upcoming Encaustic Show…

I am so pleased to be included in this upcoming group show.  Thomas Morphis has done an excellent job of curating this;  each artist is distinct, and the show promises to have great variety and texture!  I’m looking forward to seeing it myself Saturday night at the opening.

Mary Black

Robin Denevan

Eileen P. Goldenberg

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Opening Reception:  7-9 pm, Saturday, January 15

The gallery is open Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 pm, and the show runs until Feb. 12.

Show in Santa Cruz

February 5 – 28, 2010

Opening reception:  February 5, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Gallery hours: Thurs. – Sun. 12-5, or by appointment (tel:  408.373.2854)

I’ll be hanging this show this weekend, and I’m really looking forward to seeing my paintings alongside Norman Locks’ photographs. If you are in the area, I’d love to see you at the opening!

Upcoming Show…

This should be a great show of encaustic work in Santa Rosa. I can’t wait to see it myself… and I’m so pleased to be included in this show! The show was curated by Thomas Morphis, and includes an impressive list of artists:

Mary Black, Howard Hersh, Julie Nelson, Tracey Adams, Eileen Goldenberg, Robin Denevan, Carrie Ann Plank, Emily Clawson, Mark Perlman, Eleanor Wood.

Oh, and me. I’ll have three of my larger “Winter” paintings hanging.

(I couldn’t find a link for Eleanor Wood for this list- if anyone knows, please send it to me…)