December 2017

Rags and Watercolor

December 26, 2017 Works on paper

In the spring of 2017, the Philadelphia Museum of Art had an extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces that traced the rise of a uniquely American medium. The “American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent” proved to be a defining exhibition for me as it sparked my own exploration of watercolor. I have since found several materials and techniques that have allowed me to make watercolor my own. The introduction of opaque watercolors and toned rag paper haveRead More

Fall 2017: A Growing Body of Work

December 16, 2017 Oil paintings

This fall has been a very exciting time as I pushed myself to take my work more seriously. Now at the end of the semester I can now look back and be proud of the work I made. These pieces are leading me somewhere, as to where that destination is, I am not sure but I know I will find it before the end of my  PAFA career. Hopper’s Lighthouse (Study), 18″ x 20″, Oil on Canvas, Sold This study ofRead More

Wood Block Printing

December 16, 2017 Works on paper

I took a print class this past semester during which I developed a more graphic-oriented side of my art. The following prints are in chronological order as I explored the medium. The experience of cutting my own wood blocks and spending hours rolling inks onto boards was more difficult than I expected. The process involved blisters and a constant battle against inky hands.     City Hall Near Sunset, Three Editions, 11″ x 12″, Edition 1 $30, Edition 2 &Read More

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