Archive for May, 2009

New Work in May

Posted in Art, Painting on May 27, 2009 by tupperstudio

New work but a new direction??  That is the question for me.  It was exciting working in with this new abstraction.  What do you think?

New Abstract

New Abstract

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ON-LINE MARKETING WORKSHOP

Posted in Art, Painting on May 12, 2009 by tupperstudio

On May 8 I participated in a workshop presented by RACC which was conducted by Mark Grimes that covered the “technically outlandish” to the tactical and the practical on how artists can market themselves online….consequently I have been spending several hours trying to connect to various website, search engines and the latest innovations including opening an account on twitter that can feed directly into my blog page.  Also, Mr. Grimes with the rest of the workshop participants critiqued my website with a lot of useful suggestions…now to figure out how to make the changes with my naive skills.

In the meantime, keep an eye on my site and maybe we’ll see some great advances.  Please comment if you see something you like or even more suggestions for improvement.

Also, please don’t forget about my critique group The Art Pack on the internet.

MAY IN MY STUDIO

Posted in Art, Painting on May 12, 2009 by tupperstudio
Celestial Bearings #2

Celestial Bearings #2

I am now busy painting, matting and framing to prepare for a one-person show to be exhibited in July at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.  I am combining the two series–Terra and Celestial Bearings into a single exhibit entitled Journeys.   The Artist Statement for the exhibit explains my thinking behind the work–

        “Rather than force a focus onto the viewer, I prefer to suggest several interpretations of the Terra Series and provide a starting point for individual discovery. 

         “The work may stir exploration of the imagination to a place remembered or yet to be found.  The painting may suggest unknown continents and the symbols chart a path to new frontiers.  The travel to a distant country gives the viewer gives the viewer the opportunity to conjure their own unique story for each painting.  Another interpretation is the juxtaposition of the human imprint and nature building a bridge between the planet and man’s attempt to exact a structure on the organic.

         “Celestial Bearings followed the Terra Series as a natural progression bringing attention to the mysteries of the skies.  Once again, these are unknown parts of the universe and prompt one to take their imagination along on this journey to the outer limits.”