Today the goal in the studio was simplicity. I’d say success to that! After some exploration of mark making and muted tone combining on various supports I organized all my paints and made this colour which will soon run out. Vancouver Grey is last spring’s grey mix that Kroma makes with their left over paints. It’s a one off. I love this colour and since they won’t make it again, I made my own! I think it’s darn close!
Finally, after a lot technical and acoustical improvements, the last few checks are in progress... everything is working quite awesome so far!! Pictures of the complete studio coming soon!! Stay tuned!!
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Did you choose a world for 2019? Mine is "community" and yesterday was all about that:⠀ I am so looking forward to making new friends and meeting people beyond my current community as well as strengthening and deepening my relationships with friends and acquaintances. ⠀
I spend the morning working with the people behind @beautiful.blawesome We pressed lots of plants from their farm and some textiles from my studio into clay to make things for our upcoming joint work. Here are farmer Lauren, farmer and co-owner Raimee, myself, and co-owner Rebecca. I am so excited to share more soon. ⠀
I went on an afternoon run with Janice from @bigdoglittlebedproductions We had a very personal conversation about relationships that still has me thinking. ⠀
And I ended the day with a dinner date at @pompieripizza It wasn’t my date though but between a 4 and a 6 year old boy 🤣😘🍕 Margy @scholarshape and I were merely there to pull their benches a bit closer to the table 😉 Our conversation about collaborative knowledge construction was great food for my mind. ⠀
What is your word for 2019? How do you bring it into your daily life?
Getting back to work in the studio today. This is my @sekonicglobal 358 Light Meter I’ve had for a couple years now. Working in a studio setting for me means I get to experiment and keep pushing creativity. Like this shot - I took this after Jasmine made cinnamon rolls and I wanted to practice food photography. The ‘top down’ look has been a popular perspective (probably because it looks good and super easy to do) so my thought was to try working with the background and lighting. The inspiration for the straight black/white divided in half came from a BMW ad I saw on my feed that really caught my attention. The light source is my @paulcbuffinc B800 with large soft box positioned overhead and slightly to the right/left. Shot on my @nikonusa D800 with either a vintage Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 or Nikkor 100-300 f/5.6 set at micro at ISO 100 • 1/200 • f/8 (as indicated by the meter)
So pleased to be accepted into Vancouver’s FCA Artist’s Choice Exhibition! Feb 5 - Feb 17 on Granville Island. Thank you everyone who offered amazing names for this painting. I truly appreciate it. I had to sit with them all for several days as you saw so many aspects of my painting I wanted to convey in the name. I finally chose Glimpse of Heaven. This name encapsulates so much of what your names touched on and so much of how I felt creating this piece. For the landscape-esque feel in the painting which communicates my adoration for nature and my joy walking thru it daily, for the incredible sense of freedom I often felt creating this piece. It also captures a variety of feelings of visuals you saw in my painting,… when looking into or after a storm, the thrill of white water rafting or looking down on the incredible rapids of a river cutting thru a canyon. Loved that you could see so many things! I really found the word glimpse appropriate because joy, thrill, incredible happiness… can be so stupendous and often brief or fleeting, making it even far more delicious in the moment. I just love this painting and I’m thrilled to be in this special show. It will be offered for sale at the FCA Gallery in Vancouver. I’m not sure how I’ll feel if it sells! But if it does,… I know the artist - maybe she’ll make me another one! 🤣
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Detail. Today’s flurry. Or fury. Haven’t decided yet. A nice dinner, glass of wine, movie and a good night’s sleep ought to help decide.
Love when a painting is almost there and I’m just tweaking now. When I’m in that stage, I kinda feel like I’m doing the final “walk around” for a dinner party I’m throwing to ensure everything is beautiful, as I intended, keeping an eye out for anything I missed. There’s a sense of satisfaction while I’m doing this. A bit of pride for all the effort I put in and even some surprise that I’ve pulled it off. (Now if my husband read this he’d stop me in my tracks and say “wait a minute young lady. I did all the cooking!” Which is true : ). ) In this case though. I’ve done all the cooking,… in my studio. And I’ve thrown my fair share of parties so I know what I’m talking about. Love the finishing touches! Is that a grrrrrl thing?
This painting has moved on a bit since I took this picture yesterday afternoon. Some splashes and drips and smears were added last night after dinner. It’s at the ugly stage again and this phase here is looking pretty good in comparison. Might need to give more space in time between “tweaks” I’m thinking and yet that’s probably because I like the simplicity of this phase versus the one now that awaits me to pull it together again but with something new! This play vs design interplay is quite intriguing. Fascinates me to no end. So we’ll see what’s going to happen next!