Friday, February 27, 2015

Some more rabbits

RUBY 14 & 15: white cotton rabbits,  clay figurines,  2015

Funny how each bunny has its own distinct personality. It's impossible to make the same bunny twice.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Everyday life: more rabbits

RUBY 11, 12 & 13 : White Cotton Bunny Rabbits,  clay figurines,  2015

I've been a busy bee making more bunny rabbits. Just in time for spring.
You can find these cuties in my ETSY shop.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Girl Clay Sculptures

RUBY clay sculptures,  2015

A couple of girly clay sculptures that was part of the last batch of clay figurines that I made recently.
These can be found in my ETSY shop.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Swimmer Clay Sculptures 39 & 40

Swimmer # 39 and # 40,  clay sculptures,  2015

I think I've got the numbers right for my swimmers. Over the last few years since I began making them, I've tried to keep a chronological track number for each one so that I know the order in which I made them. As an artist, I find it important to be able to look back at my work and see the progression and how my art evolves over time.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

White Cotton Bunny Rabbits

RUBY 7 & 8….white cotton bunny rabbits,  clay figures,  2015


A couple of more new white cotton bunny rabbits. Spring should be coming soon to Montreal ( in about a couple of months), so I've got lots of time to make more bunnies. They're just so darn cute!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bubblehead # 2

Bubblehead # 2,  acrylic & ink on cradled wood panel,  (8" x 8"),  2015Add caption

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Everyday life: winter blahs & studio pics

Ah, look at the pretty little snowflakes.

The view from my studio window.

Meet my new friend, Godzilla.

It looks like I have a lot of brushes, but it doesn't feel like that to me. I use on average 10 different brushes  when working on a painting. A lot of my brushes are messed up, but I keep them anyway because they can still be used for some painting techniques such as scrubbing or applying glue or whatever messy thing I need an old brush for. Than I throw it out (finally).

Lots of bright sun this winter. If you ever buy one of my sculptures, I don't recommend leaving it sitting on a window sill under the hot sun. But this picture is just of the early morning sun coming into my studio, so my sculptures are safe.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

EROS 2015

Eros 2015  exhibition of erotic art

In its sixth consecutive year, Eros 2015 is one of the longest running annual exhibitions of erotic art in Canada today. This year, the show features paintings, watercolours, photography, and mixed media by ten artists from Gatineau, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vankleek Hill.

“New to the exhibition this year was the challenge to artists to submit artwork inspired by literature and various narratives,” says John Olsthoorn, curator of Eros 2015. “In the more than 30 artworks, you will see how the artists responded and experience the influence on their art of the novel, of poetry and song, as well as of film and fairy tales, too.”

This month I'll be participating in a group show at the ARBOR gallery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. The     EROS show is about erotic art and this year the theme is centred on erotism in literature. I chose to do fairytales. Pretty sure not everyone will approve and think it blasphemy to mess with the so-called "innocence" of some fairytales. But I personally think it's fun to think outside the box.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Frida Kahlo, 1932

Frida Kahlo, 1932,  acrylic & black ink on panel,  (5" x 5"), 2015

A very recent portrait that I completed of Frida Kahlo. Once again, a portrait of Frida when she was a young girl. I like to find and work with more obscure images of such a famous face. I think because she was injured at such a young age and at such pivotal time in a young woman's life, her face cannot hide her sorrow.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lee Series 1

Lee 1 ,  acrylic & ink on paper,  2015
A new painting on paper and a new series.
I'm finding that I need to classify my works on paper and figure out which work belongs to which category or series. Some portraits on paper take less time or a less worked than others. And other portraits on paper can take me many hours to create.
And although I try to be consistent with my studio practice, not all works are created equally.