Zoom Inspired !

My friend and fellow Artist, Pam Hounschild and I have been teaching a Water Media Textures Workshop via Zoom. Pam is a more linear thinker than I am which was essential in pulling this off. Our first online class was through the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, CA. We will teach the class again  October  5,8,12,15 with them also. . In the meantime we are also teaching September 14,17,21, and 24.through the Emerald Art Center in Springfield OR.

Its a quite different experience for all of us to not be in the same space but we are finding our way and everyone had fun and produced some great pieces.

Leading up to this new zoom life, I had decided I was tired of cutting mats, handling heavy glass and framing my work: too labor intensive and the glass made it difficult  to view the work because of the glare. So I have been working smaller and experimenting with adhering images on paper to wood substrates and layering on acrylic medium to seal them and applying a final couple of layers  of UV varnish to make them lightfast. I really like the immediacy of images and the detail preserved.  

Here are some examples of the current works.

Various Tangents

These 3 images are part of an experimental tangent of the serendipitous  following of random threads layered onto paper: layered onto underpainting or by creating a new and vibrant base for further exploration.

 

Thicketed Moon 24×30

Fog in Sunrise- 6×9

Cracked Foundation- 6×9

New Small Works

These images are just completed. I’m attempting to move away from cutting mats, dealing with heavy glass and framing my work. I’m too old to deal with it. These are lightweight! I like the immediacy of the images. All are acrylic on paper adhered to wood panels.They are sealed and UV treated for easy care. I’m all for easy these days and am loving the exploration.

New Small Works

“Earth Protectors” 15″X11″

New Small Works

“Red Flash” 15″X11″

New Small Works

“Coral Reef” 15″x11″

New small works

“Eb and Flow” 15″X1″

Solstice Bed

Solstice Bed

While browsing the garden for inspiration, I discovered that the Bamboo I thought I had secured within a deep walled box, had run amok and was vigorously sprouting throughout the adjacent flowers. While snapping them off hoping to at least slow their march, I was taken by their primordial feel. I watched their wrapped leaves unfurl as they dried in my studio.  Prompted by curiosity I followed the nudge and created numerous layers and parts. This circuitous route ended with the forest sprouting from a coral bed . It was the Summer Solstice. Magic always happens then.

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Shrine: Creativity classes and workshops with Eve Margo WithrowThe Shrine

Remember and reconnect to what is sacred in your life by creating a reliquary to honor them.  We will build architectural altars from cigar boxes and collage them with images that enhance, enliven and deepen our lives.  Bring pictures of people, places or things you care to include to personalize your creation.

Sunday, January 20th, from 1-5 pm.

$45. Most materials included.

 

Life Mask in Progress: Creativity classes and workshops with Eve Margo WithrowLife Masks

Create and embellish a life mask from your own face and allow it to communicate the innumerable messages secreted within.  This process will require one session to create the mask structure and a second session to paint and embellish them.

Finished Life Mask: Creativity classes and workshops with Eve Margo Withrow

Sundays, February 17th and 24th, from

1-4 pm.

$90 for both sessions. Most materials included.

 

Intuitive Painting: Creativity classes and workshops with Eve Margo WithrowIntuitive Painting

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.

First Sunday of each month through April.

Cost: $40 per class.   Most materials included.

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