off to the festival

Its time for the Carolina Beach Arts Festival – and I’ve been working really hard and looking forward to this festival.  Lynnette Ashby and myself will be the ‘featured artists’. Joining several others near Artful Living in Carolina Beach, NC we will each be working on a 24 x 48 panel in our own style as well as overseeing a community ‘sampler’ project of the same size.   I can not wait to see all the arty goodness as well as take in the beach.

Many thanks to Josie for the beautiful article linked above and the board of ICAC for letting me participate.

surf board art

8 x 20 SurfBoard Collage and Paint… a new series of paintings for the Carolina Beach Arts Festival

Carolina Beach Arts Poster

CABF poster

Tearing paper, a mathbook and collage

I am a relatively ‘new’ artist – like ten years or so. Before that, I was a math nut. These are two really different sides of the brain… so it only makes sense that i would tear up an ancient matchbook (circa 1865) and create a Pelican. The math book was falling apart literally, but full of really great pictorial representations of how to create fractions and trigonometry and a bunch of fun word problems…. you know the ones… “If you have ten pancakes and there are 5 people to feed, how much syrup do you need…” ha.

at any rate, here is the little guy – and one of his friends….  i hope to continue more in the series this weekend for the upcoming Beach Art Festival…

pelican collage

2015 torn paper and paint 8 x 8 on birch wood panel.

torn paper and paint pink starfish collage 8 x 10 on canvas

torn paper and paint pink starfish collage 8 x 10 on canvas

hello, long time no beach.

This is the only thing i dislike about winter – a little too chilly to walk on the beach and in NC, you never know if you are wearing shorts, jeans or arctic gear during Jan or Feb. Good news is that in about two weeks, it’ll all be gone. Stupid Groundhog….

At any rate, if you can’t be there, dream there ! So without further ado, the results of my studying online with Danielle Donaldson.

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The Village is pretty much a ‘copy’ of her idea. I love it, but it looks too much like her work, so , add a little me and you get pretty much ‘the beach’ – lighthouse, life guard stand and the Inter-coastal Waterway house with trees.

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Enjoy –

Without water, I would have no art…

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This little crabby was created with the amazing Derwent light wash water solvable graphite pencil – and the sunset is Caran d arche crayon. I love art supplies and I love the ocean- they mix pretty well don’t you think?

Have a very artful day .