Monday, February 4, 2019

paul cristina has a unique style that 

I wanted to learn.   

after attending his workshop, this was one of the 

finished pieces I created by tearing a number of 

charcoal portraits and remixing them

into a new collaged face. 

I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Friday, February 1, 2019

welcome february!

the ai weiwei exhibit at the 

was beyond my expectations.  the founders of the

foundation, brothers and owners of guess jeans 

have converted an iconic los angeles building to offer

rotating contemporary art at no fee to the guests.  these photos 

do not do the art justice but I thought it worthwhile 

to give those of you who cannot experience the in person

extravaganza a peek.  the sculptures are created from thin

bamboo, intricately designed, some wrapped in silk.  an astonishing 
part of the  exhibit are the shadows cast from the sculptures.  at first glance

I thought they were drawings on the wall but soon realized that

it was cast shadows.  the last image of stools shows this well.

also at the marciano foundation is a room created

by yayoi kusama.  standing among her red polka dots 

after recently seeing infinity a documentary of her life

was thrilling.

here, for a little contrast from the magnificentart, 

are humble potato stamps I made.

I admire caren ginsberg's portraits and was fortunate

enough to attend her workshop.

these are my works in progress

and have been participating in a 15 minute a day art journal

challenge which I post on instagram.  this is made from 

handmade stencils and collage.

thank you for visiting and if you have been here before,

I appreciate your return visit.  have a lovely weekend

and month.  I will be out of town and am not sure that 

I will be able to post.  

 sunset, palos verdes, california, home

posting today with paint party friday and friends!

To my PPF friends, I want to mention that I have been posting 
comments  on various blogs but when I press publish, the comment 
disappears on the google sites even though I have signed in.
I don't want to seem rude by not returning your visit to you blogs 
after you have taken the time to visit and comment here.  hopefully,
I will resolve this soon.  Thank you for understanding.