Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ann Toebbe

I found these images of Ann Toebbe's while looking over Jered's show.  In posting them I realize how rare it is for me to post anything representational on this blog.  But the fastidiousness of these images and their over-the-top sense of exuberant (but kind of wonderfully clumsy) color and pattern grabbed me.

Jered Sprecher (new paintings up)

I just saw images of Jered Sprecher's upcoming show at Steven Zevitas Gallery.  I'm truly delighted by his demonstration of the depth and endlessness of formal play.  For a painter (at least this painter), seeing these is a great way to start the day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Studio View: Christopher Thomas

My husband's studio is definitely a source of energy and encouragement to me often, but especially of late.  Here are some recent pics of what is happening out there, in the building just beyond my own studio. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby land

Two weeks ago today this little guy arrived--my baby boy James Timothy Thomas.  We're slowly figuring each other out.  Even now he sleeps sprawled across a pillow on my lap as I type out on the porch.

There has been no work in the studio obviously--as I'm just taking life moment by moment, or trying to at least.  But nothing changed my studio practice more than the birth of my first child over six years ago, so I wonder how this little person will make his presence known in my creative life.