Monday, December 06, 2010

No Naked Walls - Perhaps it's because I'm a Gemini

Golden Geisha
Hand colored block print

The last few weeks were busy mainly because I was getting ready for my Open Studio.  Even though I didn't know many people here in Toronto after only recently moving here I thought that I would go ahead and make a start.  I have always found Open Studios good for me and I do like the people contact that they bring.  I actually didn't have a lot of visitors, which I guess was to be expected, however those who came, came to buy and quite a few pieces went to new homes with some wonderful people.   

Now that it's over I am back in the studio.  My plan was to work on some non representational pieces but somehow I got diverted.  Perhaps it's because I'm a Gemini  because I immediately started on a something the exact opposite of abstract or non representational, a very planned out piece of a Jester...!  One of the works that sold in the Open Studio was the work on the invite above, the hand colored block print "Golden Geisha".  I also did the musical block print "Golden Notes" a while back.
Golden Notes
Hand colored block print 26 in x 22 in
 Jester is a similar block print with Gold in it.  I like to show work with a theme and so I'm going to do a series of works limiting the colors to mainly black, grey, red and of course, gold.  Some of the pieces will be non representational, of that I'm determined, but it will enable me to do a variety of subject matter but still within a theme that will hang well together.  The Jester is nearly finished but I have to correct a few things.  It's been fun to do too.

In Jest
Hand colored block print 18 in x 24 in


Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I love your geisha! Congrats on selling it. I've only done one open studio... lots of work but worth the effort. I'm so glad yours went well.

Eva said...

Congratulations on going through with your open house and the sales. You are braver than I am.
I love your block prints. Are the grids in the compositions individual blocks?

susanne said...

Thanks Deborah. Yes they quite a bit of work but at least I don't get rained upon and I don't have to take anything anywhere. Eva, I just did another post explaining how I do them.

Shelley Whiting said...

Your art is very fun and funky. Beautiful and lovely artwork.

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