Monday, March 21, 2016

Artist of the Day: Emily Rapport

My artist of the day is Emily Rapport. She makes paint reflect light. Her work is part of the reason I miss Chicago and my old neighborhood of Ravenswood.
Emily Rapport artist, Addison El Stop.
Emily Rapport artist, After the Storm

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mark Your Calendars; Tucson Artists' Open Studios Spring '16

Together with Greta Ward at her studio in Barrio Viejo in Tucson, we will be co-hosting Tucson Artists' Open Studio visits at the historic Steinfeld Warehouse, 101 W. 6th Street (at 9th Avenue) Tucson, AZ, May 14-15 and 21-22 from 11a to 5p. Please come on by. Proof that oil and water do mix.
Greta Ward artist, oil & cold wax on panel, 10"x10"

Nancy Charak artist, watercolor, graphite marks on clayboard panel, 8"x8", from the Caput Mortuum series.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Artist of the Day: Diane McGregor

It is always a pleasure to see Diane McGregor's work. It was a pleasant shock, nonetheless, to see her new direction. I had always thought of Diane as a master of grids. We have corresponded about her fascination with and the philosophical underpinning of hers and Agnes Martin's work.

Diane took a leap into the unknown, which is what we artists must always do. Diane, like my friend, Greta Ward, learned about working with cold wax from Rebecca Crowell.

You can read further how Diane McGregor came to these new images and direction.

Boreas 1, oil and cold wax on panel, 12 x 6 x 2 inches, Diane McGregor Artist

Boreas 2, oil and cold wax on panel, 12 x 6 x 2 inches, Diane McGregor Artist

Hesperia, diptych, oil and cold wax on panel, 6 x 8 x 2 inches each panel, Diane McGregor artist