Sunday, June 23, 2013

First Thought Best Thought

I now keep a little black book next to my bed along with a few colored markers and a black pen. First thing in the morning I write or draw something taking no more than ten minutes. Sometimes I will bring the book to a coffee shop but mostly they are done in the morning. The idea is to stay engaged with self expression, color and just jotting down feelings and ideas without judgement. Obviously these are not masterpiece drawings but that is not the point.

Here are a few excerpts:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

 Over the past six months my friend Barbara Fasulo and I have been working on a short video showing how I develop a painting. Barbara is an accomplished photographer and has recently moved into the world videography. I was lucky enough to be one of her first subjects! We became friends five years ago when we were neighbors on the westside of Santa Cruz. By day, Barbara is a lab biologist at the University of Santa Cruz where she studies the fruitfly. You can see more of her photographic work here:

I hope you enjoy our little film. We would love to hear what you think!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wow! What a Friday. Yesterday I participated in two shows for the First Friday Art tour here in Santa Cruz.

I hung new colorful acrylic paintings - 16"x16" works on canvas in the hallway at the up and coming University Business Park- where my studio is located.

The second show was at Greenspace, an eco-friendly home goods store- and the place that sells the Clay Paints.  Here I showed my larger 30"x30" Clay Paint Paintings on canvas.  The paints are made in Santa Fe, NM by a company called BIOSHEILD.

The paint, being made of clay has a rich earthy quality that I find very appealing. The colors dry a few shades lighter than when wet. My favorite color in the line is Onyx-a soft sensual BLACK!

My friend and fellow artist, Giorgia Siriaco also had a display of her clay paint paintings. People say we have a similar style?  You can see more of her work here:

No sales were made at the show, however Giorgia and I made a sweet trade at the end of the show. Score!

Addie admiring merchandise in the store.

Giorgia Siriaco with her clay paint paintings.

Up close of Addie's clay paint painting. 30"x30".
Photo courtesy Barbara Fasulo.

Giorgia already found a perfect spot for the paintings we traded!

...and these are the two I received in return from Giorgia. Love!