Our land has restored prairie and woodland, and I collect various grasses and leaves to print on trays and plates. Oak leaves print well because they are thick and sturdy, and have a variety of shapes. Right now, all the tall prairie grasses have gone to seed. These are big bluestem. Grasses print best when they are freshly picked. I roll out a slab, dry it a little between cloths so it isn’t sticky, and then mark the pattern. These will be small trays. Then I lay the grasses on the slab where I want to print them, and roll … Continue reading
Cohen’s Last Song, Oil on Canvas THE PROCESS: I watched a demonstration on the de Kooning technique of painting on YouTube. It was fascinating. Inspired, the next week I chose my (2) oil colors, a large blank canvas, large brushes and mixed the 2 colors in separate bowls adding in different mediums for a syrupy, runny mixture. The way the paint slipped over the surface of the canvas and over the oil paint was beautiful. The neutral gray at the end added a cohesiveness. This painting is inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song – “You Want It Darker.” … Continue reading
“ Shimmering “ hold your breath 6 x8 oil on linen cannon valley wilderness. Alone moments of being held in Gods breath of shimmering light and sound cadmium glory . “Cadmiums song” 8×10 oil on linen . Just above twostep spring feed waters gently flow reflecting colors of heaven and falls cadmium glory . “Held in Hope” 9×12 pastel on Canson poured pigment hard and soft pastel . Autumn leaves held in slow moving waters from deep spring waters flowing over ancient limestone valleys .
It is going to be blue… Check out the video “Seed to Fiber” to see my summer work. saye-willis.com/seed-to-fiber/ I also did a bit of mark making.
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I am a silversmith of 10 years. Nature is my muse and working with raw stones is my passion. I don’t think there is any greater artist than Nature and I work to honor that in all of my work. Each piece of jewelry I create is unique and made with love.
Many decades ago, I saw a quote: Go To Your Studio and Make Stuff. That’s been my motivation ever since. Just play with materials, and make stuff. I have formal education in drawing and printmaking, but my work with paper, ink, and pencil has been evolving over the past couple of years to include working with natural dyes. Always, my inspiration comes from looking around, seeing patterns in nature, focusing on the detailed layering of color and shape. I most enjoy mixed media as in adding pencil sketching to plant pressings, or combining fabric with paper, wood block printing on … Continue reading
Greetings from MODNordicArts featuring mother and daughter Donna Johnson and Lyn Rein. The studio spaces of Lyn’s shown here are looking busy which is a nice way of saying they could use a good cleaning. We are getting ready for your visit to the she-shed showroom that made its debut on last year’s tour. Video
Tami has been making fun, accessible pottery and sculpture for over two decades. “My goal is always to create something that will make the viewer want to know more. Art should be touched, used and enjoyed. I surround myself with art that I love and I hope to provide that same feeling to others.” From functional mugs and lidded containers to purely decorative sculpture, Tami aims to make art that everyone can enjoy.
I love watercolor and it’s been my inspiration into art. I have an area in my home filled with my photos, reference material and lots of supplies! I take photos wherever I go. No pretty flower, rock or scene is safe from me. I’m constantly learning new techniques and mediums. I enjoy taking classes and working with children to share my love of art.← Older posts