I always feel like this time of year spins way too fast! Our favorite summer activity as kids was the slip & slide… and that inspired this painting. I used some of the monotypes I made using the gelli-plate on this, and also printed directly onto the painting.
I originally painted this last summer but had never framed it. I didn’t feel like it was quite complete. You can view the original before the collage & gelli-plate additions here.
I spent time this week in the garden and also at Pulse, Mary Lou Zeek’s pop-up gallery and benefit for the Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk counties.
When Mary Lou and some of the other artists saw my gelli prints, they were eager to sign up for my workshop in Keizer! You know you have a good thing when other artists are so enthused about learning it. I think I will be including this technique in my upcoming classes, but those in Keizer will have extra time on it! Register soon for any of my workshops– they are filling fast.
I also want to encourage you to see James Kirk’s retrospective at River Gallery. I attended the opening reception and loved seeing the huge crowd assembled. Professor Kirk has a wide circle of influence.
Yesterday I slowed down enough to take some shots of my rock garden. It really is filling in nicely!
I had a fun opportunity to tour another garden in Estacada yesterday. Laurel Hedge specializes in Garden Ornaments and Design and they have a fabulous eye. If you live in the Portland Metro area, they are worth the drive. They are planning an open garden on May 25, 2014 from 11-4. You won’t be disappointed!
Here are a few teaser shots: