Wednesday, September 2, 2020

August was Fruitful

 Not only in that I got to  have a fresh watermelon margarita but in making some digital art based on photographs I took of some hand based work and mixing it up with some old photos I haven't  used before from a photo shoot several years ago.  I guess using some monotype scraps and then old dried up pieces of acrylic paint from my palettes that I've saved over the years kick started my creativity.  So here's the latest mail art:

And these are the latest digital creations:

Corona Dance  -  a dance image appropriated from the internet and a monotype mail art card which I photographed with a filter and then brought together with the magic of digital alchemy to create this.  If you're interested, it was created as a 30 x 40" piece and can be produced in smaller sizes, but as in all my digital creations, I'm limiting the edition size to 25 pieces.

Dancing Through the Storm - was created to be 20 x 24"  ...  it's based on an encaustic monotype and a photo from a workshop with Elizabeth Opalenik where we had dancers on the beach a few years back.  This to can be had at just about any size and is limited to 25 copies in the edition...

Possibility of Bliss - This is a combo of a photo I took of an abstract painting I made in a workshop with Anita Holt years ago at Running with Scissors and a shot of the beautiful Rachel Schwartz from the aforementioned workshop and shot on the same day....

And since we're still in Pandemic Land, these have all been influenced by my feelings about the whole sorry mess we have here in the US.  We have an imbecile as President who refuses to take the counsel of scientists and has no idea about how to make a national plan to deal with it.  Matter of fact that #Twittler doesn't care about anything other than lining his pockets at the public's expense.   If the people of this country can't see this after FOUR YEARS, they are apparently brain-damaged and I don't want to be a part of their country anymore.

The bigger question is, who will take us in?  We are #PersonaNonGrata with most of the world now. 

#EncausticArt, #MaineArt, #MaineArtist, #DigitalAlchemist, #AnnTracy

Thursday, August 13, 2020

More in Freeport than Beans

I'm so very pleased to announce that I have several pieces of work (and some encaustic monotype prints) in a real, physical show!  Let's give a shout out to the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport and the Freeport Historical Society for banding together to work on a project that will enlarge the performing and gallery space in town and utilize an old church.  You can read the details here.

And as a participating artist in this special show - which will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Thurs, Fri and Sat. - I will be gallery sitting from 2 to 5 pm on Sat, Aug 15th, Thurs, Aug 19th and Sat, Aug 29th.  The show runs to September 20th.

What's great about it is that it's a fundraiser with money going to the Meetinghouse Fund and to the Historical Society AND a small percentage back to the artist!  This is very important for artists as we can't write off donations of art given to non profits.  We can ONLY deduct the cost of supplies. 

Hope I get a chance to see you at this show....  and if you like imaginary landscapes, I've got some for you here:

You can find it here -