The east end of a meadow on my property.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The east end of a meadow on my property.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
She wanted something "beachy"...so we went with these colors...cut the glass in curvey shapes and picked textures so that it looked like you were looking into water. "Catch a wave..you'll be sitting on top of the world. She loved it.
This card holder was made for Gayle Curry, another artist at the gallery. She is the one who helped me considerably with "COLORLICIOUS". She told me the colors she wanted and to have fun...so since I was feeling a bit "COLORLICIOUS"...that was my influence, and this is what I created for her. She loves it!
This card holder was made for another painter in our gallery, named Doris...a real "firecracker" and also someone with a great sense of humor. She wanted the card holder to match her cards, so that is what I did. A lady came in and wanted to buy it, but I told the lady she would have to fight Doris for it. The lady quickly relented and asked me to make one similar in style with green, yellow, and red accents.
I sell these for forty dollars and they are very easy to ship.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
A couple of pictures of a abstract cross I am making for a customer in Norman, Ok.
Each piece is cut, then covered with copper foiling. With a fid, (a tool used by the artist) the foil is pressed to the glass so there are no wrinkles. Each piece is individually soldered and put together to form the design. This cross will be built within a dark frame to hang on a wall, or in the light. I will be uploading a picture of this when it is completely finished.
Some people might not think that has to do with art...but in a sense it does.
We are all pieces of beautiful art, always evolving, and unique. I found this older picture when Ryan was in the fourth grade....now she is a freshman in college.
We are both creative spirits who share the love of art together. She is my daughter and one of my best friends.
Friday, February 15, 2008
It sold later that night. It was also not part of the "COLORLICIOUS" show, but in another part of the gallery.
The colors in the piece were inspired by Jack Hill.
I had never considered putting cobalt blue, royal blues, pastel blues and oranges together, but it worked.
This piece was purchased by Jack's son Jim.
It was late at night, the last sale of the show.
This abstract cross sol the night of the show. It was not part of "COLORLICIOUS"
but was on display in another part of the gallery.
It is fourteen inches tall and ten inches across.
This was sold to a mother and daughter. The mother bought it for her daughter, then ordered a cross for herself in reds and blues.
I am looking forward to creating it for her and it will be easy to ship anywhere.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I have traveled to the southeastern part of the country this week.
Sunny here, lots of big tall pine trees.
I am working in a very small community. A few of the nearby towns are even smaller. One town, called, Cuba, Alabama only has a population of 32 people.
It is an enjoyment to see the diversity of our land and people in the United States.
Monday, February 11, 2008
I started working on all of these pieces nine months ago. In the hot weather of an Oklahoma summer, I started cutting, breaking, and designing glass art specifically for this special event. Every single piece was hand-foiled, hand-fluxed, and hand-soldered.
Every design in "COLORLICIOUS" is an original, there is none other like it in the world.
The psychedelic era pushed out to create more cultural space in our society. It allowed room for the un-conventional and different view points of that time. I hope that we all remember that diversity is our greatest resource and that of faith, hope, and love...the greatest of these is LOVE.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Mary checking out "Vivid Vision". Mary is one of Ryan's friends....
Me and Mary, I have always called her my other daughter. She is a student at ECU, in Ada. She is a very unique person, with a very creative brain.
Ryan and her friend, Zach. Two talented people who love to create!
Mary said she actually had her hair this way...it was one of her favorite hair dos!!!
One of Gayle's paintings..I don't know the name...but it looks like a "COLORLICIOUS" pond with lilly pads floating.
"BLUE GROOVE" now decorating Jeff Gardner kitchen area!!!
"Having Some Fun"....this makes me think of the Beach Boys...I don't know why.
"Flowers - A-Go-Go"
One of personal favorites.
This man looked at every page!!!!
Randy and Bev signing the book.
One of Jack's friends stopping by.
Peter Max was an amazing artist. We provided the book to record people's thoughts and ideas about the show. It brought back memories from that era for some people.
I know I will read the comments over and over again and remember that special night.
It was a really cool show!