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self portrait of me dancing

self portrait of me dancing

That’s me dancing like a fool because the band is rocking. The crowd is a blur. They start moving too. They’re all pretty well lit. The orange paint is the loud music.

This close up is a guy catching my dance on his phone. He’ll probably put it on YouTube, or whatever, and I’ll be famous because it will go viral. It’ll be titled, “Old lady shakes it down.”

My daughter gave this to me for Christmas. She knew I wouldn’t follow the patterns in the book to make their designs. The book has some blank colored paper that you can make up your own idea and use the little precut pieces of color in a collage, or you can follow the numbers and make their pretty pictures too. The pieces are small so it would take patience to do one of their designs. This could add another design element to my mono prints and palette knife paintings.

Self Portrait / collage

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You might think I look like Venus. It’s me. I’m left handed. hahahah

After my art folders and favorite paintings got stolen a couple days ago I wondered what was missing and what I still have. I still have one big cardboard folder with some things I was really glad to see. This is one of them. That’s me painting in the nude under the weeping cherry.

I also have a bunch of oil paintings that I’ll try to keep.

Ocean In Motion / Exquisite Corpse / collage

I started this Exquisite Corpse  on the top half and Emma Lou Martin finished it with the bottom half and titled it.
I started this Exquisite Corpse on the top half and Emma Lou Martin finished it with the bottom half and titled it.

The Exquisite Corpse is a fun art game where 2 or more artists work on a piece and neither knows what the other artist did, because the 1st artist covers what they did except for 1″ in the center. The 2nd artist can see a few lines and colors to connect their half to what the 1st artist leaves showing. You never know if it’s working or not until it’s finished. Then the 2nd artist can uncover the whole thing and have a look. The 2nd artist has the more difficult part. You have to use your imagination. It helps if you can “think outside the box”.

Our Exquisite Corpse show is happening here in Richmond VA. in Sept. at Artworks on Hull St.