Flying Redhead Studio Art

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You will find both whimsy and depth in my art, and currently a high degree of experimentation in what and how I paint and collage. Right now I’m experimenting with some non-representational art, highly stylized whimsical treats and even florals! I am also committed to spending time practicing my drawing, and some of those drawings have made their way onto little cubes of art and a variety of other items.

As a former costume designer I’m very interested in the human being, human interactions, and their meaningful or humorous stories. With that as a backdrop, I’m also enjoying playing with materials and surfaces, and trying to spend all my studio time working quickly and playfully. I’ve headed back to the basics like composition, line, value, etc to inform new work. I’m learning more about what paint can do. I’m making my own printed paper for collages and cutting my own stamps and devices for printing patterns and images. I tend to work in series, and will use these images and printed patterns for building up a painting series or collage series.

I hope you can tell I’m having fun! I’m so  glad to share my fun with you!

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Merry Christmas 2014

Yesterday was Solstice, and that my dear friends, begins to bring relief to the darkness of winter nights. I choose to live in Seattle, where the light is scarce anyhow, and in the winter, it’s scarcer still. But solstice brings the light around again, and hope for warmer weather in a few months, and I compulsively make plans for the new year, and the next season of art work and shows. But that seems way too practical for me on this first night after solstice.

Tonight I want to pause and be grateful for the dark. In the dark I see less, and don’t get distracted by details. I can stop to thank God for the gift of loving people that surround me. For my mother who noted early on that I had a special art gene and nurtured all creative pursuits throughout my forming years. Mom is in nursing care, so I’m grateful for the nurses that care for her daily. I’m grateful for the chance to travel 5 hours by gas powered car on a smooth road with all the cars going in the same direction so I could see her eyes and make sure she knows I love her.

In the dark I can close my eyes and focus on my husband’s grayer-than-last-year bearded face with the curled mustache that makes him look like he’s permanently smiling. I’m grateful for my husband who always supports our mutual and individual creative pursuits, and participates in wordplay with me when the art is ready for naming.

In the dark I can consider how much light and joy my grandchildren bring to my life. Through the babies, I am reminded to wonder about things, and not just think I already know them. Through the adolescent ones I’m reminded to be passionate and move ahead with confidence, even if I’m mistaken. Most of the time it doesn’t matter anyway, but life is much better with passion.

In the dark I can imagine about the ones that are gone, and I hope that we will see each other once again, in some form, be it solid or ethereal. I imagine we will take the form of something that flies, like a bird or a cloud, but that doesn’t matter either. They are loved, and so am I, and the memories are enough.

Lynette

 

Morgue File

What is a morgue file? I used to keep a collection of images, a mini library of cuttings and photos to inspire and inform my costume design work. Standard practice for artists and designers, many fellow designers had impressive collections depending on their interests the projects they had worked on, and the space they had […]

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Photographing my art – beginner level

Photographing your art I set out to learn about photographing my art for two reasons: to get better photos for submission to shows to have good enough digital images that can be reproduced as prints The kind of art work I am photographing is 2 dimensional most of the time, with some 3d. Up till […]

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NEAT Seattle Studio Tour December 5-7, 2014

Next big show coming up is NEAT Seattle, a studio tour. I will be a guest of Sandy Spear, and Priscilla Peterson will also be with us. Sandy makes glass beads, and jewelry from the beads, and Priscilla makes wearable art clothing. Looking forward to sharing the tour weekend with these two lovely women! December […]

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New Work for Edmonds Art Studio Tour

Some interesting additions to my artworks! I’m calling them The Actors. I currently have five figures to show. This is a fun departure from 2 dimensional paintings and collages, and more akin to what I did in my costuming days. Meet the twins, called “Illumin-naughty” and “Illumin-nice.” Then there is “Nearly 12″, mostly because he […]

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30 in 30 Day 2

Another grouping of people this one strikes me as a Greek chorus. I like this working fast thing. Of course, I’m working on completing some that I started, so the ones that I start from scratch may take longer than a day. Nice to finish up some paintings though!

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New painting – 30 in 30 Day 1

Here’s the first of my paintings for the 30 in 30 challenge. Maybe it’s even done! http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com/  

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Fun at the Edmonds Waterfront – An Art Demo Day

Sunday, July 27 I was with 3 other artists at the Edmonds Waterfront, demonstrating how I make and use some of my tools for my art.  I was showing how I hand carve rubber stamps, the papers that I stamp to create pattern and textures for collage materials, as well as some finished and in-progress […]

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Edmonds Art Studio Tour 2014

This year,  September 20 & 21, once again I will be participating in the Edmonds Art Studio Tour. This event has become a destination, gaining in popularity and acclaim, and is now in its 9th year! I was fortunate to be a guest artist at Cami Smith’s studio that first year, was at Lynn Scott’s […]

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On the easel today, 6/4/14

Looking at the last show I had up, I noticed a preponderance of quinacrodone burnt orange which in one way, holds the show together, and in another, it seems like it could be time to add some new colors to the palette. So I started working with a small palette of Quin gold and ultramarine […]

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