Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Yo ho, yo ho, it's an artists life for me!

"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it." ~ Henry Moore

The studio has been so busy lately, with visual and aromatic art projects, that it has become more of a challenge to write on the blog. The good news is that soon you will all be witness to the fruits of those labors!

Today I am off to the Getty for a two part class titled "Miniature Painting" taught by Sylvana Barrett. Ever since first seeing the Illuminated Choir Book show and hearing her speak I've been yearning to study with Sylvana. I am captivated by Illuminated manuscripts, evident in the painting H2 Illuminated: Heaven and Hell, pictured above. After seeing the show at the Getty back in 2002 I realized that the letter H has a space for a painting above and below. Perfect for the Heaven and Hell illustrations I was working on.

The Hirshhorn Museum had a contest in which the entries had to be created using only one sheet of paper. These pieces are quite magnificent.


The JP Getty Museum of Art
Sylvana Barrett
Illuminated Choir Books Exhibit
Hirshhorn Museum

Roxana Illuminated Perfume

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