Walking by Inner Vision Blog
Clarity – January 17 – 23, 2021
The Week in Photos at River Road Studio
January 17 – 23, 2021
Photos from River road Studio – Welcome, Friends!
Last week I shared a photo tour of my fiber art studio.
To begin 2021, I started work on a new series of wall works. I work in Encrusted Bead Working, a method of fiber art that is extremely complex because I am working with very tiny objects. Since I am visually impaired, I work by using n Acrobat CCTV.
This wonderful machine helps me do my work. I will be sharing the studio and the collection of new wall pieces I am working on this year. I wanted to open my private studio to allow friends to see where I work and how the work develops over time.
“Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring Series.” will eventually be a group of 12 unique wall hangings.
“Winter Wonderland” will be the first 3 pieces in the series.
I’ll share the progress of this first piece in next week’s blog post.
Four our WEEK in PHOTOS, I am sharing some PAINTINGS
that hang in my studio and surround me with inspiring beauty every day.
Welcome to River Road Studio –
Open the door and come on in out of the cold.
Tuesday – January 19th, 2021 – the temperature is a bit crisp and some snow on the ground today.
By the end of the week we looked out to a Winter Wonderland – Perfect weather!
This is a vintage thermometer that we received one year as a gift from my Aunt Jeanne and Uncle harry Hess.
Here’s the VIEW from our FRONT PORCH on Saturday Morning, January 23. Snow this morning was a nice surprise when we opened the door! The house in the photo is directly across the road from the front of our house. We have been friends with three generations of the Koah family .
When visitors come – all six of the cats vanish! Maybe this is why they call them “Scaredy Cats?”
Lets go upstairs to the studio and I’ll show you a few of the PAINTINGS
that surround me and give me joy as I do my own work.
I am inspired by the art works because each one holds many memories over the years of my art life.
I created most of the paintings on the walls. Several others were done by friends or purchased from a gallery.
I also love to have art works that were done by friends – and some that I’ve collected on travels. Each piece is personal and precious to me. I began painting in 1976. From the first day, I was hooked on painting.
A corner with 2 figure paintings ~ and a Mandala Painting
that I purchased on one of my annual summer trips to the Czech Republic. I love figure studies because in my own academic education I worked from live models every semester when I was a student at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. I purchased several figure paintings over the years.
In this photo, you can see 2 figure studies from Prague and a painting of a Hopi figure bursting from within a color mandala.
I love working with cultural artifacts as motifs.
And, I love the mandala’s that are ageless in origin. I think of them as a birth image.
I combine cultural artifact images within the mandala.
Mysteries of the Divine Mandala:
on display in the studio. Part of a series of paintings using the mandala – in oils on canvas.
As you enter the studio you see a large genre painting on each side of the entrance.
A GENRE PAINTING is a PORTRAIT , or, a painting that has PEOPLE in it.
These 2 paintings were done in the 80s when I was a BFA student at Slippery Rock University of PA.
It was so exciting when figures began emerging as I stood working at my easel. This is when you know that the MUSE has arrived!
This painting is to your LEFT as you walk into the studio. It is about 5 feet tall.
A few of my portraits hang on another wall –
For next week’s visit at River Road Studio,
I will share photos of some of the delightful and fun 3-D Objects in the studio.
If you enjoy your visits here, I’d love it if you would share with your Friends on Face Book.
And, please let me know what you are thinking as you take a little walking tour with me – This Week in Photos.
Are you making room in your heart for ART this year?
If so, please let me know about it.