JULY LIVING ART ON THE EDGE

This month I have been experimenting with Jonathan Talbot's transfer method.  I have tried many methods but I find this the easiest and the cleanest method.  Last year I took a workshop with Mr. Talbot and learned more about his system.  If you have the opportunity to attend one of his workshops you will with come away with a plethora of information and new skills.  I recommend checking out his website:  www.jonathantalbot.com and considering his method explained in his book "Acrylic Image Transfer". 

Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson also have a book "Image Transfer Workshop" that has many transfer techniques.  You may find it interesting to try all the different methods and determine for your preference.

Another goal this month was to use maps.  All the backgrounds on the artwork are maps of that particular city.  I love maps!  A wonderful map artist you may wish to check out can be found at:  www.markpowellartist.com   His work will 'wow' you!

Normally this is not my style but it is always good to experiment.  All five pieces completed this were primarily done with transfers.  Using gloss gel medium, transfer paper for an inkjet printer (he also has transfer paper for laser printers), release paper and a tacking iron the following pieces were created.

 

"LONDON ALIVE AND WELL"  

"LONDON ALIVE AND WELL"

 

"A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND"  

"A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND"

 

"PARIS ON MY MIND"  

"PARIS ON MY MIND"

 

"SALZBURG SUITE"

"SALZBURG SUITE"

"THE ROMANCE OF ROME"

"THE ROMANCE OF ROME"

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MUST NOT MISS

- Shelby Pizarro, a fellow subscriber, has an art blog at:  sisterhoodofthemuse.blogspot.comShe often explains her techniques and does beautiful work.

- Are you on Facebook?  Along with Jana Bennett, we have created an art group where you may post your artwork (any genre) and contact info.  The name is "Creative Minds - Imagine That!"  Just check it out and if you wish to join send a request and wait for approval then post away.

- Artist, Taylor Nichczynski, is now doing pet portraiture for the holidays.  You may contact her for more information at:  tnichczynski@yahoo.com and request images of her work.

- Check out the colorful and intricate paper sculptures of Jen Stark at:  jenstark.com

- Designer, Scott Thrift, has created a clock called "Today" with a singular hand and no numerals.  Time is represented in gradient jewel tones for dawn, noon, dusk and midnight.  It is available for pre-order at Kickstarter.

- Wolfgang Buttress' beehive inspired Expo Pavilion has been transplanted to Kew Gardens in London.

- Sound designer, Yuri Suzuki, has a new installation piece using Swarovski crystal bells to orchestrate music....Google it!

- A paper marbler will bring you to your knees with his video recreation of Van Gogh's "Starry Night".  It may be viewed at:  thisiscolossal.com/2016/6/dark-water-vam-gogh

- Roxanne Evans Stout new book "Techniques for Layer Color and Texture" is filled with challenges and suggestions for collaging.  Now available at Amazon.  She also offers online collage workshops and is currently offering a Bundled Workshop price of $106.00 (a savings of $50.00).  She may be contacted at:  www.rivergardenstudio.typepad.com

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LOCAL COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO EVENTS

- Denver Art Museum offers an exhibition "Women of Abstract Impressionism" through September 25th.

- "The Presence of Light" a group photography exhibit featuring Robbie Steinbach is on view at Taos Town Hall, Taos, NM through August 5th.

- Ronald Davis' "Still Alive" is now on exhibit at Hulse-Warman Gallery, Taos, NM through July 31st.

- 203 Fine Art, Taos, NM will feature a group exhibit of many Taos contemporaries from July 8th through August 6th.

- "Books, Bosch, and Brilliance" runs July 2nd through 30th at Blue Gaucho in Penasco, NM feaaturing Nancy Lay, Nicki Marx and Lise Poulsen.

- Lance Letscher's "Secret File" continues at Tai Modern, Santa Fe, NM through July 2nd.

- Nisa Touchon Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM will feature an exhibit with Melinda Tidwell and Zach Collins through July 14th.

- "Nature Through Glass", an Australian Glass Show is on view at Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM through July 25th.

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NATIONAL EVENTS

- Yes, Cindy Sherman's "Imitation of Life" is still on view at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles through October 2nd.

- Seiko Tachibana's "Frames of Reference" is on view at Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, CA through July 23rd.

- "New Paintings" by Mitsuko Namiki is now on view through July 30th at the First Independent Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

- Through October 23rd "Japanese Laquerware" is on exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

- Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR has an exhibit "American Made:  Folk Art Treasures" from July 2nd through September 19th.

- The Leslie Feely Gallery in New York City continues the Hannelore Baron exhibit through July 16th.

- "Stuart Davis:  In Full Swing" is on view at the Whitney in New York City through September 25th.

- Continuing through July 31st is "A Japanese Constellation" at MOMA, New York City.

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INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

- Through August 14th at Whitechapel Gallery in London is "Imperfect Chronolgy:  Mapping the Contemporary".

- "Ai Weiwei 360" continues at the Royal Academy of Arts, London through November 20th.

- Continuing through September 15th, "Delacroix as Model" at the Louvre in Paris.

- "Kurt Schwitters: Merz" is on exhibit through September 30th at Galerie Gmuizynska in Zurich.

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IN CLOSING

Experiment!  Trying new methods will bring you not only pleasure (and some frustration at times) and will enhance your work.  Whatever your creative genre, do it!

You may contact me any time at:  livingartontheedge@gmail.comor view my artwork at:  www.thefullcirclestudio.com

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