Monday, February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019




A few of my pieces are currently on display at a local office building here in Tucson. They look lovely hanging as a grouping and I look forward to having more opportunities like this where my art is out in the public for anyone to see and appreciate.


Monday, February 11, 2019

This and that......

Hearts
Yesterday I took a really fun little mini class on Skillshare with Lucie Duclos. I love all her classes but this one is highly addictive! I have decided to use my hearts for our monthly potluck community dinner here. I am going to place them on the tables. I think they will look cute!

It was fun do do something just for the fun of it and no stress involved!

I am still working on collages every day as well as monoprinting with the local flora and fauna.

Here are a few of my recent collages.







Tuesday, January 29, 2019

I'm Baaaack




I really thought I could stop blogging. I guess I was wrong.

I have been enjoying the plants in the desert so much and making prints of them

I do enjoy living in the desert. There is so much to learn and explore.

In a few weeks I am going on a wildflower tour down to Organ Pipe National Monument. I am very much looking forward to that!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

12/25/18

Sorry that I have not been posting on my blog for quite some time. I have been posting mostly on Instagram and it is there that you can see my most recent work. I may come back here at some future time but for now find me here!  https://www.instagram.com/robertawarshawart/


Saturday, November 10, 2018

New works



Before I began packing for my move, at the end of last year, I was working on a series that was really inspiring me. As I was working on the actual paintings I was also creating strips of sample colors for the pieces. The strips themselves were so nice that I decided to add these abstract floral/plant designs to them. I thought they would make cute bookmarks. So I packed them up in a box to prepare for the move and promptly forgot about them.

Nearly one year later I am still unpacking things in my studio. Finding these strips was like finding wonderful treasures!

And I discovered how nice they look on my newest pieces on the birch panels!

I am very excited to be moving ahead with this new and old series combination and seeing what comes of it.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10/24/18

My studio
My studio is finally finished. New floor, closet, and furniture has been added. It is so great to have all this room finally. I have waited a long time to have a space like this. It has a nice high ceiling with a powerful ceiling fan and plenty of light! Wow!

I did not get into the Tohono Chul show but I will keep at it! Someday!

Meanwhile I am working away at my collages. Having the bird feeder right outside my studio window is having an effect on my art for sure! Birds, birds and more birds! Plus it is #birdtober!


Birdtober



Saturday, October 13, 2018

10/13/18

Copper Plant
I finally did it. I entered a show out here. The show is called "Copper State" at Tohono Chul Park. I am not counting on getting in but the point is that I did enter a piece. A huge deal for me. I even had it photographed by a professional photographer. This is the piece shown above. The plant is a coppery color and I did it especially for the show.

Doing it has given me some much needed confidence and I will try and enter other shows as well if I feel that my work would be a fit. This is art season after all. Who knew there was even such a thing! I had never heard of an art season before moving here. There are so many artists who live and work here in the Sonoran desert and I am enjoying meeting some of them at my Paperworks meetings and the CASA meetings.

On other notes we are having so much rain here today. We get the rain from hurricanes that come up from Mexico! It is good for the desert and a good day to make some soup!

Also, I have been taking a wonderful online class with Este MacCleod.  The class meets daily for the entire month of October. Este really packs so much into a class. I can barely come up for air. Some of my take-aways are the number and variety of brushes she uses to paint her collage papers. I had never used a fan brush before or a comb brush. The potential for mark making for these brushes is amazing. I am just scratching the surface with them.

She does use Hi Flo Acrylics though of which I am not a fan. The tips clog up continuously and the paint is really sticky. Ugh. Not my favorite medium at all but I will use them for the class and then try and substitute my trusty fluid acrylics when the class is over. I am also discovering the joys of Acrylic inks. I really love those especially for drawing and mark making.

Well, hopefully tomorrow will dry out as we are supposed to head down to Patagonia for their annual fall craft show and festival. I was really looking forward to exploring that part of the region. Today was a total washout for the vendors so I hope for all our sakes tomorrow will be better!

Have a great week!