Saturday, November 23, 2013

Masters in Miniature, Small but Mighty

"Kentro (center)" Monotype with Gold Leaf, (1/1), 6 x6 x 1.5 in. on panel




































Above and below are two of the Monotype images I will be exhibiting in the Masters in Miniature show at the Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, December 6-23.  The opening is December 6, 6-9pm.

I have been exploring "Journey" and "Center" as subject for the past couple years and these small works were compositional studies for much larger Rust Prints and future oil on canvas paintings.

"Transit of Venus" Monotype Print with Gold Leaf (1/1), 6x6 x1.5 in. on Panel






Saturday, November 9, 2013

Empty Bowls, Brian Fisher, Liz Lewis Collaboration


























Last night the Vashon Island Community Meal Program, sponsored by Vashon Social Services Network held the Vashon 'Empty Bowls' fundraiser.  Vashon Island artist Liz Lewis coordinated the making and painting of each handcrafted bowl for the event. In exchange for a cash donation guests kept a bowl as a reminder of all the bowls empty of food around the world.  Above and below is one of the many bowls Liz Lewis made and that I had so much fun painting.  As a creative experience I felt inspired by the project and the challenge of painting on a three dimensional surface!