Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Auction Wednesday!


I've been super busy for the past few weeks, but I'm back and 
I'm auctioning off this piece today on my Facebook Page

Glass, Enamels, Resin, Wood Frame
As many of you know, I've been experimenting with cast glass pieces combined with epoxy coloring. This one is a great example of the direction I'm heading with flowing, vivid colors.
The piece can be wall mounted or sit on a table, counter, or windowsill.
-Starting Bid is $10
-Bid as a New Comment in $10 Increments.
-Message or Text me if you want to place a secret bid ( i will confirm i received it. )
-Bidding ends at 12:00 Midnight EST.
-If its too close to call, the auction will extend until no one has bid for 5 minutes.
If no bids by 5:00, I’ll take the post down and cry.
Payment to be made via paypal or check if necessary.
(I'll message winner the details)
Pieces can be picked up at my studio in Mount Rainier, MD or at my home in Baltimore, MD.
Shipping can be arranged both Domestic and International
(estimated $35 to ship to west coast, for instance)
Click here
Thanks for checking out my Auction Wednesday offering! I would love it if you could share my post to reach a larger audience! Maybe tag someone if you think they'd like this piece.
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Anyone can sign up, even for as little as $1/month. It really can make a difference for me. and THERE ARE REWARDS!!!
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Open Studio Saturday May 13th

Hey! If you're in the DC are, come visit me at my studio next weekend!

I'll have all kinds of pieces available and you can see what things I'm working on for the future.
All the studios in the Gateway Arts District will be open too!

So much going on!
Start by visiting me at Otis Street Arts Project, then head out to all the other cool places

Saturday May 13th
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD

More information can be found HERE

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Auction Wednesday

Here's my Auction Wednesday piece for this week! Read more info and go bid on it here

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Auction Wednesday

I'm auctioning off this piece on my facebook page. Go here to read more about it and BID

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Using Resin

Recently I've been experimenting A LOT with resin. My primary goal was to create something akin to layered, fused and hot glass panels that still relied on the kiln formed deep relief cast glass base that has become the main body of my work. So, in doing research on what to use, I luckily came across ArtResin, most likely through there Youtube videos.
The combinations of resin and glass was EXACTLY what I need to move my work in the direction I was looking to go. I am able to cold fuse sheets together, to isolate digital prints, to make somewhat devitrified glass more optically clear, and to add colorants on a wet painterly way.
I've been auctioning off these experiments every Wednesday on my facebook page with the tag #auctionwednesday

I've also -just- starting adding resin to more major pieces of mine and have plans to continue to do so. I couldn't be happier with the results I'm getting. 

For the discerning art collector: I use the resin, mostly isolated between layers of glass and protected by steel frames. these puppies aren't delaminating. Also, this type of resin uses a hindered amine compound to prevent yellowing.

For the discerning artist: this stuff is easy to use and takes pigment and dyes easily. If you're in the DC area, come by my studio and I'll show you what it looks like in person.
Here are examples of the pieces I've been making, all in the past few months.

I used purple and blue concentrated pigments to swirl the color around in 3 layers

I added a green liquid pigment to the resin for the bottom of this piece

I used untinted resin on the surface of this piece to improve the optical quality of the casting. This allows for me to control how clearly the viewer can see the images behind the casting

Same use of untinted resin here.

I added an intense pink pigment to the resin for a very bright piece.

Swirls of blue pigmented resin on both the front and back of the glass casting

Alcohol dyes were used in the resin and left to settle naturally.

This used clear resin to isolate the glass casting within the frame. 

Before adding clear resin to the surface, you couldn't even see the ferris wheel behind the glass. The resin fills in the imperfections of the glass that distort light that passes through it. By filling them in, and having a smooth surface, light passes straight through the piece improving the optical quality.

A fun swirly look created by pouring the resin, then asding just a few drops of liquid pigment here and there and moving it around with a tongue depressor.

I mixed up a few batches of colored resin and poured them over this glass piece.

a very thin coating of purple resin over a highly textured glass casting

Hard to get an image of this beautiful piece. Intense red, intense purple that blended together where the colors meet. the light coming through this pieces is gorgeous.

Resin poured into a plaster door casting.

I used to cover surfaces with concrete. the background of this piece is a greenish concrete, that i covered with resin. It really brought out a gorgeous feel to the concrete.

Subtle use of swirled color

A little blue at the bottom, a bit o green at the top and blended together.