Monday, November 15, 2010

Idaho Triennial Artists

Geoff Kruegger

As some of you know I am a docent at the Boise Art Museum. One of the perks of being a docent is a "behind the scenes" look at the work and the artists showing at the museum.

On November 1st John Killmaster came and shared with us his 63 year perspective on being an Idaho artist. His work, Owyhee Canyon Lands is part of the Triennial Tour. Killmaster has donated 600 pieces of his artwork to the College of Southern Idaho, where it will be preserved.

On Nov. 8 Christine Raymond regaled us with her mysterious ventures with gold leaf. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Boise Art Museum and is also featured at the Idaho State Captitol.

Today we were privy to enter the studio of Geoff Krueger. He not only answered questions from the 30 docents but also demonstrated how he starts a painting, sketching with a brush using a very loose oil based medium. His studio will be open this coming First Thursday in December from 6-9. Stop by and see for your self his great talent.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Feed The Imagination

Color My World
Mixed Media Assemblage with Quote:
" How one crayon fed my imagination, and made seeing it come to life all the more thrilling."

What have you done this week to feed your imagination?

Monday, November 1, 2010

High Horse and Giveaway

High Horse Found Object Assemblage $50

The base is a block of wood from a construction site I was helping get ready to build a yurt on. Some of the pieces collaged on the sides I bought at a garage sale for 25 cents, they are leftover from some "stained glass" contact paper our neighbor put on the window of their front door. I also used transparency's that I bought at a thrift store that were already printed on by a teacher. I love reusing things that would normally be thrown away. Then collaged over that with tissue paper from old sewing patterns.
Next up is the round shape which is a collaged tuna fish can. With an altoids tin and a wooden block. They are attached with e6000 glue. Around the edges of the can I used DAP adhesive caulk and made the "fence" using little wooden things leftover from building some shelves. I painted the caulk to look like grass and dirt.
I then put a thin line of Elmer's around the caulk and glued seed beads, when the glue was dry I rubbed brown metallic dry pigment on them to blend them in.

One of the blogs that I follow is celebrating their 2000 post! Go visit Peggy and leave a comment and you might win one of her great prizes: Peggy's Mixed Up Art

I don't even know how many posts I have done, guess I'll add em up and maybe I'll give something away too.