Monday, January 23, 2012

Touring again, but having more fun

© The Grand Tour: Airborne (2012)
mixed-media collage, recycled book cover,
 antique circus poster reprint, vintage illustration,
watercolor, India ink. 11.5" x 8.5" on archival mat board. Price: $185. (SOLD)
The Grand Tour is back but evolving. I'll continue using the fantastic, hand-painted 19th century fashion plates from Godey's Ladies Book and Peterson's Magazine, but am not limiting myself to them. Something clicked when I created pieces for last fall's Cincinnati Dreams Italy exhibition and the series was suddenly lighter and cheekier, with women who were less passive.

The pieces are also becoming larger, not enormous, but bigger than they've been. I'm excited and working like crazy on these, as well as other pieces for my March show - "Expecting to Fly" - at the 5th St. Gallery downtown (link in side rail). Well, it's off to the studio. There's lots of work to be done!

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