Monday, July 17, 2017

Some of my latest work

It's been a while and I have been busy enjoying the summer and making some decent progress in my studio.  I have decided that for my upcoming featured artist show in August, I should pick a theme.  I have been drawing feathers in my sketchbook for a while now, so I went with that.  I also can't help myself from making abstract work so there's some of that too.  Man, Random Acts of Piece is the perfect name for my studio.

Here's the goods.

18" X 18" mounted on gallery wrapped canvas

Hand-dyed cottons, snow-dyed vintage linens, batiks, silk, upholstery and cross weave.  This piece was inspired by the multicolored batik that creates a strip across the center.

Some close ups.

Snow dying vintage linens is a lot of fun.

A friend gave me this scrap of upholstery.

Here it is mounted on canvas and wired up to hang,

This feather is made of snow dyed fabric and batik.  It is mounted on a 12" X 24" canvas that I painted with acrylics and varnished.

I did some free motion quilting.

another close up.

This feather was quilted and facing finished.  It is stitched to a background that I made from a pile of vintage inn scraps that I stitched together, quilted and then dyed with teal dye.  The silk came out a bit green but I like the overall effect.

Each vintage linen has it's own dye value and texture so it really makes the background interesting.

And, here is the random small piece.  I named it Madras, after those popular summer plaids.  It's 6" X 6" and mounted on a 3/4 " birch cradle board.  

Thanks for checking out the blog.  Hope to see you at the ARTery in Milford, Pennsylvania.  My reception is on August 12th from 6 - 9.  Wine, food, art, music and artists - come join us!

Feel free to leave me any comments or questions.  Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Upcoming Workshop

Creative Art Workshop
Thursday, August 3rd 6:45 – 9:00 PM
The ARTery
210 Broad St. Milford, PA


Instructor: Claude Larson from Random Acts of Piece Studio

Join us for a Thursday Night art workshop and create your own unique artwork!  All materials will be provided and each person will create their own 6” X 24” piece based on their choice of color preferences, paint and design selections.  You will be guided through several processes for painting and finishing that will reflect your personality.  There will be several samples but you are invited to create your own design.

Please sign up at the ARTery or call 973-271-4718.  You can also email me at