Thursday, October 27, 2016

I had to go to Charleston, SC for several reasons yesterday. One, being I wanted to see a few of the new exhibitions at several of the galleries. Unfortunately, that did  not happen. So hopefully I will have another opportunity before the exhibits leave.
However, I did see some dear friends, who are making gorgeous high quality, locally sourced
bags that are to die for.


Their Website is below for your viewing pleasure.

Also a link of  their feature article in ArtMag.

I also ran into artists, Heather Thornton who will be having a show quite soon that is sure to have her unique WOW factor. 
Check out below for details.

We were also introduced to the BEST Fish and Chip shop, this side of the pond!
If you need proof, just feast your eyes on the very Happy Englishman below.
That's my Mr. in fish heaven.

My Mr. Rachel Jones Art 

So considering the day began with an MUSC visit,
it evolved into a rather OK day.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Others won a little ribbon this weekend at
Seacoast Gallery Fall show.
Happy Dance. Now back to the easel.

oil in progress by Rachel Jones

Friday, October 7, 2016

I know I am not alone in admiring the creative power that is Edvard Munch. As far as complexity in simplicity, he and Kathe Kollwitz I find were true geniuses.
Here is my little homage in The Others - attempting to paint a little less yet say a little more. 
This will be part of the series written about in a previous blog post exploring the various aspects of relationships. We shall see how it all evolves as I'm hoping to create a total of 21 works. Baby steps...Baby steps.

oil on wood panel
by Rachel Jones
I apologize about the glare (wet).
I'm sure there will be an updated, better photo soon when I'm able to show 
it in context with it's companions. Stay tuned!

Love and Pain
by Edvard Munch

Sunday, October 2, 2016

I love leaf paintings but it was so very intimidating. Since art itself is all
about experimenting, I figured it was time I bit the bullet.  I hadn't really any excuse
for further procrastination as I had leaf, I had paint (of course) and I had recently 
received some very generous pointers from well known artist Michele Kortbawi Wilk, whom by the way I think is a leafing queen with her exotic animals and full command of the materials.
So other than the mess, that many warned me about but I obviously ignored as days later
I found wisps of silver in the oddest places, it was an enjoyable process. I think I'm ready to tackle bigger and shinier.

selfie with oil and silver leaf
by rachel jones