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La pittura a strati di Betsy Walton

WELL DEARS, I’M SO GRATEFUL TO BARBARA AND BETSY FOR THIS POST. GRAZIE MILLE AND THANKS!

Barbara Picci

Betsy Walton Betsy Walton

L’artista Betsy Walton ama talmente tanto il luogo dove abita, cioè Portland, nell’Oregon, che l’ha preso da ispirazione trasponendolo nelle sue opere. Il paesaggio, tipicamente invernale, che ella rappresenta, è popolato da rocce geodetiche, vegetazione e soggetti femminili vestiti da divinità mistiche.
L’artista lavora a strati, tenendo alcune parti dei suoi dipinti più vuote alternati a zone più dense, sia di colore che di contaminazione coi new media. In realtà alcune parti vengono proprio riprese nel tempo, ridipinte o comunque modificate. In questo modo Betsy intende creare una sorta di memoria del dipinto, il suo è un processo di sviluppo lento dell’immagine.
Oltre ai paesaggi invernali di Portland, che rappresentano l’ispirazione primaria, l’artista inserisce nelle sue opere anche elementi di flora esistente al di fuori del Pacifico nord-occidentale, fenomeni naturali e strutture invisibili.
La prima mostra personale di Walton si aprirà a maggio 2020 presso Stephanie Chefas…

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December 4, 2019 · 11:23 PM

Sunday Music – The Blah Version

🎷😁🎺WELL BEAUTIES ! DON’T MISS THIS FUNNY VIDEO AND SMILE. SMILE A LOT !

Wonky Words

I am feeling very blah. I do have a proper post written for today, it is languishing in my ‘drafts’ file, but due to my overwhelming feeling of blah, that is where it is staying. Drafting stuff doesn’t seem to work for me, it loses its immediacy.

It is raining. Again. Hence the blah. I keep being sent emails from clothing stores imploring me to Stock up for Summer! They include pictures of T-shirts, shorts, swimwear, sunglasses, etc, but no raincoats or rain hoods. It seems that last year’s glorious weather has wiped the typical British Summer from our collective memory. I will not be stocking up. I will be saving instead for a good coat, which I can at least wear for 8 months of the year.

So, with this in mind, here is a tune…..


And this version might even cheer me up!

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With so many pretty things to make, how do I choose where to start??

✂ 📋 WELL DARLINGS! TAKE A SAMPLE OF FABRICS AND THAT WILL MAKE YOUR SKETCHES EASIER.

Vintage Belle

Ok, lets face it, it’s not exactly an earth shattering problem, but it’s a problem for me, nontheless.  I love looking through my pretty vintage patterns, and I love adding to the collection even more!  This week I managed to get my sticky paws on 25 new patterns, I must photograph them and show them off!  🙂  But that means more to make up!  I have identified these cuties, and actually managed to get fabric that I think will make up really well too, but I simply cannot decide where to start.  Unfortunately vintage patterns are not the only items in my “MAKE ME NOW!!” queue.  So these are my ideas…

DSC08665 Late 1950s Simplicity dress

I love the Irish linen I’ve chosen for this dress, I hope there’ll be enough for the full skirt version of this fabulous dress.

Simplicity blouse from the 1940s Simplicity blouse from the 1940s

I’d bought this pretty rose print…

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Greetings

💌 DEAR LOVELIES! I HAVE NO EXPLANATIONS FOR THIS WORK. I ONLY OPINE THAT IS SWEET STUNNING AND FUNNY AT THE SAME TIME. I ADORE THAT SUGGESTING SHAPES.

Make Art...Magic Happens

hello all – with all that’s happened in the last few weeks, I can’t keep up with posting and visiting all my favorite blogging friends. So occasionally I’ll be back. My recovery is going well. I start chemo and radiation in two weeks to blast away the remaining brain tumor…99% was removed in surgery. I continue to be optimistic and hopeful. I have a great team of doctors who are also hopeful.

I finally got out the watercolors this morning and dabbled a bit.

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Moving on

📋👚🌼 HELLO DEARS! SKETCHES, CLOTHES AND FLOWERS AGAIN. A PERFECT ‘MÉNAGE A TROIS’.

That's What I Want To Do

Again wonderful work from the 1st years.

Such fabulous talent

    Keeping the financial outlay to zero but increasing the output by 100%

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Another Collage!!!

🌳 💚HELLO LOVELIES! I ADORE TREES. MAYBE THIS COULD BE AN OAK. AND SOME PEOPLE LIKE CLINT EASTWOOD LOVES TALK TO THEM 💚🌳 https://youtu.be/z-_N2KvFxt0

Wonky Words

Ihave been unwell this week, meaning the post I meant to bring you is still languishing in my notebook, unfinished and untyped. You are not missing much. There are two references to chocolate, and something about having several flirtatious encounters by 1pm. Nothing new there then. I believe I began writing this post back in May, what are the chances of me finishing it in time for next Friday? We shall see.

In other news: Brexit = headache + sore eyes + raging tinnitus ÷ hope = despair

So, with this in mind here is a picture of my latest collage. The pictures aren’t the best because I had already framed the collage before remembering to take some pictures. PLEASE NOTE, the drawing of the tree is not by me. It is something I’ve had in my care for many years and I’m pleased to finally have it on…

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Underpainting Process

🎨 WELL DEARS, I’M SO GRATEFUL TO SISTER LEAH. SHE SHOWS THE KNOW HOW. GREAT AND SO KIND ARTIST 💞

Underpainting Process

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