Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pendelton Art Center Final Friday Studio Tours

I was invited by artist Joanne Honschopp to be guest artist at her studio at The Pendelton Art Center in Cincinnati August 28, from 6-10pm. Her studio 804B is located on the 8th floor.
The Pendelton Art Center is home to over 200 artists and studio walks are open to the public the last Friday of every month, so if your in town please stop in to say hello and to have some wine and crackers. That's right, 8 floors of art, wine, & finger foods.

"Landmark Tribute"
by Joanne Honschopp

"Over The Top"
by Joanne Honshopp

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sprite - Plaster Art Doll

I've been toying with the idea of adding some type of silk on her, but it never seems to make it on her body. She is not connected permanently, except for the arms. I keep switching faces to see which one works best, but I keep coming back to the one she has on.
 I really like the texture on the plaster.  I try to stay away from using too much color, because I still strive for a more simplistic look. I don't always succeed, but I do try!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Plaster Onie and Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney was in town for one hell of a show! This the massive stage that took over a week to set up non-stop work. I had heard that it took about 30 trucks to haul it here.

People seem to be coming in from everywhere.

This is one of two lighting towers  that has 4 people manning it.

I would say we had some good seats and with those huge screens flanking the main stage, there really wasn't a bad seat anywhere. He did one wardrobe change and that was taking off his red blazer in between songs. He must of switched playing different stringed instruments about 8-10 times and that didn't included several types of pianos as well! 

He serenated us for 3 hrs straight and gave tribute to some of his fellow Beatle bandmates. It is hard to believe that this man is 69 years old!!! He was up on stage with the energy of 20 year old! 

The hubby is a major Beatles fan and that's why I was along for the ride. I've always listened to his music on the radio, but when he began to sing his songs, it's amazing how many great songs he has written. He is quite an artist and legend, and this will probably be his last time performing in this country.

I've been experimenting with making some ornies with plaster and loving all the marks and textures.