Saturday, February 18, 2012

hob nobbing

We are heading in to Houston for a few days in a little while. There is an art opening tonight which I want to go to. Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool are having a show at one of the galleries down the row from the one who shows our work.


©Marc Petrovic


©Kari Russell-Pool

I really like Marc's work and Kari's too. They are married but each does their own work and sometimes they collaborate. Anyway we met them at one of the glass art international shows about 5 years ago,back when galleries were taking our work to those shows, so it will be fun to see them again. They are also doing demos at our friends the glass blowers' studio on Sunday and on Monday we are doing a quick little etching job plus finishing and delivering samples for the two big 20' long walls we have a proposal out for.

Last weekend I spent three days filling the molds for the three larger botanica erotica series pieces. You might remember that I did those waxes first. I had so much time in them and wasn't sure really how I was going to layer in the colors so I decided to do some of the smaller ones first. Of the six of those I have done, I am happy with 5 of them and I learned from the 6th. So week before last, Marc made the molds and I have been busy. They came out of the kiln last Thursday and I just now got around to getting them cleaned off. None of the finish work, just all the plaster residue washed away.

I am really very pleased. They each came out mostly how I planned, hoped. Here's a little peek at the rough castings though they don't seem to be in very sharp focus. These are each 6” x 6” x 1.75”.






Well, that's the last of the waxes I had made during those months when I was model making. Now to start the next two boxes and the next six of the small bot-eros.



17 comments:

  1. I just adore that top one with the bird!

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  2. artful creations, every one of them! enjoy your time with your artist friends!

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  3. I am amazed at your mind and ability to translate what you see in it.

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  4. It's always interesting connecting with like-minded artists ... Enjoy.

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  5. Your erotica series makes me blush. The light that travels through these pieces lifts my spirit. It is all so beautiful.

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  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend to me - what exotic squares!

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  7. They are so fabulous...subtle colors and extravagant textures!! I love them!! So elegant and delicate as well. Wowzers!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. I didn't know these were part of an erotica series until I read your comments here, and I was thinking wow the purple is rather shades of Georgia O'Keefe and that blue one, well let's just say that's my favorite color. Seriously. These are beautiful Ellen.

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  9. These three are beautiful, I love them! The colors pop.. Makes me really want to play with casting.

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  10. These 3 new pieces are wonderful, I love them. Great colors! They inspire me to play more with casting. Thank you for posting.

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  11. Your work is exquisite, Ellen. Sounds like the show will be fun too; it's always good to meet up with fellow artists whom you admire.

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  12. Beautiful work. You do have a good eye!

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  13. Beautiful post! Beautiful work! As always, Ms. Ellen!

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  14. Great erotica series. I have a (different ) series, but I am far to chicken to publish!
    Well done!

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  15. Ellen- I love this botanica erotica series. The colors are stunning.

    Hope you're enjoying Houston. You're sure keeping good company with other talented artists!

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  16. I love ALL the art on this post!

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