June 22, 2011

Fiber Art

Fiber Art (pastel 16 x 20)
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Sometimes it is difficult to think of suitable names for paintings. This one seemed to have so many that were appropriate and one that kept spinning round in my head was "Yesser, yesser, three bags full" but that seemed too long. Since I am also a fiber artist, I was thrilled when the title "Fiber Art" came to mind. It stuck and I think all four of us are happy with it.

I met these sheep during an open studio tour on Whidbey Island. They live at The Black Sheep Studio which is home to artist Kent Lovelace (he was kind enough to allow me to photograph his little buddies). Kent's oils on copper are beautiful as is his studio.

These kids are showbound. I'm putting the final touches on some other pieces for my show at Scott Milo that runs July 2- August 1st. If any of you are in my part of the world, I hope you get a chance to stop by the show. I have plans to be at the opening reception but that will depend on my little Miss Biscuit. She has been ill lately so if she needs me at home, that's where I'll be. Otherwise, I'll be at the opening and hope to see you there.

I'll be around to catch up with everyone once I get my act together (yes, that will be this year). Baaa for now.


  1. OUTSTANDING PAINTING!!sandy this is breathtaking, the composition, the wool, oh my, i'm loving this!! bravo!!! great post as well. bah for now! how cool are you?

  2. What a delightful painting! The texture and curls of the wool is so convincing and makes me just want to pet them :).

    I'm sorry to hear Miss Biscuit is ill :(. Please give her a get-well hug for me.

  3. Baaaa-utifully done! Good luck with your show. I wish I could swing by.

    I'm sorry that Ms. B is feeling ill. I hope that she gets better soon. Franzie and I are thinking of you both.


  4. Thanks Suz, What an immensely nice comment :).

    Sonya, I'm sure they would love the extra attention. I promise to give Miss Biscuit your well-wishing hug and thank you.

    Don, thanks so much. I wish you could swing by, too. Thanks to you and Franzie for the well-wishes for Miss B. I will pass them along to her.

  5. Wonderful composition, unique and beautiful painting.