Sunday, September 27, 2009

A snapshot of life...the series

I've been so busy with work, art and life in general that I've completely neglected my blog for the last few weeks.

I just finished up a series of eleven 4"x4" pieces last week that I'd been working on for the past month or so. I'm hoping to add one more, but used up all my 4"x4" canvases so I have to re-order before I can add any more.

This is one of my favorites of the series. I call it "Bathing Beauties"

The theme of the series is a snapshot of everyday life. Each piece can stand on it's own, but the grouping looks amazing together. I think I'll hang a set of nine and keep two very special pieces just for me. You see, two of the pieces include old family photos that my grandma let me scan several years ago. One is a photo of my grandpa as a young man. He looks so confident and relaxed, traits I didn't see much of in the last few years of his life.

The other is a picture of my grandma and grandpa together relaxing on the pier at the lake. They look so young and happy in the photo...I just love it!

You can see more close-up images on my flickr photostream here.

And right after I finished the series I found out the my work will hang in a local coffee shop called Strange Brew in October. So, I've been busily cutting mats and framing pieces...which is soooo much work! No wonder frame shops charge big bucks for custom framing!

I'll hang the work on October 8th, so if you're planning to be around Greenwood, Indiana anytime soon stop by Strange Brew, have a cuppa coffee and see my work!



ArtSnark said...

these look fabulous! And a hearty congrats

risa said...

Very nice series...wonderful work!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh WOW! Fantastic!! And you have just inspired me to put together a collection of square 'snapshot of life' photos of my own family, as wall decor in our new house.

Oh yay, so glad I saw this post!! Off to ooooh and aaaaaah over them close up in your flickr!

julie king said...

these 4 x 4s are great! love the look and vintage feel of them. congrats on your work hanging at the coffee shop!!


simply gorgeous....I love them all !! Are they all done with that transfer technique you "taught" me via convos ???

Kathy said...

Oh Alisa~
I love them have done a fabulous job with these. They look so good grouped together. So happy for you!

Gunnels blog said...

These are so very good! So beautiful, I really like it !!!