Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Digital Collages by Sarah Bush

Since everyone asked Sarah on First Friday how she created her digital images she sent this information for me to share.

"All these digital collage transfers on glass involve a several step process to create. I scan found objects as well as collages and drawings I've made and combine them digitally with photographs I've taken. I then manipulate them a great deal in Photoshop and print them onto a transfer film which I then transfer onto reflective glass.My goal with many of these small works is to take images of everyday objects and transform them into icon-like images that glow."

The images Sarah creates absolutely glow and have a hologram appearance. Check to see more of her work. Also challenge your own creativity at her other website devoted to bringing out hidden talent - Better yet - come see her work at the gallery. It will be here until November 1.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tidbits about our artists

I am always pleased to have our artists' talents recognized but I have to say the most recent honor extended to Kirk McBride and Lynne Lockhart is one of the best. During the summer they were invited to paint in the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This is a BIG deal! Laguna Beach, CA is the center of the plein universe and this event is THE most prestigious plein air event in the country. Artists cannot apply for this event - they must be invited. There are 50 artists - almost all from CA. Lynne decided not to participate in the actual event - I don't blame her for not enjoying pressure painting! But Kirk will be painting his heart out along the beaches, canyons and streets of Laguna Beach. From what I can tell there are only 2 East Coast artists painting. I hope they send some pictures to post. Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational