Monday, July 28, 2008

July Wrapping Up

The past two weekends have been wonderful, I have been in the studio for most of my time. I have been working on a variety of things.

I have begun the second coat on the octopus, and working on their eyes, which, i have figured out finally the direction i want to go with them.

Here is a painting titled, "Sarah's Sea" I am bringing out the older work and getting ready to give it new life, as I cant seem to get enough of acrylic. It has been rather cold over here and the wax isn't heating up like it use to in October. So i will be doing pours and miniature sculptures with the wok for now.

Above is a piece i started not too long ago, however it has a new life already as i need to get this image out on the canvas. See below. This painting is part of a multi medium series i am creating about nesting, it seems to be all around me. I have started my research on nesting for both humans and other animals. This piece is in the first drafting stages.

Stacks and stacks of canvas, never can have enough canvas. it seems, everything in my studio is sea related right now, with the nesting project slowly taking over. I have also been collecting a large amount of kelp, and keep in near my front door step, i enjoy kelp.

Here I am working on texture and form.

This image below is part of my Jelly Series, i have started in acrylics, this is the first stage of blocking in the color and such.

My abstract hand, which i gave new life this past weekend, i will have to show you later. I find in my studio, i just want and need the exploring of color, which drives most of my work. Being able to work with color and have them play off of each other and effect humans in such a way can be every dynamic if done correctly.

Above is a beginning of my mini Jelly series (6x6in). there is Jelly, waiting for two friends to show up.

o, firetrucks, resting after a long day of fighting fire.

Yes, the collecting still continues...Thank god i dont have roommates.

This piece is part of the "Tangled Hearts" Series, this is the largest one of the series (8x8in).
here is another piece, a bit deep red than the others (6x6in).

Here is one of the jellies, that i pretty finished with, I just think this is such a cool jelly. I can see that working with additional mediums has encouraged new thinking when i work with acrylic.

This week, i am going to be working on my blue jelly series in addition to my red jellies and i am going to keep researching on nesting, octopus, and jellies.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

wax brain

July 10 I hung my solo exhibit at Sand City's City Hall. This body of work incorperates my acrylic and encaustic works all work is for sell.

Saturday was the 19th Annual Carmel Valley Art and Wine Festival. Here are some images of the sunny event. I had a great time and brought my mini series with me.

Sunday, I worked in the studio and have continued my Studio Storm Series. I also worked on the next mini octopi, these little creatures are so cool. I cant wait to fine tune him!

Monday, July 7, 2008


Things went well in the studio this past weekend and the days i have continued to work in the studio. It all started with an awesome fourth of July with some new friends and laying out on the nice Marina Beach soaking up rays of inspiration.

Below are a few photographs from the fourth, o how i do miss moms home made ice cream, this year, she made strawberry, what a treat.

This is my best art gal, K* the textile sculptor.

SO enough play, here are important dates and sites for all things studiomargo to remember:

  • This Thursday, I am hanging my solo show at Sand City's City Hall. The work will be up for a few months. I will be showcasing a wide range of work and this is, a studiomargo show, so dont miss out on the creations of margo. Reception to follow in September.

  • August I will be showing two pieces at Kathleen McMahon Fine Art Gallery, in San Francisco. I will keep you posted on opening reception. The theme is, Water is Gold, I will be showing my acrylic jellies.

  • September I will be in Sacramento's KVIE ART AUCTION which will air September 26, 27, & 28, 2008. They will update their site and inform the community about when my work is for sale. I am honored to be a part of this event and is a great way to give back to my roots. As i grew up watching this auction. Here is the piece you can all bid on.
  • November I will be showing in Carmel Valley, at Wild Heart Gallerie, three pieces in a group show, all encaustic work, Studio Storm got in.
I have been inspired to paint more minis, especially since the more work i make the less space i have, minis are the way for me to go right now in my currently studio situation. I will show more on this later.