Tuesday, May 11, 2021

August Morning, 1990

 One August Morning in 1990, my beautiful cat passed away and left me bereft in my garden where she and I used to be together. I started a series of watercolor like paintings in acrylic on paper to console myself. I could feel her absence and presence through them. They became a delicate connection to nature. I tried to repeat the spirit of them in another series, "September Morning" in 1995 and also in the "Two Sisters" series of 1994. Here are a few of the pieces. Joyce Lieberman



August Morning #7, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1990




August Morning #5, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1990





August Morning #6, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1990





September Morning #5, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1990





September Morning #6, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1990





September Morning #10, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1990





Two Sisters, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1994


and one from even earlier in 1989




A.M. Geranium, 15" H  x  22"W, mounted on 22 x30" Stonehenge paper, 1989









Saturday, May 8, 2021

Archiving Beautiful Florals

 I have many floral paintings from over the years. 

These first three are 15 x 22" works on paper.

 




I just made this one into a fabric repeat on spoonflower.com






"Doodlebug", 30 x 48", acrylic on canvas



"Blossoms", 3 x 4' acrylic on canvas

 


    "Summer Bounty", 22 x 30", acrylic on paper





"Amaryllis", 15" x 11" 

Group of  Three








Tuesday, April 9, 2019

more yakking about the spring and bluebirds yakking around the dessert table

Springtime, especially April has me all a flutter.




Now I am trying to use more variables  
and whip my designs together  with some reference to reality but fictional. 

The wind is whipping the orange blossoms to fall like rain. 
Earlier today I watched the bugs swarm in  an almost atomic configuration.

And the birds flutter in some very irregular patterns swooping in to eat and nibble,
 and 
the play of light and shadows flicker.

I use peach leaves, geranium leaves and a bloom or two, avocado buds, callalillies and their leaves and a touch of red salvia with the bluebirds.

These are a taller format, what ya think?


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Summer Ceramics

I had such a good time making pottery this summer.
For the 3rd year in a row I have borrowed a potters wheel for the  summer.
It's a cute little Shimpo and I adore it.
I also adore that I only have it for about 6 weeks and have to plan accordingly.
I got a pretty good rhythm going. I injured my knee so I was home bound anyway and at first I had to use crutches to get out to the studio and sit down at the wheel. I have a small kiln, so I planned a kiln load at a time and got cone 6 glazes. I ordered last years Celadon and 5 lbs each of a Gold glaze from a place in the East Coast that mailed them out to me dry, so I mixed them up in 5lb yogurt containers. I went out to Aardvarks in Santa Anna midway to get more Steve's White Cone 6 clay but at first used what I had from last year which was Steve's White, another grainier white and a stainy Mesa Red.









So last year's work was mostly Celadon Green with incised drawings on vessels, telling stories and just loving the drawing into the set up clay. I would throw in the morning, let them set open air and draw in the afternoon. I added a Sienna to the Celadon to get some more variety in the color. A lot of the imagery was about bunnies, Redheads and a man with a hat.



This summer, I started where I had left off using poppy pink, frosted melon and Celadon glazes.

Poppy and Celadon Rumtopf

Then I started the incising imagery, more birds because from where I sat, I had left out parrot food in a bowl that was lifted off the ground by a plaster Putti sculpture and I was enchanted by the birds feasting.

And then I got going, sometimes I worked when I didn't even want to. I was on a schedule. I quietly imagined kiln loads and drying times and sections of work to do daily. I wanted to make plates,but pulling outward was challenging so I made flatter bowls. I came up with a design I wanted to repeat, poppy pink flowers with gold in between. So lovely!  Bowls, bowls ,bowls.

When I went out to Aardvarks, I was going to buy more Amoco Cone 6 Glazes, but then I noticed for a lot less $$$, they had 5 lb Aardvark simple glazes in powder form, I could mix myself. I wanted a Tan base, boring by itself, but it would be a warmer light tone than Frosted Melon and I also picked up Black.

So Now I have a new palette of four glazes, Black,Tan, Green and Gold. I start to layer them and use accents of the Sienna Rust, Frosted Melon and Poppy from Amoco. Now I am finished making them for the summer and sit around in a delirium enjoying the effects from a cleaned up position.

Beautiful Bowl by Joyce Lieberman

Gorgeous Golden Bowl with bits of all the other colors

Monday, April 30, 2018

NEW Skirt from VIDA and "Zeitgeist " Painting the image comes from

VIDA has new formats, skirts and bags and many other things. This took a long time to receive from the moment I ordered it, maybe 6 weeks to 2 months, but here it is , My "Zeitgeist" Cupro skirt and me modelling it in front of the painting from whence it came. What do you think? 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

VIDA scarf and New fabric and wallpaper from Spoonflower


Michelle in my "ANEMONE" scarf by VIDA


 A yard of my "Celestial Doodling" fabric in mirror repeat from Spoonflower.
You should see the dress that got designed from this fabric.


A roll of my "Tic Toc" wallpaper from Spoonflower