Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Call to Mixed Media Artists


I love to work big. I love feeling uninhibited to cover a huge surface with a variety of colors and patterns and apply an overabundance of information to really make a strong visual impact. But lately, I've felt the need to practice working small again so I can produce more finished products with limited time.

I notice that instead of "nesting" in the traditional sense, I'm going crazy trying to do as much painting now as I can before Baby Echo comes. I have applied to a couple of shows happening this summer, will hopefully score a large scale commission that would be due in June if I am selected, and I have a new website in the works. 

All of this is happening while I prepare to take my maternity leave from MCA and get everything ready at home for a tiny person to start living with us. I like this pace and feel blessed to have so many opportunities coming my way, but I feel like I should slow down a little bit. 

That's where working on these smaller pieces comes in. I can fulfill my desire to be making something, but they are fast and easy and don't physically tax me like working bigger does right now with my big ol' belly. 

"Untitled" Acrylic on Canvas 12"x16" 2016

"Untitled" Acrylic on Canvas 12"x16" 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Decorator XXXVII




Chloe York "The Decorator XXXVII" Acrylic on Canvas 24"x36" 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Diptych Commission


The velociraptor child is due to arrive in a mere five weeks and so I'm trying my hardest to work as ferociously as possible and complete as many paintings as I can before she has my full attention. 

I plan to make time for my art after she is born. I can't be fully myself unless I'm creating something. It will just be a little trickier to find the time. 

I normally like to work large since everything just seems to come together better on a larger surface and I can comfortably add more details, but I thought I would try to work on some little 8"x10" surfaces I had lying around. I'm kinda liking what I see. 

Also, I apologize in advance for the bare belly photo. I just want to give you an understanding of how real it's getting.

Untitled 8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas

Untitled 8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas

Work station

35 week gut

Monday, March 7, 2016

Decorator Contained IV

Chloe York "Decorator Contained IV" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48" 2016