Wednesday, July 26, 2006

studio days

hello out there,

mmm... i'm drinking freshly brewed hibiscus and peppermint tea and appreciating a cool breeze blowing which is a first in days! i've had some good days off of art, friends, more pie... hugh's just getting better with his craft, and a swashbucklingly fun pirate movie. folks have been asking me what i've been up to art makin' wise and it's hard to say. i've been working on about 10 pieces in a range of sizes simultaneously and cyclically. taking a pause between each to evaluate and get some perspective and then moving on to the next and back again, just like so. they are all works in progress and exploratory right now. i'm letting them have space and room to breathe before school begins again and before pulling together a body of work to apply for my MFA!

here is my studio in all it's jumbledness:
my studio

a close-up of the big piece in progress:
detail clouds

my inspiration board with a few fellow bloggers work represent (lisa c & meredith):

a little poem sent by my sweet cousin:
i pray to the birds...

small studies:

and other close-ups of WIP:
detail nectarine

detail peachypink



shash said...

so exciting to see the new works! so luscious.

Goddess of Leonie said...

delicious textures :)

you rock it girl.

penelope said...

So inspiring, miss! :)

jerusha said...

i loved getting a little glimpse into your studio! and i really love the small studies - they're amazing!!

Shell said...

Life sounds grand! Loving the pics from your studio. The works in progress look luscious. Happy days!

kelly said...

i love love love the small studies.
i want to come and play in your studio! yummy stuff.

hey i changed my blog address, as i am preparing my website to go live. here is the new address....
i know i have a link on your site.

thanks mati...happy thursday!

Listoria said...

the colors are amazing! (love your studio space!) the crimson and white small study is my fav. there's just's like flowers and lace with string theory images behind it...if that makes any sense.

thank you for sharing!!


Shari said...

hi there mati!

such an inspiring post. i love seeing your studio and your works in progress. such beauty my friend! xo shari

susanna said...

Oh, I really like the colour and patterns in WIP. Gorgeous! And you've just given me the answer to a home decorating project question with your inspiration board. Yay! Today's has really cheered me up. Thank you.

anaromerodesign said...

Very interesting work!

lisa s said...

so nice to see you working mati!!

i love that bottom right study so much... it's like a doily..... i love it!

um do you know tracy moffett's work? i think there are things about it you might respond to.

risa said...

i too love hibiscus tea. such a pretty color and so yummy and refreshing. and your studio photos! ah! gorgeous. i love your work. i adore it.

la vie en rose said...

wow! wow! wow! this little tour was awesome!!!

Stef said...

beautiful! we have to set a date for me to come and play!!!


elfie said...

nice photos. hey, that inspiration wire looks a lot like port to port's. are those doilies you used to imprint on canvas? cool, simple and crafty.

lisa said...

SOOOO beautiful, MATI!! i can't wait to see it in person.

mav said...

oh i just love your studio. what a lovely & inspiring space!!!!!

natasha said...

i know that the small ones are "studies" but i love groupings of small paintings. i tend to do them in at least 3's or more. i love these 4 together. so gorgeous!

andrea said...

oh wow, mati-- absolutely adore this peek into your studio, the look at your work. sososo delicious.