On a weekend following a number of days doing relatively non-creative tasks, my insides demanded some play time. A very energizing exercise for me is to do one of my woven paintings. To do this, I generally paint two paintings, often on yupo, that have some similar elements in color and/or line. After painting and letting them dry well, I slice them in opposite directions and then weave them back together. The fun part is that I never quite know what the finished piece will look like. This is one of those surprises. It could remind the viewer of a spectacular sunrise or sunset, thus the title “Solar Flare.” The image itself is 10×14 and it is matted and framed to 16×19. You can see more woven watercolors here.
Hetzel Gallery, located in Cleveland TN, is a new gallery operated by two sisters, Beth Hetzel and Becky Hetzel Fowler. It is exciting to these two energized and eager young women launch into this enterprise, especially during 2020. Through the summer they have courageously opened their doors to limited numbers at a time and displayed beautiful art. When I asked if I could join them in this exhibit, they were eager to bring me in. The metamorphosis theme intrigued me and made me immediately think of the butterflies in my garden. This is one of three pieces that will be included in this exhibit, September 19 through October 18. “Welcome Visitor” is a 15×12 watercolor.