- Cathy and Bruce
- We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.
Dec 31, 2011
|Jan and Allison at the Szozda|
are becoming stronger with my Etsy Shop helping with exposure. Looking forward to 2012 and new
work. The Port St. Lucie Rock and Gem Studio will be a great learning experience for me this year.
There are many experienced Lapidary guys there and although I'm not really interested in learning the
art of cutting and polishing stones, I sure am excited to watch and learn from them. There's also lamp
work glass artists there. I'd love to learn how to make lamp work beads.
I'll be sketching and posting so "stay tuned". I'm going to try to blog more consistently this year.
I don't know how exciting my writing will be but I'll have some fun pictures anyway!!!
Happy New Years to all of you out there!
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Sep 18, 2011
|I blackened the silver hoop and post to give contrast to the white pearl...what do you think?|
|I liked the idea of the tall and short stem....what do you think?|
|This combo seems to me to be comical, don't know why...what do you think?|
|OK, I had to get a little funky cause you know that's just how I "roll"!|
I'd love to know what pair you like the best...just out of curiosity, so if you have a minute press the "comment" button!
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
The findings are lever back and they are very light...I have a "bunch" more along this line using different size and color pearls, different size hoops, and different mountings for the pearls. Stay tuned!!!
Sep 9, 2011
Sep 7, 2011
This piece is one of a series of three that we did together. The carving is quite extensive and took many hours. This among others will be in the "Nature Inspired" show at the Sozda Gallery in November.
Details to come...hope to see everyone there.
Details to come...hope to see everyone there.
This vessel was created by Bruce and fired in a student built Soda Kiln at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida.
The glaze has a wonderful earthy color and slightly metallic surface. The fish are hand sculpted by Cathy and have an iron wash rubbed into the texture she created with various tools.
9.5 inches, Soda Fired stoneware with hand
sculpted fish and Temoku glaze
Sep 5, 2011
Well, I'm done painting Mr. Bob White. This painting is a small piece, 6"x8" on a ridged gesso board and will end up with a wonderful hand made, one of a kind frame created by my friend and woodworker Eric Troast.
The image came from one of Bruce's slides from a long time ago but I've always liked the rich colors in the bird that seemed to echo with the broken tree behind it. Even in its winter environment, all puffed up, he looks quite special.
Sep 1, 2011
going on. The right side of the image need more twigs, branches and weeds poking through the
snow to help balance with the tree and bird. I blocked my values in with acrylic washes and am
now working with rapidograph pens and colored pencils. It's strange how I seem to have a need
to work close and into a small space after working on a large format with big brushes. Almost
like curling up with a security blanket for awhile before going off again to a bigger place.
Aug 27, 2011
Well, here they are together finally. I originally thought all three panels would be the same sizes, however it seems that by waiting to paint the last panel almost a year later, I miscalculated the size. Oh well, I still love the three together and the sepia monochromatic center almost gives the cattail an excuse for being a different size.
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
it I seem to get caught in the petals and the journey starts again. This is the second time I've painted
this image. The original painting was one of eight sold to a corporation and the paint was barely dry.
I think I missed the "getting acquainted" time after a painting is finished, that happens for me as an artist.
One thing that I noticed about this piece is that it can be hung horizontally or vertically and the composition still works. I'm going to have a difficult time letting this one go.
Aug 10, 2011
|This is a rainbow moonstone and has a beautiful"blue flash".|
The band is wide and has been hand stamped with a design. Size5
|This is a natural star ruby, not lab or man made. Size 8.5|
|This is a grey moonstone set in sterling with a 14K gold braid around the bezel. Wide shank, Size 7.5|
Aug 9, 2011
fun assessing the posture of the gourd and finding a personality in it. They are sealed and ready to be a part of your home for Christmas.