Posts By: Norine

“Rain”

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This bamboo and wood mosaic will be shown for the first time in the national juried Works in Wood 2015 at New Hope Arts. The idea for this started with all the talk about the California drought… The rainstick happened first. Then came rain drops, leaves – movement. I began to see a pattern taking… Read more »

New Hope Arts Members’ Exhibit

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This is Gwen Shrift’s review of the currently running Members’ Exhibit at New Hope Arts. Each artist is exhibiting a single work. You have until September 27 to see such a wide range of work from your regional artists! New Hope Arts is situated at Bridge St. and Stockton Ave., 2nd floor. Hours are from… Read more »

“Of Sea and Sky”

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“Of Sea and Sky” Bamboo Mosaic – Natural and paint-glazed bamboo, painted poplar wood disk, twigs, beach stones, glass marble, fishing line. 10″ x 10″ “Of Sea and Sky” is the smallest mosaic I’ve done so far. It was a thought that sprang from some of my recent mosaics on the moon, water, and natural… Read more »

Bamboo mosaic-in-progress, detail photos

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Each mosaic that I create is linked in some way to previous ones. It’s a natural progression for me to want to expand on an idea – like these arcing strands of bamboo. I’m still exploring this element in the all-bamboo work that is now under construction on a circular panel, 24″ diameter. The bamboo… Read more »

The Exciting Brushwork of Maria Oakey Dewing (1845-1927)

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A recent visit to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia brought me face to face with the exciting brushwork of Maria Oakey Dewing.  Her work is included in the current show there: “The Artist’s Garden – American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920”. Don’t let the gilded frame overwhelm the painting,… Read more »

Meanwhile: “Sunset at Core Creek”

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“Sunset at Core Creek” Oil on canvas panel 6″ x 8″ In between the hubbub of woodwork exhibitions, I took some quiet studio time to paint this small Impressionistic landscape that was inspired by a dramatic sunset over Core Creek, in Bucks County, PA. A note about using reference photos: There are times when I… Read more »

“New Hope – New York” Juror’s Choice Exhibition

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Come out of hibernation! Join us on Saturday evening, February 7, from 6-8, for the opening reception of the “New Hope-New York Juror’s Choice Exhibition.” For the month of February, New Hope Arts is showcasing the work of the ten artists who were selected by Ellen Bradshaw of Pleiades Gallery NY, during the Members’ Show of… Read more »

“Offerings”

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“Offerings” Bamboo Mosaic, 25″ x 25″ This is my latest work in bamboo. A lot is going on here: The “moon” motif shows the inside of a section of bamboo that I worked into mosaic tesserae, to which I applied a pale blue paint glaze. The space around the moon is bamboo that I’ve tooled… Read more »

“New Hope to New York”

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“The Dream Keeper” Bamboo Mosaic 25″ x 25″ natural and painted bamboo “New Hope to New York” is the name of this year’s New Hope Arts Members’ Show. Ellen Bradshaw, president of the Pleiades Gallery in New York, was the juror for this show. I’m honored to be among 10 artists whose work was selected… Read more »

Bamboo mosaic detail photos

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Here are a few more detail photos of my latest bamboo mosaic. You can see the umber paint-glaze I applied to the bamboo strips of the background. By scratching through the glaze I’m able to control the tonal areas, making an area lighter by degrees. I’ll post the finished work soon.