I’m picking up a psychic transmission from my readers… let’s see if I can make it out. Hmm… sounds like… “we’re bored. You haven’t posted in forever. Show us more art, woman!” Wow. Okay kids, you got it! Today’s post is chocked full of photos, including sneak previews of some in-progress works that will be gracing these digital pages within mere days, so stay tuned!
It rained here recently, which I interpret as nature’s way of telling me to spend a bunch of time in the studio. I’ve also got several showings lined up for the rest of the year, which means most of the work that’s been cluttering up my home and studio will soon be on tour throughout various locations in Northern California- giving me room to make more things, of course. 😉 Check the “news & events” section of my portfolio site, MarianneBland.com, to see up-to-date listings for in-person displays of my art. But that’s the old stuff (you’ve seen all of it). So, without further ado- new art!
Above is the completed test print from the block I showed you the other day, which looks like this:
If you’ve never been to V. Sattui Winery, you should treat yourself and go. It’s in St. Helena, which is near Napa, and they have this amazing deli with all kinds of goodies that taste great with their wine. Plus gorgeous grounds, lots of picnic areas and beautiful buildings-like the above stone structure covered in ivy. It’s one of my family’s favorite day trips. I also did a linocut of the Grgich Hills Winery, which has a much prettier garden than implied by their site.
And this is what the carved block of linoleum I used to make that print looks like:
If you’re one of those people who changes the channel to avoid seeing movie previews (ahem.. Rob), you may want to stop scrolling now. Otherwise, here are sneak peeks of a few new pieces:
I’m particularly excited about that last one. So much color! 2 cityscapes, 2 abstracts and a big mixed media piece in the works. Want to know what music I’ve been blasting throughout the house to fuel this flurry of artmaking? Check out this sweet playlist I made on Grooveshark for some nuggets of indie music goodness (no commercials, totally free, I’m in love.) See you again soon, darlings!