Saturday, July 21, 2007

shhh... unruly artists at work...


Yesterday was a glorious art day. I made my way over to CW Slade's wonderful art studio where two unruly artists (CW and myself) started experimenting with some different products.We explored rust, patina and magnificent Lime Washes from Portola Paints...


We had a great time...CW...(who I have known since I was 15) is a true inspiration when it comes to art...and these days I spend with her at her studio are always a treat. Have you seen her artful Garden house in our book "In This House"? She brings her unique and introspective style to everything she touches.
By the end of the day we got a little punchy and tried to take some seriously unruly artist pictures of ourselves...I think it was our hair that was the most unruly....but it was fun to feel like we were 15 again...
After a full day in the studio we sat out in CW's beautiful garden and kicked back... drinking wine and talking, while her husband David, manned the BarB Que served up a delightful meal. A truly inspiring day....I was out like a light when I hit the bed last night.

Here's a short tour around CW's wonderful and studio.


This is the wall where the wood panels and canvas' await CW's paint. Most of her pieces are very large and she will stand at this wall for 8 hours at a stretch...


barely using the stool that sits nearby...

Everything is organized from her press to the products she uses...


To her library and reference books...The painting you see in this photo is by her son Jesse Slade...LACMA just picked him up as one of their artists. You'll be seeing a lot more of his work in the art world soon...


Art papers she uses in her collage paintings and...

supplies...

and supplies...



and more supplies...

opens the channels and

unleashes the possiblilities

of creativity...

and that concludes the short tour of CW's studio...

I must share with you my latest CW Slade painting that I just acquired... homage 5
I have loved it from the first minute I saw it...

details

It made me very happy when I hung it on the wall at my house and now I am able to look at it everyday...thanks CW...you glow with talent....


6 comments:

Deb said...

What a lovely post, Angela. Thanks for showing us CW's studio. A real treat! And Wow! That piece you purchased from her is a knockout! Unruly artists, indeed - now THAT's the way to follow your muse.

Deb

sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a gorgeous piece you bought, and what a lovely studio!

Karen Cole said...

Angela,

My first visit here..... I was at Borders yesterday brousing the shelves, and came upon "In This House". I am not easily impressed with this genre of book but I just had to write and tell you how incredible it all is. The format, the quality and of course, the art work. The images and colors you put together in your mosaic collage work is amazing. I'm truely inspired........yes, I purchased it...immediately!

Incredible studio, by the way ...and photos.

-Karen

Nicole said...

Ohhhh fab studio and a faaaab canvas you got there ;-)

shirleymcc said...

Your day in CW's studio sounds like the perfect day.
The painting is amazing, and I can see why you fell in love with it.

Joy Logan said...

Love that painting!