Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Work in Progress: TAOS by Mary Becker Weiss


"Taos" © 2011 Mary Becker Weiss
I am working on a new painting for the upcoming Annual Riverfront Art Fair in Hallowell in June called "Taos." Hovering over my work light is a bee the size of a buick. She has become my new muse who whispers "more color, let go, let go." I have been listening to her, but I don't like these unfamiliar sensations...

9 comments:

Corniche said...

That is great, Mary. When you see a bee and it's bold colors. To me color is an expression of total abandonment, being carefree. The colors shape the piece of work. It's exciting. Let me know how it goes. ~ Emma

Corniche said...

Emma, I don't have to tell you what a wonderful influence your encaustic workshop was for me. I am very excited about setting up my own workshop soon. Needless to say, TAOS has some encaustics in its future. My friends now know that I have blow torches ready thanks to Emma Ashby. Told them to watch over the skies of Augusta just in case. Two promised to have marshmellows ready... I'll definitely keep you posted. Be well! ~ Mary

Corniche said...

Love the Taos piece & having been to New Mexico, I think it resonates the spirit of the Southwest. ~ CH, Readfield

Corniche said...

Thanks for your note about Taos. When Richard and I went out to New Mexico, we made it as far as Sante Fe heading for Taos, when the skies opened up with a frightening ominous cloud just above the horizon. Hail came down like crazy and we flew low @ 100 miles an hour back to Albuquerque to get on a plane back to familiar snow storms, which I'll take any time!

Corniche said...

One of my favorite places ~ good vibes come through. ~ SW, Cape Porpoise

Corniche said...

Fantastic! ~ SM, Portland ME

Corniche said...

You go color girl! Love those mini-van sized bees! ~ NB, Hallowell

Corniche said...

I like it! Although I would rename it "Jazz." Now, don't let me be too presumptuous, but I see jazz musicians bopping all over the place. I wonder what it looks like in person? Could be an orchestra too, with lots of cellos? ~ RC, West End, NYC

Corniche said...

Now that you mention it, I DO see jazz musicians! Which illuminates the concept that each abstract piece is interpreted uniquely by its viewer. I had to laugh at Aurora questioning my abstract art during our lessons together, as Orion did in our show at the Harlow when he studied my abstract clock assemblage:
ORION: "Soooooooo, Aunt Mary, what makes this thing art anyway?"
MARY: "I'll get back to you on that."
AURORA: (looking through my portfolio) "You know, a photograph isn't really art. This is art (pointing to a Rembrandt in the dictionary.)
MARY: "I'll get back to you on that too."