Interview featuring Very Different Animals

April 19, 2015

Very Different Animals
The Poetry Foundation interviews Fact-Simile Editions‘ JenMarie McDonald about Very Different Animals.

Very Different Animals is a very different way of representing the relationship between painting and poetry than one typically sees. … To us, the poem and the painting finish one another’s thoughts or say what the other cannot say due to the limits of their medium.

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Open Studio & Holiday Sale, Dec. 7th!

December 06, 2013


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Playing in the studio

September 08, 2013

“Playing” in the studio often leads to wonderful results. So far, I really love the addition of saturated COLOR to my handmade paper, as well as incorporating text. The results are below. All images are watercolor and sumi ink on stretched handmade flax paper, 12″ x 10 1/2″, except “Ornamented” which is 7″ x 7 1/2″.

“Fine Threads”
“All the roads left”
“Before the sun set”
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July 12, 2013

It always surprises me how much a painting can change, even when you think you are simply repainting ‘exactly’ the same image on the same surface. How much could it change, really? But each time I do it, I come back to Vija Celmins writing about her experience of repainting the same image on the same surface over and over again, how the surface changes subtly each time, and with each layer of paint, the depth of light becomes more pronounced.

Well this “Seed Pod” has only been painted twice, but I feel pretty pleased with its change in depth and clarity.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a ‘before’ pic at the moment…

Seed Pod for Cameron

“Seed Pod (for Cameron)”, 2009 – 2013
Oil on canvas, 36″ x 26″

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Two new paintings for Bridgette Mayer Gallery

June 14, 2013

These two new paintings are both oil and acrylic on panel, 10″ x 10″, and will be on view at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, July 9 – August 9, 2013, as part of the Ballet X fundraiser. Squares!

“Land Bridge”
“Untitled (after the storm)”
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