Tag Archives: blue

Feeling Blue?  I know just the place for you

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Feeling Blue?  I know just the place for you

The color blue evokes serenity, spirituality, infinity.  Lay back and look at heaven.  The 5th chakra:  the throat, voice and self-expression.  Deep blues: singing, listening.  Sea and shadow.  Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary.  Krishna has blue skin.  Fifty-three percent of the world’s flags have blue.  It’s the color most commonly used in corporate identities.  Miles Davis was kind of blue.  What kind of blue are you?

Harbor Town, mixed media on cradled panel, 32″ x 32″, $1800

This painting was inspired by the Boston Harbor which I lived near a few years ago.  The water is made from many layers of translucent mulberry paper which I painted all these wonderful shades of blue.

“BLUE” Exhibition at the Front Street Gallery

I am exhibition my painting title “Harbor Town” in the BLUE exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Patterson, New York. The show opened on October 18 and runs through December 6.  The gallery has extended hours on October 24 & 25 as part of the ArtEast Open Studio Tour.

See a BLUE slide show at the gallery website http://frontstreetgallery.org.  Front Street Gallery is at 21 Front Street in Patterson, New York, across the street from the Metro North train Station.

Featuring Gretchen Hoffman Abene, Patrick J. Cicalo, Shelley Dell, Andrew Dines, Ken Dreyfack, Kathy Ferguson, Matt Frieburghaus, Sarah K. Gray, Nicole Hughes, Annette Jaret, Lise Kjaer, Sassoon Kosian, Galina Krasskova, Tanya Kukucka, Pamela Lambros, Hannah Raine Brenner-Leonard, Alex Lindquist, Amanda Lynne, Eugene Posolli, Karen Schaffel, Ilona Sirman, Jane Soodalter, Fran Traina, Meaghan Troup, Rosanne Walsh, Dayna Wenzel, Joann Zwolski.

How to make spring come early

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“Pom Poms”, mixed media, 8″ x 8″.

I am beyond ready for spring to begin.  This New York City winter has been long, cold, windy and just plain TOO LONG!  I’m guessing I’m not the only one with the winter blues.  I just sold this little painting to a friend who lives in the mountains of Colorado where I know her property is still under piles of snow.  Hopefully hanging this in her home will make her spring come a little earlier.

Do people still use the slang term “radical”?

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I’m so “radical”! Or more accurately, my painting “Hanging Around” is radical.  This painting is being featured in the “Radical” Geometry Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. It’s a fun, colorful collection of many other paintings that focus on shape, line and geometry in their compositions.  Curated by Associate Curator Bridget Carron, you can see the collection by clicking: Saatchi Radical Geometry Art Collection.

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Hanging Around, Mixed Media (acrylic, paper, ink), 24″ x 48″, two panel cradled diptych, $2000

The concept for the painting is based on a nightmare I had about the two things that scare me most…bats and spiders.  In my dream, they bred and mutated into bat-spiders that fly and weave webs in which they catch their prey.  Creepy!

 

My Version of Yoga

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I’ve started a series of Yoga inspired paintings.  The first painting in the series (see March 17, 2014 blog post ) titled “Akasha”, represents “inner” space, that is, the space of consciousness.  My second painting, shown here, titled “Hamsa” refers to the breath as it moves within the body.  What is your favorite part of your yoga practice?  Mine is Savasana, a pose of total relaxation where I get to lay on the floor and not move. You can see I’m not much of an exerciser :).

Hamsa Web

“Hamsa”, Mixed Media on Panel, 20″ x 16″, $600

available at http://www.kathyfergusonart.com

This cold weather has me dreaming of Florida

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This cold weather has me dreaming of Florida

Many of you are experiencing the same cold snap as I am in New York City (expected low of 3 degrees F tonight).  It has me dreaming of warmer weather.  Wouldn’t it be nice to “play hooky” and skip out to Florida for an extended weekend?  That’s what I had in mind while creating this new painting.  The title is a play on words (some fish trying to sneak out of “school” for the day).

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“Playing Hooky”, Mixed Media, 20″x 20″ on canvas.

I could use a little help here.

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I just finished a new painting and I’m loving the simple blue and tan color scheme.  However, I’m completely stumped on a title.  My oldest daughter said it looks like a hurricane but with the recent devastating typhoon in the Philippines, she suggested that idea was a little inappropriate.  I would love any suggestions or ideas. Please leave me a comment if you think of something.

Jagged Circle Web

“Untitled”, Mixed Media on canvas, 20″ x 20″