January 30, 2008

Carnivorously Decorative

Victoria Reynolds piece "Lickety Split", 2003 is beautifully vulgar. I love the unexpected imagery, visual contrast and attention to detail! It reminds me of European super market ads where all the meat pictured is raw.


Source: www.richardhellergallery.com

Gray

I tried using gray in one of my paintings yesterday - a lot of gray - and it depressed me. I see too much gray in Portland as it is! As soon as I turned to color, I felt better. Whew! Disaster averted. (Although I love the way it looks, I'll leave the gray and a splotch of color to someone else.)

January 25, 2008

Monochrome

Marcus Teo's setup at W Magazine shows how awesome color can be if it is set off by nothing but achromatic values. Love the red. Right now I am seeing more and more gray with only a touch of color, and it makes the color ever more present.

Photo by Nigel Cox.

January 24, 2008

Lucky Stickers

How great is it to have someone create some exciting color work!?
Each month Lucky Magazine publishes a sheet of stickers using a color or colors of-the-moment. I never actually use them for their intended purpose, but I do post the sheet in my studio and look at them for their color/value properties.

January 19, 2008

Effervescent

Made of clear blown glass, this is definitely one of my favorite necklaces. It is designed by Marina and Susanna Sent. I originally saw the artist Dharma Strasser Maccoll wearing it at her Augen Gallery art opening December 2007.
www.momastore.org

January 17, 2008

Subtle Color

Because I teach color theory (and am entranced by color), I am always looking at how color is being used. I like how the pink is being enhanced by the achromatic gray and silver diamonds.
Source: Chopard broach from February's W Magazine

January 14, 2008

Ovals

I am trying out some new ideas for board shapes...

Inspiration


One of my favorite things to do is meander around a dishware/porcelain/clothing store called Anthropologie in Portland's Pearl District. I LOVE this Plum Tree cup & saucer, especially the decorative blue elements.

January 13, 2008

BlogStart


This blog is about my art and its process! Here is "Swim Puff: (cowboy)" (2006 -paint, beeswax on panel- 12" x 12"), one example of what my art looks like.
Additional images can seen at my website (cynthiamosser.com) or the Augen Gallery (augengallery.com) in Portland, Oregon.