Bonnie’s first show in eighteen years is over. Four pieces sold out of the show, which covers our expenses and leaves a little bit extra for the next phase of Bonnie (Re)Introduction.
I have to say, I was stressed out! Every time I went to Winestock and saw the work–or saw people ignoring the work–I worried. What if no one liked it? And whose fault would that be? Not the stalwart patrons of Winestock. Not the generous (and patient) owners Sarrah and Carlos. No, it was me. Bad daughter.
It was worse than people ignoring my work. Heck with ’em. But all I could think about was how my ma would feel if she knew.
But it didn’t happen.
So I learned where those daughterly emotions exist in me now: right here, baby. Right up front next to my trigger finger. But work sold and I didn’t pitch a fit or cry in public. I’m even happier knowing that some pieces will come home to become part of the permanent collection.
Above is a Bonnie enameled panel from the early seventies. She did a number of “body parts” pieces, richly colored and seductive, and very much part of the Garden of Eden era we remember as the late 1960’s.
Gouache over wax video
This video from Angeline Marie really deserves a post of its own. It shows an interesting craquelure technique using gouache over wax. I haven’t seen the first video in the series, though the artist shows the piece she worked on in the second video. Check it out, along with a very moving series of encaustic paintings about the Gulf oil spill disaster. The lady does nice work!