Saturday, January 26, 2013

Where's Bruno?

PITTSBURGH VIA AUSTIN, Tx. -- We have three new collage paintings that were created for us by artist Judy Paul of Austin, Texas. (http://www.judypaul.com/studio/Home) We didn't know Judy when we lived in Austin, but it's special for us that these works were born there.

Judy explains her work at www.judypaul.com/studio/faq:  "My original art work is mixed media on birch panel. The mix in the media includes acrylic paint, pencil, collage, screen printing among other things. The panel is 1/8" Baltic birch with a 2" thick cradle made of baltic birch plywood on the edge. The panels are made by my husband Barry Books."

She hides photos or bits of book pages or drawings within her paintings. In our panels, she's included a photo of our dog Bruno, along with his name.

Judy took photos as she worked on the pieces, and I'll take photos once they are mounting on the walls. But for now here they are, the triplets, from Judy's conception to delivery at our place:

We didn't ask her to start with Steelers Black and Gold, but there it is.
















Waiting patiently for our friend Curtis to help us hang them properly.