January 15, 2019

This is a week of finishing things. Physically handling some of my unfinished pieces seems to have triggered inspiration. A vintage dress I bought last year in a very faded yellow informed me it could easily be dyed with turmeric. It was right and I was able to match t...

January 14, 2019

It was laying there for months, in pieces. I used some epoxy to get it back together but the other side didn't quite match up. There was a beauty to it though. The bisque ceramic texture has been growing on me. It has an innocence to it, potential, almost a virginity....

January 10, 2019

I 've been focusing on improving my craft which is directly tied to patience. I'm impatient by nature. I want to see a piece done. Once I have it sorted out, I begin to lose interest. This creates much unfinished work and skills almost mastered. Jane of all trades, mas...

January 2, 2019

While all this painting has been going on, my sculpture mind has been fermenting. I mull over things. I sit. I wait. I'm following several threads of thought in my sculpture and sometimes after some mulling I abandon them before I get too deep into it, literally someti...

January 1, 2019

I notice every painting starts with fear for me. My inner critic is pretty harsh when it comes to painting. I envision her looking like Otto Dix’s portrait of journalist Sylvia von Harden blowing cigarette smoke at me as she tells me my work is shit. Strangely, I don’t...

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