Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Slip # 1

My new show Slipping the Knot opens today at Rocky Neck Gallery.  This will be up until Tuesday, August 16th, and is part of the new Summer Artist Series inaugurated this year.  The gallery has featured 4 exhibits so far, showcasing new artists and media to the gallery. My show is the fifth event with four more exciting exhibits to follow.  For this exhibit I have 7 paintings (18 x 18 - acrylic on canvas), 4 acrylic on handmade paper on canvas and one large watercolor 36 x 28. 

I started this series in January with the intention of using fabric and doing mixed media.  But my intention was changed when the painting above emerged into a silhouette of a slip.  This image directed me to another path - it has been a wild ride and fascinating series to work on. 

Chemise # 7
acrylic on handmade paper
about 9 x 9

 These small works are on handmade fine 100% luscious cotton rag paper I bought last year while in Taos.  This is gorgeous paper to work with and can be ordered on line at:  Taos Paper Works    I had this for a whole year before I was brave enough to work on it.  Maybe this paper was just waiting for the slip series.  

Red Slip # 3
watercolor  36 x 28

I hung the show last night. It was a gorgeous cool night to be on the neck.  Lots of people were out enjoying summer.  

Here is my slip show - quite intimate.  I took this image with my little digital camera ( no flash), as you can see it was dark and late.  Better images to come!

The gallery is hosting a reception is this Saturday, August 6th, from 5 - 8pm with food & spirits along with an artist talk scheduled for 7 pm.  I am pulling this together now - wish me luck! 

Come join me and see not only my show but the diverse and original works by the talented artists of the gallery.   

Rocky Neck Gallery  is open 7 days a week.  Vist our blog at for hours and location.  Hope to see you Saturday night!

1 comment:

  1. Martha,
    Good luck with your opening, I won't be able to make it so I saw the show today and it is fantastic.
    The work, individually and as a series, is so poignant and powerful. The colors, the brushstrokes, the slipping imagery convey the tentativeness of a life. (I love the way you hung the works on paper with the canvases as well.) Great work, Congratulations
    Jane Johnstone