Thursday, November 4, 2010

Detail from a Painting by Erica Chappuis


I had the great good fortune to be invited to the home of the Detroit artist Erica Chappuis recently. When I drove up her street, I could immediately tell which house was hers by all the wonderful artistic "installations" in the yard. She invited me in and gave me blueberry tea and we had a wonderful long conversation, and then she showed me around her yard, her house and finally her studio. She showed me how to use molding compound to make relief in a painting, and photographed that and hope to present it as a tutorial in a future post.

12 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like a great visit. Interesting painting.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

All my details are horizontal because they fit the blog format better, but many of the paintings are vertical--I need to post some of the whole paintings.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks. :-D

Marie said...

I like meeting artists too :-))

Marie said...

I tried to write to you on FB but the "private" message box is not accessible here for the moment :-))

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you, Marie! :-D It was interesting and fun!

You can always email me at my gmail address!

Jacob said...

Hi Mary! I've been away and gone and am trying now to get back on some semblance of a schedule. I've been scrolling down through your posts and see that I've missed many delightful things. I love your photos, always, but your paintings are very special!

Hope that all is well with you and yours!

Jacob said...

Happy holidays, Mary! And we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

tossan® said...

Fantastic! Merry Christmas

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Merry Christmas to both of you and to everyone else.

I'm al tied up, I'm sorry!

Sciarada said...

Ciao Mary,I do not know if you celebrate Christmas, if so I wish you a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I do! thank you. Merry Hristmas to you and yours and to everyone visiting this blog. Sorry I have been unable to post!!!