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FLAME AND COAL

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized 1

“Flame and Coal”   Intense concern would be an understatement in trying to describe the feelings generated as I continue doing this series of coal paintings.  I am motivated because the more I learn about the negative environmental impact of coal burning, mining, and transportation, the more I know that I need to use my art to bring attention to this serious pollution situation. While coal is the largest source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide, it is also one of the largest... Read more


Burning Coal Makes Me See Blue

February 19, 2014 Uncategorized 1

Can you see the touches of blue among the pieces of burning coal in this painting?  Most of the reference photos I am studying for my coal series are replete with the colors of gray, black and orange.  However, I found one picture that had blue traces and found out in Wikipedia that “a blue-colored flame only emerges when the amount of soot decreases and the blue emissions from excited molecular radicals become dominant.”  This artist is learning some science! and I love the color blue. Why am... Read more


HERSTORY

February 3, 2014 Uncategorized 0

“Women’s Rights” by Mary Lou Dauray, Watercolor, 22″ x 15″   HERSTORY   Menlo College in Atherton, California, put out a call for artists to enter an exhibition honoring the college and coinciding with its founding 85 years ago.   Artists had to be juried in and once chosen the artist was given a randomly assigned year between 1927, the year of Menlo’s founding,  and 2013 to respond in an artistic way to the cultural, historical or personal events of the specified year.  I was selected as one of... Read more