Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Abstract Square Notebook 3/30/11

 I find and so many of us do-beautiful colors, lines, and textures in everyday objects. I am starting a new collection of abstract color squares found outside the studio. These will  be part of a new project to inspire future paintings.  I begin with pink, strangely enough found at my family's farm in the implement shed, not garden.
E Sheppell Color Study Pink 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Selection-Paul Behnke

Paul Behnke has some bold playful works that are quite special. I really like the underlying colors that pop through. He is from Memphis now living in NY. I have admired his work for awhile. I am enjoying the freshness of the work. Check out more of Paul's paintings at
Paul has an upcoming show at the The Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia in 2012.
Paul Behnke "Gun Metal/Black Square 2011 acrylic on paper 11.5"x12"

Paul Behnke "Big Narcissus" 2011 60"x120" Diptych

Paul Behnke "Black Pole/Periwinkle" 2011 acrylic on paper 12"x11.5"

Paul Behnke "Scylla Charybdis" 2011 acrylic on canvas 24"x24"
Paul Behnke "Snubbie" 2010 acrylic on canvas "42x42"

Paul Behnke's Studio view

Sunday Morning Sweet Goodness

My Sunday Selection is a little behind because I was lucky enough to be enjoying this fabulous breakfast my husband made for us. I have to write about it because it was *amazing*. It is homemade sourdough bread-stuffed french toast. It consists of greek yougurt infused with blue berries and vanilla. Not to mention the maple syrup drizzled on top. I think he is really on to something here:)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Studio & Progress

I am working on a lot of new pieces and my studio is chaos. I will never be a "clean" artist. It's just not in me. Here are a few views and new pieces in the works. I am focusing on med-large works these days. I have no deadlines right now which gives me more freedom and ease to create. I am working in a fury through some pieces and taking my time with others. I am feeling like the work is  headed to a really interesting place. It's moving more emotional and energized. I am having fun exploring new directions.
E Sheppell Studio Madness 2011
E Sheppell work in progress 36x36
E Sheppell 36x24 work in progress

E Sheppell detail of above painting in progress

E Sheppell close up of work in progress

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birgitte Lund-Sunday Selection

Brigitte Lund Showroom 5 2010

Th pure white studio of Birgitte Lund is zen like. I love the white space that flows into the horizontal lines in her work. Noted on her website she uses many layering techniques in her work. Some of the materials used:  papers from all over the world, shellac, fluid rubber, and plaster. The mix of organic shape and sharp horizontal pulls you in.
Birgitte Lund P2C-16 no tilte 2008-2010 19.5"x 19.5 " mixed media and acrylic on canvas

Birgitte Lund P2C-15 no title 2008-2010 19.5 "x 19.5"acrylic and mixed media on canvas  

Birgitte Lund L3C-05 48"x48" 2007-2008 oil and mixed media on canvas

Birgitte Lund ref no. Showroom Psychadelic Landscapes 2 2012 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Selection-Pamela Farrell

 Pamela Farrell 2010 "Proof" oil on mulberry paper
Pamela Farrell's pieces are beautiful. Pamela works in various medias (oil, encaustic, digital photography) and they all  relate to each other so well. The softness she captures is really lovely. The showering layers of color give the works such depth. View her portfolio on her website. Also check out Pamela's blog . She has curated online shows on her blog such as "Pink" and "Seeing Red". She is represented by Ruth Morpeth Gallery. 
Another dreamy Sunday!

Pamela Farrell  2010 "Waterfall Orange" oil on mulberry paper
Pamela Farrell 2011 Chambers Series Digital photography
Pamela Farrell 2010 "Soft Parade Red" oil on panel

Pam Farrell 2010 "Remotion Yellow" oil on paper

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Some R & R

E Sheppell "Yearling" 2010 digital photography
I am headed home for some family time and R & R. My parent's have a beautiful farm and there is a lot of inspiration. Above is a photo I took last time I was there and enhanced. Looking forward in getting away and coming back refreshed for the studio. ~Happy Trails~

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Stop And Go

This is another piece I just completed. It had been put away over a year ago and now has a new life. This has had many- many layers and is transformed into a very fiery piece.

E Sheppell 2011 "Right In Between Two" 24x36 acrylic on panel

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Selection-Tim McFarlane

Tim McFarlane
Spark, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
(photo: Karen Mauch)

Tim McFarlane creates some exciting work. I love the use of color and layering. The pieces are bold and playful.
Tim McFarland
Constant Flux, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
(photo: Karen Mauch)
I am a sucker for photos of other artist's studios. Tim has a great blog where he has some documentation of his studio and informative writing. I really love the posts of studio visits to other artist studios. You can see more of  his paintings at Bridgette Mayer Gallery where he is represented in Philadelphia.
Tim McFarlane Studio View 2010

Tim McFarlane Studio View 2010

Tim McFarlane
Kinetic Bliss, 2010, acrylic on paper, 22 x 22 inches

Tim McFarlane Blink, 2010, acrylic on paper, 22 x 22 inches