Friday, April 26, 2013

Framing, Focus on the Art.

Many people have made some nice comments about my framing, so I thought I would write a short blog about it.

I personally feel that a frame is an extension of a painting, the finishing touch, if you will, so I make an effort to get the right one for the piece—after all I have taken a lot of time to create the painting. My goal is to showcase the work in a way that supports the look and feel of the piece and doesn't distract the viewer from the focus, which is the art. I use archival mats as well as UV protective glass to support the overall quality of the work.

Each artist has their own way of presenting work, and each medium has different requirements for presentation, some art doesn't need a frame at all. If you have any questions about the art, medium or framing when viewing a piece, feel free to ask the artist or a representative.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flamingos 4

"Through the Shoals" watercolor, 11 x 28" © Beatrice Bork

At this point of the painting I am very close to being finished, I will put this on an easel and continue to look at it for awhile, to see what else might be needed to be done in order to for me to feel it is complete.

The title has been something I have been pondering since I began the project, every painting is personal and I like to title them accordingly. After considering several options, "Through the Shoals" seemed to be the title most reflective of my thoughts. It not only portrays the birds feeding through the shallows, but also my journey through these last several months of breast cancer treatments.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The last "tanning" session

"Buttons in the Studio"  BBork
As some of you who read my blog know, I've been undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I am happy to report that today is my last day of radiation (a.k.a. "tanning"). Whew! This all started last July 2012— chemo, surgery and after today radiation will be done. It's been a long road, and I've been lucky that things have gone as planned all along. I've had a great support system, family and friends have really been there for me, and I've met and been treated by the kindest, caring people! I also want to acknowledge my little rescue pup, I adopted him about a month this all started, and he's kept a smile on my face all through this as well.

I am feeling very excited about my art and look forward to presenting the flamingos, which I hope to post next Friday.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Artsbridge in May

Detail of "Little Prince" © Beatrice Bork
I'm pleased to announce that I've been asked to be a speaker for the "Distingueshed Artists Series" at the May 16th Artsbridge meeting, at Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ at 7:00 pm.  It is a wonderful artist community that promotes the arts, artists, events, and more.

I plan on having a discussion about medium, inspiration and process, and may also briefly explore how life can throw you a curve-ball and how it does or does not effect the creative process. I'll bring some paintings and present images to aid in discussion.