Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Field Trip

Recently I took a little trip to Mt. Rainier, MD to visit the studio of Ellyn Weiss. I had never been out to that neck of the woods and was impressed by the number of artist studios clustered in the area. Ellyn shares a great space with Ellen Sinel and Betsy Stewart. I thought I would share some pictures of her lovely studio and some works in progress.

Where the creativity happens

Check out the beauty on the left (“Asylum Seeker”, 2006, oil bar and dry pigment on masonite, 48” x 48”)

Recently-completed 18 panel grid of encaustic and oil paintings from the “Gene Pool” series, each panel measures 12” x 12”

Six little oil bars all in a row, each panel 12” x 12”

After being visually delighted at Ellyn’s studio, she took me over to the Washington Glass School where I was given a tour by one of school’s directors Michael Janis. I got to see Michael’s work as well as the work of the other two directors, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers. Check out the Washington Glass School’s Web site for a list of classes offered.

Ellyn Weiss, studio mates, and other artist studios in the area (including the Washington Glass School, Flux Studios, and Red Dirt Studio) are having an Open Studios on Saturday, May 16 from noon to 5 pm.

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