Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Visions Of Translucence

I am back!! It's been a couple of crazy months, but my show opened last week, we had the reception over the weekend and I am looking forward to getting back to a routine with this blog.

I feel like I am going to have a lot to share in the coming weeks. Working on this show challenged me in many ways, but it was also a great opportunity to practice and learn more about hand coloring with PanPastels. I spent hours at my easel this summer and there is a bit of a difference between the images I did at the beginning and the ones I worked on as my deadline quickly approached.

This is especially true of this morning glory image I literally finished and framed two days before I had to deliver everything. 

©2011 Dianne Poinski

You may notice my use of deeper colors and in general, more color than I usually use. Up to this point I did not think I was interested in applying more color, but I also think I was intimidated by the idea. There was a lot of trial and error, mistakes and abandoned attempts before I had a finished image, but I feel inspired now to experiment even more. Like I say a lot ...."stay tuned"..........

Anyway, I digress.....what I really wanted to do was share a video I made of the images displayed at Viewpoint Gallery for the show, "Visions of Translucence" with Donald Satterlee. If you have "liked" my Facebook Page you may have already seen this, but  for those of you who have not, here it is......

Be sure to turn your speakers on and to see it "full screen", click on the arrows on the bottom right corner. If the video is not showing up in this post click here: Visions of Translucence

If you live in the Sacramento area, the show is up until October 1. Their website has more information: Viewpoint Gallery

Thanks for sticking with me during this............(something I also told my husband..... but that's another story.)

I should be back next week!


  1. Fabulous video! The artwork is unbelievable. I do like more color even the slightest. Love the morning glories.

  2. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful gallery show. Your work is stunning. So soft with a romantic feel. I particularly like the flowers but the street scenes are also lovely. I receive your posts via email and will be looking forward to seeing more.

  3. Thank you so much Mari! I have been having fun with the flowers so I am happy that you liked those!

  4. It's just lovely and I think the stronger colors are great to view. Always good to evolve. That vase is really lovely.

  5. Thank you Bob! I rescued that vase from a friend's garage sale!

  6. Welcome back Dianne! I am glad you are back. I really enjoy hearing your thoughts on creativity, the art process, and the business side of things. But no need for apologies about not blogging on my account - I am just as guilty (if not more so) of disappearing from the Blogosphere for chunks of time.

    Congratulations on your show! I wish I lived close enough to come see your work in person. The morning glory image is absolutely beautiful. Nice work!

  7. Thank you Gabrielle! So good to see you here and I really appreciate your comment!