This body of work began sometime in the mid 1990's, as an experiment, seeing if I could adhere a dress to a canvas and create a painting over all the textures. "Dress painting" is a term I came up with to explain these when I simply couldn't think of anything better. Over the years they have evolved, with new elements of collage being added. Dress patterns, photographs, and embroidery all appear from time to time, as well as lino block prints, rubber stamps and gold leaf. I will use this space to explore the beginnings of this series, as well as showing my latest work. If the piece is available for sale you'll find the price at the bottom. Free shipping in the U.S. Contact me at kallencole@aol.com to purchase.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Work!

It feels like forever since I've been able to shout "New Work!" and really have much to show for it.  But I've been busy, and sometimes the new pieces sell before I've had a chance to put them up, and, and, and...

Ok, enough excuses.  Here is what I've been up to in the past few weeks, in addition to the (elle)ements.  Don't know what an (elle)ement is?  Check that out here

Here we go, the new girls.  Dresses on canvas, linoleum block prints, and acrylic paint.

Approx. 24" square.  Framed  $895

Captain Invisible
Approx. 24" square. Framed $895

Captain Invisible started out as an "Attagirl"  A tree climbing tomboy.  But the more I worked on her, the more I thought she was actually a bit of a superhero too.  She may be invisible, but only when she wants to be.

Approx. 24" square, framed.   $895

Watergirl is one of my nicknames.  One I gave to myself.  So I guess that puts this in the self portrait category.  Made with three canvases, a dress, a bunch of linoblock prints, and paint.

Goody Two Shoes
Approx. 24"x32" (I think) framed $1100

Beach Baby
Approx. 20" x 24" framed $750

And a few new abstracts, these are all 8" square.  On canvas.
$135 each

All of these new pieces are currently bumping up I-75 in a motorhome, headed to Sausalito, California.  By way of Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago, and a few other places.  Here is a link to that whole story... www.mybrotherinlawsidea.blogspot.com

And here is a link to the Sausalito Arts Festival

Now if any one of these new pieces needs to be in your private collection, just let me know, I can make sure that happens.