Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Six Degrees of Separation

I watched a documentary about author/artist Virginia Lee Burton. She was married to sculptor/teacher George Demetrios and they lived in Folly Cove. They referenced George's artistic lineage and I could hear my drawing teacher Andrew McMillan, who taught me how to draw, recite his artistic lineage


Andy studied with George Demetrios.

George Demetrios studied with Antoine Bourdelle.

Antoine Bourdelle studied with Auguste Rodin.

and if you have studied drawing with me, this is part of your artistic lineage.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

World Art Glass

This site is a general resource about art made from glass. It includes extensive link lists for galleries, studios, museums, sources of information, events, organizations, publications, etc.

I will be checking back to this link frequently. If there is anything you want to know about glass, this is a great site! There is a link to it in my sidebar.


Monday, December 21, 2009

The WIP (work in progress) December 2009

The Big Spender Chorus Line
a glass drawing in progress
verre eglomise, with oil on reverse glass and a mixed media support
copyright debbie clarke 2009 gloucester ma

"5 Stand" a glass drawing

"5 Stand", a glass drawing
24x36" verre eglomise, cold glass, marker with mix media canvas support
copyright 2009 debbie clarke

available for purchase through the Windemere Gallery of Arts and Antiques, 20 Main Street,
Rockport MA. gallery contact: 978-546-3513

Sunday, December 20, 2009

She Defies Her Age

a face i remember, 5x5", oil and metal leaf drawing on panel with sharpie marker.
copyright: clarke 2009 gloucester ma

Monday, December 14, 2009


"Holly" 12x12" incised gold leaf drawing on distressed, partially stretched painting.
copyright 2008 debbie clarke, gloucester ma
from an on-going series: faces i remember.

"Winter Flounder" aka "Flounda"

"Winter Flounder" was created in 1995 for The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester. The painting is reverse glass with oil and metal foil (aka verre eglomise) with a mixed media canvas support. It is one of 7 paintings on permant exhibition at the entrance to the museum's "Maritime Collection". size 24x36" copyright debbie clarke, magnolia ma 1995.
Gloucester photographer Mike Lafferty took some great pics for the museum and provided me with images. The zoom level really shows off the brush strokes and leaf poking through the layers.
The reference to "Flounda" is to my friend of blessed memory Anthony Orlando. He was an aspiring/very talented cartoonist and artist. The last time I saw him he was 20 years old and battling leukemia. May he rest in peace. most of my work has underlying stories to people, events and seasons of my life. this is just one.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

We're a Favorite Place!

this decal arrived in my mail yesterday, congratulating me on being a favorite place, as over 600 people searched for me through my google business listing on Google Maps. The decal comes complete with my own personal barcode that folk can point their i-phones at and the barcode will take folk to my business center link. should i put it on my truck?