#1296 Irina’s Sky. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 5×3.5″ matted to 7×5″ $25.
Irina’s sky has a story behind its name. D’s niece was adopted from the Ukraine and, being required upon adoption to take a middle name picked her Mom’s. One of the things she has commented on is that on cloudy days, it reminds her of where she grew up.
#1297 Serendipity. 3.5×5″ watercolor collage on foamcore, matted to fit 5×7″ frame. $25
Serendipity just came together so easily from a few pieces of collage that came to hand so easily I think they had been huddling in the box.
Each year, Chaparral Artists, a group of artists in Yucca Valley and the surrounding area, hold a judged show at Rainbow Stew for painting. It’s a small group and a small show – they have a photography-only show next month and many more of their members are photographers. I took some work in on Friday and was able to attend the reception Sunday afternoon. I had five entries and three of them won ribbons! I got a second in landscapes for ‘Dark Water, White Wave‘, a third in Abstracts for ‘Night Watch‘ and a First in Abstracts for ‘Sun through Rain‘. Raini Armstrong took a well-deserved first in Landscapes and it also got Best in Show. Enjoy some pics of the whole show!
Animals/Wildlife. The dragon, second from right was my pick for people’s choice award!
More Animals/Wildlife. The one on the bottom left also to People’s Choice award
Raini’s Best of show painting at top
Florals. I really liked the one on the left.
Some more landscapes. I was fighting to take the photo with the light on the glass
Two of my oils in the landscape section with the one that took 2nd place
I thought This Article about Edward Munch’s color theory was really interesting. Red is interpreted more quickly by the brain than blue because the wavelengths are slower!
And the quote “Quantum mechanics has been very well correlated with the emergence of non-representational art.” – Bober – shows you just how much science there is in art. So if you want to be an artist, don’t skip chemistry or subatomic physics in school.
#1288 Let Dreams Through. Watercolor collage, 5×3.5 matted to fit 7×5″ frame.
Here are another couple babies from the bin. For the first painting, I was definitely in my right brain when I was inspired to name it. On the second one, I just love the way I’ve been able to find the clouds that flow throughout the collage.
#1289, Continuous. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 3.5×5″, matted to fit 5×7″ frame.