Well, a couple of paintings from a recent batch ended up going to forever homes before I had time to post them here! Better get a few more up before the next show takes them away (I hope). Though there are a few I wish I could hang onto for a while before they fledge the nest.
Before you get too excited about my achieving second place with my chalk painting last Saturday in Moreno Valley, it was a very small field of competitors. I also had a small booth at the art fair and my beloved was being the store keeper for me, while I wore off my fingerprints. I discovered fairly early on that our choice of space to set up (chosen because putting Doug under the tree in the shade would allow me to use the umbrella to keep the blacktop I was working on from melting my fingers), was in front of the band. The band (there were several during the course of the day) and the between-bands background music was LOUD. So, to relieve Doug and allow him to walk around and repair his eardrums and sanity, I hurried through my work.
The need for speed was exacerbated by wind which took the umbrella for a tumble and meant I had to chalk with one hand while quickly rubbing the chalk into the now-scorching blacktop with the other. I finished in 2 hours, and apparently was the only one who completely finished, though other chalkers, intending to take until 4pm created larger compositions.
I had a limited amount of blue, so did the surrounding ‘atmosphere’ in red, rather than follow the original, and created far less clouds than on the mixed media painting this was based on. For this it’s more about the message than the accuracy of the map.
On Friday I hung a group show featuring work of pets and animals at the Vanguard Gallery in Moreno Valley. It features the following artists (just in the order they are on the wall): Sandy Zelasko, Mike Holder, Kelly Vela, Jeni Bate, Terry d’Chacon, Kay Levie, Diane Morgan and sculpture pieces by Janice Osborne and Alana Marston. The show will be up through June 28th.
I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve specifically posted a ‘Newer work’ post. This one is from a new batch, and a little different than many of my other refractured watercolor/acrylic/poetry pieces in that I put the poetry on the acrylic in places obvious to the viewer, rather than hidden in the clouds. I’m looking forward to seeing the reaction on this one when I take it out for the first time this weekend.
I now have quite a few products available on Society6.com – and until May 19th, I have a free-shipping promo link. Just in case you wanted to get a tshirt or something. They have loads of stuff – clocks, towels, iphone covers, shower curtains, in addition to lots of options on reproductions for the wall.
Here’s the FREE SHIPPING link.
If you have a favorite painting that I haven’t yet put up on Society6 and you would like to order something with that image, let me know. If I have a decent image, I can upload it reasonably quickly.
…to cut up a perfectly good watercolor skyscape and refracturing it into something more. This one is going to really hurt.
I don’t paint oranges (well, I do sometimes, but they’re typically mistaken for the setting or rising sun), so my two entries are in the ‘open theme’ category. Serendipitously they were hung close together so I am able to show them both in one photo that I took at the reception yesterday evening. The other thing that they have in common is that they did not win any prizes. Oh well. I had some interesting comments about them.