One of the things that didn’t get on camera when I was taking photos of my Paint-the-night class was that earlier in the afternoon Rick (Rick Archer, President of Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation and Vanguard Gallery) and I had hung up a 14-painting solo show on the left wall.
<Sigh> this is by far the first time that I have put up a solo show and promptly forgotten to take any photos of it. Senior moment!
Blissfully I was passing not far from the gallery on Monday morning and (seeing as I’m on the advisory committee and one of the tutors and I have a key to the gallery) stopped in to rectify this. The show will be up through August and there will be a reception on August 19th, 7-8pm. Rick should have the labels up by then! Actually many of these are available through my Etsy store at the moment (though it might take a little longer than promised to ship….).
Thought I was going to sell this one over the weekend at Flagstaff, but it didn’t happen. Anyway, happy 4th of July everyone, even if you’re not somewhere that’s celebrating Independence Day. When I started creating this painting it wasn’t especially intended to be a 4th-of-July painting, but after I got the stars down, it spoke to me that this is what it wanted to be. And like the fact that the shape resembles the triangularly folded flag. The poem on it is:
The fourth of July
stars bursting against the night
and raining color.
#1270 “4th”. Mixed Media Painting on solid pine panel, 15×15″. $150.
#1259 Outreach. Mixed media on pine panel. 14×24″. $250.
“Outreach” is clearly a sibling of “Reaching”, that I posted last week. The main difference is that this is the first of a series of cloudscapes on a cloud-shaped support. I have some friends who do woodworking and they carved out a few clouds for me. I’m happy that with the way I’ve photographed this one you can really see the texture.
#1258 Reaching. Mixed media on panel, 14×11″ $180.
Here is one where I went kind of outside the bounds of color combinations that the sky and clouds actually do. I named it “Reaching” because I felt that the red cloud was reaching up and out of the painting. Now that I revisit this, I see things that I did not intend to put in this painting. What do you see in it?
#1257 Aurorae #3. Mixed media on panel, 14×11″, $180.
This is a slightly different treatment of Aurorae #2. The refractured watercolor pieces came from the same parent watercolor painting, but I did not fill the entire panel with refractured watercolor, but finished it off in acrylic. They’re also the same size but I chose the other orientation. I thought also I would show it to you on the wall with oblique light. One of the hardest things about selling my work other than in-person, is getting people to appreciate this aspect of it.