At A Guilded Gallery, Larry and I are trying to get the Aspiring Artists' Exhibit up and running... not much participation yet, but we hope to get much, much more going. We had planned to have signs and posters up everywhere public, but the tonsillitis and the cold I got afterwards a week after had put a major damper on my ability to do much at all. Larry had surgery October 16 and it has taken him a week to be able to move without wincing. We are behind about that, but doing our best. For more information, click here and invite the closeted creatives in your life. As a last ditch effort, I posted the information on every local facebook page I could.
As far as my own art, I have several pieces finished, just need to frame/matt things. As with anyone right-brained, these small details are not my forte! I'd rather sell the things as-is and let the buyers choose what works best in their homes. That makes the most sense to me.
The newest additions are created from modeled copper spraypaint (yes, spraypaint). Pictures to come!
A barn/landscape old fashioned oil painting is also finished and I have to admit, for as tight as it is, I like it. What worked: the color scheme. What didn't: I painted on top of a colored canvas. It took me so long to cover it with enough paint to get rid of the red underneath. It would have been ok, but I didn't want red in a blue sky. Note to self... do not use colored gesso or canvases unless you're sure the color adds to the whole piece. Portraits, fine-- landscapes? Not so much.
I've got a beautiful new piece in my head-- on the backburner, a spiritual one having to do with the dream I had :)
Two more have to do with dealing with uncomfortable feelings, but will be COOL.
The last one is paint as paint and is just because... and it'll be fun.
I am geared up to go!