I’m in! Wooo Whoo! I just received word that my postcards were accepted.
The exhibition is from November 17, 2013 – January 12, 2014, and will be in the Art Gallery alongside an exhibition by Governor General Award Winner, Margaret Dragu. The opening reception will be on Saturday, November 16, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. The Richmond Art Gallery is located in the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
At the end of the exhibition all works will be traded, and I will receive a ‘swap’ as a postcard in the mail approximately 2 months after the exhibition closes. How fun will that be! The artists participating are from all over the world.
I will let you know when the online gallery is open, so you can take a peek at the show.
Nobody loves me, nobody cares, Nobody picks me peaches and pears. Nobody offers me candy and Cokes, Nobody listens and laughs at me jokes. Nobody helps when I get into a fight, Nobody does all my homework at night. Nobody misses me, Nobody cries, Nobody thinks I’m a wonderful guy. So, if you ask me who’s my best friend, in a whiz, I’ll stand up and tell you NOBODY is! But yesterday night I got quite a scare I woke up and Nobody just WASN’T there! I called out and reached for Nobody’s hand, In the darkness where Nobody usually stands, Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook, But I found SOMEBODY each place that I looked. I seached till I’m tired, and now with the dawn, There’s no doubt about it- NOBODY’S GONE!! ~ Shel Silverstein
I started three different paintings today. None of which you see here. Another participant in the challenge posted that she completed a painting, and then decided to scrape it all off and start over. Whew! Nice to know I am not alone. Her final piece is fabulous by the way.
I hope you will visit Leslie Saeta’s site, and take a look at all the great art that is being created!
JOURNAL I finished the journal pages last night, now that they are dry I can show them to you. I was unable to reach the artist, so her beautiful princess has to remain hidden. What do you think about my first try? I was really lovin’ the bright warm colors, but I realized I had to balance the dark areas. Once I did that, the contrast was just too jarring.
I found some paper doily scraps and I thought they worked well with the textures in the fair lady’s clothing. Inktense pencils in blue, black and brown gives the white of the doily an aged iron look. Next I added a watery wash of bronze mixed with just a touch of permanent magenta using a fan brush.
African Queen neck detail
I have been using this color mix for a while. I just love the warmth it adds. It is a major part of why I love the piece I did for Pauline Agnew’s Open Art Studio. Here are some detail shots. You can see that the mix can go from being quite bronze, to an earthy brick tone.
Mixed Media Detail
30 in 30 Canvas Prep
Adding layers. I will be spraying, dripping and smudging.