I hung a new ‘Now Showing’ exhibition at the offices of NeighborWorks America this morning. They have a gorgeous workspace overlooking the Plaza and lovely walls for hanging art. Everybody was very friendly and excited about the art!
The Burrow & Fable opening was wonderful! I was beyond happy to see so many friends and to make new ones! Thanks to everybody for the support!
The Thursday night preview opening of the Heat Show was so much fun! Thank you to everybody who came out!
April First Friday is fast approaching – and I will have have art up at TWO galleries this month!! I’m super excited! I have a painting that will be a part of “Heat” – a juried exhibition at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.
My paintings will be featured at the Plum Gallery! The show is called Burrow & Fable. I have a bunch of new work that I’ve never shown before ready for this show – Mark your calendars for April 3rd and please come out to see me!
This came from a story in Mules and Men – by Zora Neale Hurston
The dog and the alligator used to be friends – but they didn’t have mouths – so one day they agreed to cut each other’s mouths open. The gator got the dogs cut first – but when the dog went to cut the gators – he cut too much – so the gator has a huge mouth now – and has been angry at the dog ever since.
Another large one!
This is from the story of the fisherman who catches the fish that gives him three wishes.
I enjoyed playing with levels – above the water and in the water and below ground – all in the same painting. I often use fish as my symbol of subconscious thought. I like the idea of a thought breaking free from a confusing but known place – only to be trapped – lifted into a tumultuous, stormy world that it’s not prepared to handle.
I finally finished a large sized painting! (Been doing lots of little ones lately)
This is from a story I found in an old book I have about cats – The duck and the rabbit were having an argument – so they went to the cat to mediate the conflict. The cat ate them both. It’s a pretty simple story – kind of Chicken-Littlish in it’s outcome. Beware who you trust. But it has that moment where you step out on a limb and make a scary decision and it’s not always the right one…
I liked setting it up in that Renaissance Madonna-like triangle. The cat even has an off kilter moon halo – indicating she is special and ominous at the same time.
I was reading _Mules and Men_ by Zora Neale Hurston. This came from one of the stories in there – The bird’s friend was trapped in hell – so every Friday the bird would fly down and drop one grain of sand – eventually putting out the fires of hell and saving his friend. Persistence.
I like how the Neko Case song, Magpie in the Morning goes along with this.
I’ve been sketching trees a lot in my sketchbook. I found a photo of the oldest tree and I wanted to paint it. I have a whole series of tree work planned in my head.