Another painting finished for Jesse’s Album – I’ve got a few others done as well, but I’m not going to reveal them all until the album is released
I love watching the Olympics – so during the commercials I grabbed my jar of pencils and drew prehistoric things for Illustration Friday.
I thought I’d try my hand at the Illustration Friday topic of the week. ”Exotic” This was a fun challenge. I tried something new by painting on top of a print – I think it worked out pretty well.
I’ve been working on an exciting new project. My husband is in a band: The Sexy Accident and he’s asked me to create some album art for their upcoming release. Details are still being worked out – but there is talk of this becoming something more interesting than just the cover of a CD.
I’ve currently got 4 paintings in process for this project, but here is the first completed one.
The Friends and Family opening, and the First Friday openings for the Divine show were wonderful! Thank you to everyone who came out to see the art. I’ll be posting photos soon.
The show will be up until March 1st – so there is plenty of time to go see it if you haven’t yet had a chance.
The opening for Divine is this Friday! I have two paintings included in this show. This is the first time I’ve shown either of these paintings.
Come out! It should be a great First Friday in the Crossroads!
I submitted some new paintings to P&M artworks for their show DIVINE: A Juried Exhibition – and they selected two of my paintings to be included in the show! I’m very excited. I haven’t submitted to very many juried shows – but the theme seemed too appropriate to skip.
This is one of the paintings that will be included – mark your calendars!
DIVINE: A Juried Exhibition
January 3 – February 28, 2014
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
Finishing up a lot of paintings recently – I’m really in love with how this one turned out. Unlike many of my paintings, this one doesn’t have a specific story or inspiration. It just grew from adding color to the canvas when I had leftover paint on my palate from painting other things. Then I sat down and stared at it until I decided what needed to live there. I think it evokes a mood very common to fables though – and it’s one of my favorite moments in the hero story – the beginning of the journey that moment when you look back and have doubts – but you know you have to move forward – or there won’t be a story at all.
This is another of the new pieces I debuted at the Farm to Market Opening. I’ve left things relatively simple in this one compared to many of my paintings. As the title suggests, it’s a painting about the creation of the world – there is a little spider in the bottom left cave that you can’t really see in this photo – but the lines in the sky are to suggest spider webs. It’s loosely based on a Native American creation tale that I had only a suggestion of bumping around in my head from childhood memories of the story. But the basic elements of creation stories always seem to include light and dark and water and land and these elements pulling apart and coming together – and in this tale the spider’s web binds it together.
Here are some photos from the Farm to Market Gallery show. It was a great evening – thanks again to everybody who came out! The show is up for the month of November, so if you missed the opening there is still time to check it out.