I put a band of black down on a new 40x16 canvas last week and leaned it up against the wall for a minute while I rearranged some things. I hear this licking sound and look over to discover "Sammy" going to town on my painting. Luckily it was acrylic Bone Black, which is basically carbonized animal bones. (I'm sure the binders in the paint are not good for you or dogs, but he didn't get much.) It did teach me to be more careful around the pets. This should be expected from a dog who also likes toilet paper.
The painting actually turned out pretty nice and I'll post it up tomorrow.
I found this neat printed paper with old postcards and handwritten notes and I thought about with all of today's technology, how the art of sitting down and handwriting a note or letter is being lost. I've noticed how over the years, my handwriting has lost it's original flare.
Use it or lose it, so they say.
This was a fun piece to do. I applied the "note'' section and black fibrous paper with medium, antiqued it and did a little stylized scribble. I could have done more to this piece, but decided the focal point was telling the story well enough. Warm tones help with the feeling.
Available Here is the latest off the easel and it will be heading to a new gallery in Denver along with some others. I'm happy to announce my new representation with C.C. Opiela Gallery, 840 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO.
This painting has actually been in the studio for awhile and I decided to go back and re- work it, adding more texture and some subtle glazes. It was one of those that just didn't feel finished and after about 5 months, it got my attention.
Yesterday was pack and ship day. I painstakingly packed six new pieces and sent them on their way to my new gallery representation in Charlotte, NC. I am excited about this gallery and the people there are great to work with. If you are in the Charlotte area, stop by and visit with Heather Andreas and Kellie Scott at RedSky Gallery located at 1244 East Blvd.
I have a studio full of blank and partially finished canvas begging for paint. Some larger ones to do for RedSky and more to supply other galleries along with the series of "almost daily" 8x8 paintings. One of those will pop up here real soon!